Below we discuss the scope of the project and how we worked as a team. All submission materials and communications from this pilot are publicly available, with the aim of providing a working example for future R language based FDA submissions.
The team landed on developing five ADaM datasets in R with a focus on using the R package admiral. These five ADaMs supported the already developed Submission Pilot 1 TLFs that were delivered to the FDA in 2021. A Cover Letter and ADRG were also created as part of this submission.
The submission package is small and makes use of a modernized version of the CDISC Pilot data. The CDSIC Pilot was developed to demonstrate that the CDSIC standards met the requirements of FDA Reviewers. The R-based Pilots are more interested in the delivery process and use of R. Therefore, it was decided that only a subset of the CDISC Pilot data was needed to accomplish our goals.
The Pilot 3 team met weekly over the course of 2022 and 2023 comprising of individuals across the Pharma Industry. We used pharmaverse slack and GitHub to communicate on blockers and ideas in between meetings.
We would report back monthly to the R Submission Core Team on progress and blockers. The Submissions Working group website houses some additional discussion and supporting documentation on Pilots 1, 2, 3 and now 4!
We kept minutes and recordings of our meetings, which can be found here: ‘STAND-UP’ MINUTES