SDTM Theory and Application

Length: 2-day

Language: See authorized instructor list

Current Course Material Used: SDTM v1.4, SDTMIG v3.2



The Study Data Tabulation Model (SDTM) is a specification for the submission of pre-clinical and clinical data to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in support of marketing applications.


This two-day course consists of:

  • A detailed review of SDTM concepts, SDTM-based domain models for human clinical data, relationship tables, and trial design
  • A discussion of common implementation issues
  • Exercises including the annotation of CRFs and the creation of datasets that reinforce attendees' understanding of the SDTM and the SDTM Implementation Guide for clinical data

Recommendation: A basic understanding of relational database design and clinical data flow is helpful but not required.


Types of training available: Public | Private | Online | Licensed