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SHARE R1 is Done

SHARE is no longer merely a vision, idea, or plan. After nearly 6 months of implementation work SHARE R1, our first production library, has been completed. Woot woot! This is a major milestone. We've taken the first step on a long journey towards realizing the vision of transforming the CDISC standards into an end-to-end, interoperable set of metadata all available in a machine-readable format.


Both SDTM 1.2 (IG 3.1.2) and CDASH 1.1 have both been loaded into the production SHARE Library. Using SHARE R1 we will load SDTM 1.3 (IG 3.1.3) and SDTM 1.4 (IG 3.2) in the coming weeks. Although the CDISC Controlled Terminology development and governance processes will remain unchanged, we will continue to load each newly released terminology package into SHARE. BRIDG 3.2 and the ISO 20190 data types have also been loaded into the R1 library.


The theme for R1 was Machine-Readable Standards. The SHARE Team plans to publish metadata from SHARE for subscribers to download by the end of Q1 2014. The metadata will be published from SHARE in a number of machine-readable formats, including Define-XML, ODM, Excel, and later this year RDF. The published metadata will be posted to a web site for subscribers to download.


Initially most users will access published SHARE caontent using the download site. This provides easy access to machine-readable standards published from the SHARE production library. In the near term, only those developing and governing the standards will use the SHARE software interactively. As we adjust to the new standards development processes, and load more standards content into SHARE, we will slowly grow the community of interactive SHARE users.


Now that R1 is in our rear view mirror, we’re about to begin the R2 journey. R2 is themed the SHARE Concept Model and will run through the end of 2014. R2 will focus developing the SHARE concept model, as well as loading the remaining CDISC standards metadata into the production library. Thanks to all who helped make our first production library possible. The SHARE Team is looking forward to starting work on R2.


Sam Hume

CDISC, VP, SHARE Technology and Services