The CDISC Therapeutic Area User Guide (TAUG) for Asthma was the first standard developed under the collaborative CFAST (Coalition for Accelerating Standards and Therapies) Initiative. The CFAST process has incorporated new approaches to streamline the CDISC standards development, especially for specific Therapeutic Areas (TAs). The TA standards augment the CDISC Foundational Standards that are common across all TAs. Since the publication of the Asthma TAUG in 2013, CFAST teams have published 9 CDISC TA standards, and there are 11 projects currently ongoing through the CFAST process.
After 2 years of developing TA standards under the CFAST program, it was indeed welcome to hear of AstraZeneca’s positive experience in implementing this CDISC Asthma standard into their systems.