CDISC Fact Sheet


CDISC is a 501(c)(3) global, non-profit charitable organization that brings together a community of experts from around the world to develop and advance data standards of the highest quality that create clarity in clinical research. Together, we enable the accessibility, interoperability, and reusability of data for more meaningful and efficient research that has greater impact on global health.


Clear data is essential to the success of research and the development of new treatments and therapies. But far too often this data remains confined to one organization or one moment in time. When CDISC standards are applied, data is collected, organized, and analyzed in a clear and consistent manner so that all researchers can leverage and share information from individuals and studies around the world.


CDISC takes a rigorous approach to developing and advancing data standards for clinical research and beyond. Each standard is informed and shaped by the expertise of those at the forefront of research today, making them not just of the highest quality, but also attuned to the practicalities of their implementation.

The suite of CDISC standards is freely available on the CDISC website. CDISC standards have been, adopted and implemented in over 90 countries, and are required by regulators in the United States (FDA) and Japan (PMDA) for drug submissions and recommended by the China National Medical Products Administration (NMPA).


CDISC is funded through the generous support of over 500 member organizations as well as through grants, authorized Education courses and CDISC events. 


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