Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 10:21:42 -0400
Reply-To: Sally Muller <sallymuller@BELLSOUTH.NET>
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From: Sally Muller <sallymuller@BELLSOUTH.NET>
Subject: CDASH and Data Standardization
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From: Sally Muller [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2011 10:18 AM
This is not the usual SAS question, but I know that there are so many folks on the list, Larry Hoyle, Mike Zdeb, Mike Rhodes, just to name a few who have years of experience in data management and statistical programming….
So now I’m working on a project to create a portal that allows upload and download of data, among other things.
An individual on our team is advocating that we use data standards for our project.
He mentioned CDASH ( http://www.cdisc.org/cdash) as one possibility. He said that many projects both within and across institutions are gathering similar data – often, unfortunately, in different ways. This makes the combining of data and data mining difficult.
From my understanding, CDASH not only provides a plan for standardization of data but also helps with data coordination and data management?
I’d be most interested in hearing any opinion on CDASH and how the importance of data standardization?