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Building a Team of Biostatisticians for Clinical Statistical Analysis

Client

The Biometric Department of a top 5 Swiss based global Pharmaceuticals company

Challenge

To provide an excellent team of clinical SAS programmers in a low-cost region to work through a staff augmentation model. The main challenge was to create and train the group according to the customers high standards. Our customer needed to perform clinical statistical analysis of a set number of Phase III studies of the same indication running in parallel. There was a number of challenges:
  • “Dirty” clinical data
  • It was new indication for the client
  • Implementation of a new data standard;
  • Complex efficacy analysis

Solution

In close cooperation with the customer our group took responsibility for:
  • Developing and performing automatic data quality checks that spotted errors, outliers and inconsistency in raw data;
  • Performed mapping of the raw data to new data standard;
  • Performed first line as well as pier programming for the majority of safety statistical outputs (datasets, tables, listings, graphs and ad-hoc’s)

Benefits

We were able to reduce costs and improve efficiency by taking the burden of some of the standardized activities and allowing the internal staff to focus on the more complex responsibilities. We increased flexibility of workload peaks and troughs and improved quality as new-comers brought fresh views on the routine processes.

Technologies

  • SAS Base
  • SAS Macro
  • SAS Stat
  • SAS Graph
  • SQL
  • R
  • Spotfire
  • SPSS


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