A week of working on 3 separate Implementation Guides

This is the week of the CDISC Spring SEND Virtual Face-to-Face meeting, and yes that’s still an oxymoron, but hopefully this will be the final time as future Face-to-Face meetings are planned to back in person again. While tee week mainly focuses CDISC volunteers on progressing the standard, one of the highlights of the event …

What’s the deal with the FDA Feedback Letters?

This week I caught up with my colleague and fellow SEND obsessive, Mike Wasko. I asked him for his opinions on the FDA feedback letters that sponsors receive after IND submissions. Specifically, his thoughts on their importance and impact – Here’s what he had to say: Whenever a sponsor receives a letter or feedback from …

Are we there yet – Where’s the GeneTox IG?!

This week I caught up with my colleague and fellow SEND obsessive, Mike Wasko who leads the CDISC team developing the SEND standard for Genetic Toxicology. I asked him “What is the current scope and timeline of the SEND Genetox Implementation Guide?”, and here’s what he had to say: “Some context is in order first.  …

The standard for the altruistic exchange of nonclinical data

This will be my final blog post of 2021, as I’ll be taking a break over the festive season. The season of goodwill is very apt for what’s on my mind this week. Whether it’s media reports of how COVID-19 vaccines were collaboratively developed so rapidly; or the rise of consortia for exchanging pharmaceutical data …

The relative speed of SEND development

As we approach the holiday season and the eventual end of another year, I’m again thinking of how fast this year has passed. Also remembering childhood times when Christmas seemed to take forever to arrive. Now it seems I barely catch my breath and another year flies by. So yes, time is most definitely relative. …