{admiral} Hackathon Kickoff


The CDISC Open-Source Alliance (COSA) invites you to participate in the {admiral} Virtual Hackathon. The Hackathon is a unique opportunity to get familiar with the first generation of open-source tools for clinical reporting, in particular {admiral} — an R package for ADaM dataset creation.


What is {admiral}?

The purpose of ADaM in R Asset Library {admiral} is to provide an open source, modularized toolbox that enables the pharmaceutical programming community to develop ADaM datasets in R.


Hackathon Objective

Participants will get access to a set of SDTM datasets with accompanying specifications and be tasked with transforming these SDTM datasets to analysis datasets using {admiral} and a set of additional R packages from the pharmaverse.

This is an excellent opportunity to upskill in R and become part of a vibrant community who develops open-source R packages for clinical reporting purposes. This community will also serve as a great resource to answer any R or {admiral} questions you may have along the way.

Pre-Hackathon Workshop

We will be hosting an "Introduction to R for SAS Programmers" workshop on 17 January for R aficionados and long-time SAS programmers. Topics covered in the workshop will serve as a strong foundation upon which to build in the Hackathon.

Additional Details

  • Participants will receive access to an RStudio Cloud workspace; there will be no need to install R and RStudio on machines.
  • Participants will be asked to upload their final R programs using a webform. The submitted code will be run by the organizers and compared to the expected ADaM in a proc compare like fashion. Participants who get a match between "their" dataset and the expected ADaM will have the opportunity to win a prize.
  • The spirit of this event is collaborative not competitive; it's about learning and upskilling as well as becoming part of a vibrant community. There will be no public leaderboard or anything like that.

Key Dates

  • 17 January 2023: Introduction to R for SAS Programmers Workshop
  • 26 January 2023: Admiral Hackathon Kickoff
  • 1-28 February 2023: Admiral Hackathon

Language: English
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