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Our latest thinking on subjects related to transitioning your organization to R.

Why R? The next innovation in Pharma

All industries drive innovation. The pharmaceutical industry is no different — except that their innovations improve or save lives. The clinical trial process is an important activity that any drug or medical device company works with daily. This is often a target for innovations so that they can improve activities within the trial process. For […]

Innovating the Learning process: How Accel2R accelerates learning R

Clinical programming is hard — and time-consuming. Learning a new programming language is also hard — and time-consuming. How can anyone be expected to do them both at the same time? At Experis, we tried to train clinical programmers in R for years. We gave them books. We gave them access to online eLearning courses. […]

Roadmap to R: Getting Started

Are you starting your “R” journey? Are you struggling with where to begin?If so, then this article is for you. It will explain, at a high level, the basic steps for introducing R into a life science organization.Clearly, every organization is different, and will ultimately need a roadmap tailored to its own unique […]

Why Generic R Training Is Not Good Enough For Clinical Programmers

There is a significant buzz in the Life Science industry around using R in the clinical space. Many companies are actively transitioning some of their clinical tasks to R. Some companies are only using R for QC. In contrast, others are starting production study programming in R, building shiny apps, or creating CDISC […]

Changing the Language of Problem Solving: 5 Learning Challenges Moving from SAS to R

One thing we’ve learned in 2020 is that the tools you use to get your work done affect the way your brain thinks. This includes how you communicate, approach and solve problems. If you change a tool, you will likely need to reprogram your brain to effectively get your work done. If […]