The Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) Study Data Tabulation Model (SDTM) Trial Summary dataset has become increasingly useful to reviewers. The Trial Summary (TS) dataset allows the sponsor to submit a high-level overview of the trial in a structured format. Each record in the Trial Summary dataset contains the value of a parameter, a characteristic of the trial. For example, a Trial Summary dataset is used to record basic information about the study such as trial phase, protocol title, and trial objectives. The Trial Summary dataset contains information about the planned and actual trial characteristics.
New data from European Medicines Agency (EMA) confirms the tough position EMA is taking in regard to commercially confidential information (CCI). According to the European Medicines Agency’s “EMA Update on Clinical Data Publication” published on 29 January, 2018, 76% of CCI instances were rejected in 2017. Interestingly, the EMA has provided further insight on how they are considering CCI by citing five reasons for rejection.
Narratives are an essential part of any programs’ story, but often become cumbersome due to the many challenges of narrative writing.
While finding the right publishing vendor provides tremendous value to an organization short on internal resources, it is important to be thinking beyond eCTD publishing. Pairing with a vendor that can offer extensive regulatory and communications strategy, science and solutions experience brings numerous synergies.
With the May, 2018 FDA mandate quickly approaching, conversion of paper IND’s, NDA’s, and DMF’s to eCTD format must happen soon. Here are some tips for a successful eCTD conversion.