To address the concerns of program quality and transparency in the contract research organization (CRO) industry, program validation plays a central role in data analysis. As an aid to speed up this process, we provide fellow programmers and reviewers with what we refer as an audit program list. This list contains the current settings of the SAS ® session like the program name, data sets used, etc. In SAS Drug Development, this information is stored in SDDparms for individual programs within submission. This paper demonstrates briefly the macro %metadata we have written. The macro primarily utilizes SDDparms in tracking the information to build the audit program list. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND An audit program list is what we refer to as a compilation of program names, table and figure titles included in the clinical study report, permanent datasets used within the program, rundate and runtime, and macros called within individual programs. This is a part of our program documentation, if requested, submitted to reviewers to ensure the traceability, reliability and accuracy of the programs and of the outputs that go with every study report. There ar
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