AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) and TransCelerate BioPharma Inc. ("TransCelerate"), are pleased to announce that version 1.0 of the Asthma Therapeutic Area (TA) Data Standard is now available for public review on the CDISC website.
The Asthma TA standard is the first standard to have been developed with TransCelerate's active participation in the Coalition for Accelerating Standards and Therapies (CFAST) initiative. CFAST, a joint initiative of CDISC and the Critical Path Institute (C-Path), was launched to accelerate clinical research and medical product development by facilitating the establishment and maintenance of data standards, tools and methods for conducting research in therapeutic areas important to public health. CFAST collaborators include the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), TransCelerate, the National Cancer Institute Enterprise Vocabulary Services (NCI-EVS), with participation and input from many other organizations.
The TA data standards augment an existing suite of CDISC global standards for clinical research, which streamline the entire clinical research process, saving time and money while improving data quality and enabling development of scientific insights for the benefit of patients. CDISC TA standards developed to date, including those for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, have led to a faster, scalable standards development process that is now being implemented for Asthma. It is anticipated that the process followed for this standard will serve as a model for the development of many more therapeutic area data standards through the CFAST Initiative. The Asthma TA data standard specifically includes variables being collected in clinical research studies in support of therapies for asthma in adults. To access and comment on the Asthma TA draft standard now available for public review, please visit the CDISC websit
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