The R Journal: article published in 2021, volume 13:1

Towards a Grammar for Processing Clinical Trial Data PDF download
Michael J. Kane , The R Journal (2021) 13:1, pages 563-569.

Abstract The goal of this paper is to help define a path toward a grammar for processing clinical trials by a) defining a format in which we would like to represent data from standardized clinical trial data b) describing a standard set of operations to transform clinical trial data into this format, and c) to identify a set of verbs and other functionality to facilitate data processing and encourage reproducibility in the processing of these data. It provides a background on standard clinical trial data and goes through a simple preprocessing example illustrating the value of the proposed approach through the use of the forceps package, which is currently being used for data of this kind.

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  author = {Michael J. Kane},
  title = {{Towards a Grammar for Processing Clinical Trial Data}},
  year = {2021},
  journal = {{The R Journal}},
  doi = {10.32614/RJ-2021-052},
  url = {},
  pages = {563--569},
  volume = {13},
  number = {1}