SAS is widely used in clinical trial data analysis in pharmaceutical, biotech and clinical research companies.It is the Defector global industry standard for Clinical Trials Data Analytics & regulatory reporting. SAS plays a major role starting from defining the clinical study to till regulatory submission. SAS programmers play an important role in clinical trial data analysis.
The clinical research sector is growing globally at a high rate and opening up a wide scope of career opportunities for trained professionals. This makes it an interesting career option with very high growth potential.
THE CORE FUNCTIONS OF SAS IN CLINICAL TRIALS INCLUDE:
SAS can be integrated with the clinical trial management systems (CTMS) like Oracle Clinical. The data integration process starts with the extraction of data (Data Importing). Once the data is imported to SAS environment, the data is filtered, and data cleaning takes place.
Once the data is clean (error free), SAS tables are generated for analysis of the data. The clinical study report is compiled using data generated in the SAS environment. SAS also plays a role in protocol development, randomization process, IVRS/IWRS procedure, CRF designing, adverse event reporting etc.
The key skill set for entry into this career is proficient programming capabilities. This requires a logical mindset to write efficient SAS programs and perform complex queries. Academic background may be from varied backgrounds but the career requires you to demonstrate proficient programming skills.
You could be part of a large Clinical Data Analysis team for either outsourced work or with domestic corporates working on clinical data analysis.
This comprehensive program starts SAS programming on Base SAS, SAS Macros and SAS SQL and prepares you for SAS certification as SAS Certified Base programmer.
This is followed by a program developed by Lodestone Learning and SASSavvy(USA) covering SAS Reports (a SAS Official curriculum course), Introduction to Basics of Clinical trials, Statistical Analysis in Clinical trials, CDISC mapping, SDTM and ADaM specification etc. followed by a capstone project. This prepares you for certification as SAS certified Clinical Trials Programmer.
SAS Official Courseware is provided digitally on the SAS Custom Learning Portal. The courseware includes additional course notes, quizzes, links to relevant video tutorials, certification preparation guide etc. The learning portal will map your learning progress and indicates course completion to help you plan your learning experience.
Additional courseware on Introduction to Basics of Clinical trials, Statistical Analysis in Clinical trials, CDISC mapping, SDTM and ADaM specification etc. is provided to you on the Lodestone Learning portal. You also get access to rich content of SAS Savvy for 90 days.
Mr. Sunil Gupta is a Mentor, CDISC consultant, Best Selling SAS Author and a SAS Global corporate trainer.
Data with Hands on Projects on Clinical Trials Data sets.
Membership of SASSavvy.com for program duration. Access to extensive resources on SAS
Programming with focus on Pharmaceutical industry.
Srivatsan P – SAS Programmer, ICICI Bank Hyderabad
I enrolled for Base SAS and VA (Also includes Advanced Excel and VBA, Statistics, SQL).This offers a unique combination of Statistics and Information Technology in one program. The instructors here are experts and are the best at what they do.After I finished my training I got placed in ICICI Bank as SAS Programmer Consultant in BIU and Analytics Department.They are pretty serious about what they do and they are the best in the business.All in all, I recommend this institute to people who would like to learn and get into Analytics.
Akhilesh Yadav – BIU Analyst, ICICI bank, Hyderabad.
The faculty are highly qualified, and the course designed is best suited for the market and I can say I made the best decision by joining the institute. The teaching process was unique and made the learning process easy. The case studies given by the institute made me gain a lot of practical knowledge.If anyone wants to make up their career in SAS, with no doubt Lodestone Learning is the best institute to join to enhance you career.
Susruth S- GSK, Bengaluru
The curriculum designed here is great, as is the faculty too. Instructors were helpful during the training, as well as, in off institute hours explaining almost every topic in detail in a practical perspective. This helped me clear both Base SAS certification and Clinical Trials programmer certifications.It was seamless transition from learning SAS and scouting for a job with Lodestone’s help.
Varun T – Statistical Programmer, PAREXEL, Hyderabad
Lodestone Learning has the best training programs which gives parallel training and live exercises, which led to develop an inquiring mind. The trainers are exceptionally qualified, enthusiastic and provide flexible timings. Mock projects are given to provide real time scenarios which can tune our programming skills. Lodestone helps you providing best opportunities where you can prove yourself to be among the best.
Karthik R – Jr Data Analyst, Enquero
My experience with Lodestone is very good. The faculty were easily approachable, and the systems provided were very good too.I got to learn a lot from the trainers and other staff regarding the future prospect of the courses that I had taken up. I look forward to learning more courses in the future. The experience with Lodestone in finding a job was very pleasant.I was sent for an interview on SAS-VA, as soon as I completed the course at the institute & got selected.
Jerry Johny- LALLIANZ Cornhill & Information Services
I would say that if you are looking for a shift into analytics or want to enhance your profile in the analytics profession, do the certification programs from Lodestone. It is the only institute in AP & Telangana offering SAS Certifications and most importantly, the courses were well structured, and the faculty were well-trained.So, you won’t be facing any hassle regarding the courses here. To summarize in one line, just go for it.
Mohammed Muzamill – ICICI Bank, Hyderabad
I joined Lodestone for Base SAS and PMLR coaching.Both courses were taught well by well professional faculty. I learned a lot after joining the Lodestone, both in professional and personal life. After I completed the course of Base SAS, I started job search with the help of Lodestone placement team which is supportive and helpful. I was sent for an interview on SAS-VA, as soon as I completed the course at the institute and got selected.
Sujatha K – Novartis, Hyderabad,
I found Lodestone to be a very good institute. The faculty are excellent and cooperative. I was selected in two multinational companies, out of that I selected Novartis Healthcare which was the company of my choice. For a person looking for career opportunity in Analytics, Lodestone will be the best place..
Mohammed Mubeen Ali – LALLIANZ Cornhill & Information Services
It all started from the free seminar one fine day at Lodestone. I was amazed by the range of courses being delivered by SAS certified experts.Hence, I enrolled for Base SAS, later went on to do PMLR.Teaching methodology is the unique thing with visual presentation by the trainer. Mock tests & TNA have been helpful for certification exams.
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