ADaM Primer

CDISC provides training on this standard via Blended Learning, Virtual Training and Online Training
Course Description:

The Analysis Data Model (ADaM) specifies principles for analysis datasets and standards for a subject-level analysis file and for a basic data structure, which can be used for a wide variety of analysis methods. The ADaM Primer course covers the basics and is a great introductory course to individuals not familiar with the CDISC ADaM standard.

Course Agenda:
  • CDISC and ADaM background
  • CDISC and Regulatory Agencies
  • ADaM in the Clinical Data Process
  • ADaM Basics
  • ADaM Fundamental Principles
  • ADaM Rules and Best Practices
  • ADaM Data Structures
Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • List the purposes of the ADaM standard to understand its value in clinical research and data analysis.
  • Recognize the ADaM basics and general rules to build a foundation for ADaM implementation.
  • Distinguish among ADaM data classes to build a foundation for ADaM implementation.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Learners will receive 0.4 CEUs for successfully completing this course.

Successful Course Completion
  1. In order for a learner to successfully complete a course:
    1. An education representative or learner will complete training registration.
    2. A learner must attend course for 80% of total course time. Specific attendance requirements are posted in course information pages.
    3. A learner will complete final course assessment with a score of at least 80% correct.
    4. A learner will complete summative assessment surveys
  2. Remediation: The following requirements will be in effect if learner does not successfully complete all parts of training:
    1. If learner registers for course but fails to complete formative assessment in required time, learner will be notified that they must transfer registration to later date.
    2. If learner completes formative assessment but does not meet attendance requirement, learner will be notified that they must re-attend course in full.
    3. If learner meets attendance requirement in full but fails content assessment, learner is given a maximum of two additional re-attempts before being required to re-attend the course in full. Learner will be notified and will receive a certificate of attendance after the third failed assessment attempt.
    4. If learner successfully completes content assessment but fails to complete summative assessment, learner will be notified and CEUs will be on hold until summative assessment is completed.


Course Type


Course Length

1/2 Day




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