Category Archives: SAS

  • Important SAS Resources

    Posted on September 6, 2012 by in Resources, SAS

    Important SAS Resources that should be helpful in learning SAS. SAS Doc Links SAS Online Docs SAS Dataset Options SAS System Options SAS Statementss SAS Procedures SAS Functions SAS Macro Lingo SAS Formats SAS Informats Sample Codes Sample Codes SAS E-learning SAS E-learning SAS E-learning SAS E-learning SAS Books Recommended SAS Books Recommended SAS Groups […]

  • SAS Books Recommended for industry application

    Posted on September 5, 2012 by in SAS, SAS Tutorials

    These books coupled with SUGI Papers will give you the impetus/basics to learn and explore more on the Internet. 1. Professional SAS Programmer’s Pocket Reference – Rick Aster This book would be a must for any SAS Professional I guess…..It’s a quick handy book for Syntax and options…… 2. SAS Certification Prep Guide: Base Programming […]

  • Drug Development, Approval Process and Electronic Submissions (CDISC)

    Posted on August 27, 2012 by in SAS, SAS in clinical

    Development & Approval Process (Drugs) Guidance Documents for Drug Applications Laws, Regulations, Policies and Procedures for Drug Applications How Drugs are Developed and Approved Conducting Clinical Trials Forms & Submission Requirements Electronic Regulatory Review Electronic Regulatory Submissions Electronic Regulatory Submissions and Review Helpful Links Supporting CDISC […]

  • Clinical Trial Listings by Medical Areas

    Posted on August 25, 2012 by in SAS, SAS in clinical

    At this link Clinical Trial Listings by Medical Areas – You can get the latest clinical trials going on at different places….Here you can gather the Trial Information such as ” A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Dose-ranging Study to Assess the Safety, Tolerability and ” blah…..blah…. and inclusion and exclusion criteria…..An Excellent source of Functional Information on a Company’s drug.

  • Clinical Trials Terminology for SAS Programmers

    Posted on August 25, 2012 by in SAS, SAS in clinical

    The drug development process is a clinical process that has its own language. It is not required that SAS programmers function as a MD or a regulatory expert, but working knowledge of the terminology is important to be effective. This paper will walk through the drug development process from discovery to Phase IV. It will explain a wide range of acronyms such as IND, NDA, GCP and MedDRA. It will also describe some of the terminologies used within the process of clinical trials as a drug is developed and submitted to the FDA. This will give SAS programmers a larger perspective and context to their work during the analysis and reporting of clinical trials data.

  • Basic Notes on Clinical Trials Phase I-IV

    Posted on August 23, 2012 by in SAS, SAS in clinical

    New chemical entities (NCEs) are discovered through screening existing compounds or designing new molecules. Once synthesized, they go through a rigorous testing process. Their pharmacological activity, therapeutic promise, and toxicity are tested using isolated cell cultures and animals, as well as computer models. A promising NCE is then modified to optimize its pharmacological activity with fewer undesirable biological properties.

    Once pre-clinical studies are completed and the NCE has been proven safe on animals, the drug sponsor applies for Investigational New Drug (IND) status. If it receives approval, Phase I clinical trials are started to establish the tolerance of healthy human subjects at different doses and to study the effects on humans of anticipated dosage levels. The firm also studies the NCE’s absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion patterns. This stage requires careful supervision, as it is not yet certain if the drug is safe for humans. Phase 1 primarily determines how a medicine works in humans and helps to predict the dosage range for the medicine, and involves healthy volunteers. This initial phase of testing in humans is done in a small number of healthy volunteers (20 to 100), who are usually paid for participating in the study.

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  • SAS Certification Advanced SAS Practice Exam

    Posted on August 20, 2012 by in SAS, SAS Certification

    Sample Advanced SAS Exam Solutions to Advanced SAS Exam

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  • Base SAS Certification Questions and Answers

    Posted on August 18, 2012 by in SAS, SAS Certification

    An excellent source for Base SAS Certification Questions….Click on the Comments to view the answers…. Other references – Base SAS Practice Exam – Advanced SAS Practice Exam – Sample Questions from SAS – Sample Questions – Sample Questions from SAS cert… ….The only problem with this blog is that too […]

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  • Encode your passwords in SAS using Proc PWENCODE

    Posted on August 13, 2012 by in Procedures, SAS

    The PWENCODE SAS procedure enables you to encode passwords that can be used in place of plain-text passwords in SAS programs that access relational database management systems (RDBMSs), SAS/SHARE servers, and SAS Integrated Object Model (IOM) servers (such as the SAS Metadata Server).


    PROC PWENCODE IN=’password’ ;

    specifies the password to encode. password can have no more than 512 characters. password can contain letters, numerals, spaces, and special characters

  • Develop your own SAS Functions (user-written) in v9.1+ using Proc FCMP

    Posted on August 10, 2012 by in Procedures, SAS

    Have you ever wondered, Why SAS never had functions similar to any other programming Language i.e. C, C++, Java…

    LINK/ Return statement and SAS Macros to some extent served the purpose in modularizing and developing re-usable code for repeating tasks…but doesn’nt make it is easy to follow….Macros are easier to reuse; however, they are not independent from the main program, they involve non-DATA step syntax, and substantial use of macros can result in illegible code.

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