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CDISC standards are open and freely available as published PDFs on our website. To provide our members with machine-readable versions of our standards, we launched the CDISC Shared Health And Research Electronic library (SHARE) for developing, integrating and accessing CDISC standards metadata electronically. CDISC SHARE is a curated resource that makes it easier to implement CDISC standards in electronic systems such as clinical data management systems, mobile apps, and learning health systems. It also increases accessibility of these standards to programmers, data managers and biostatisticians. Implementing CDISC SHARE’s standards can facilitate collecting, aggregating and analyzing standardized data from early design to end analysis. 

CDISC SHARE supports Foundational Standards Development Teams in streamlining metadata creation processes and serves an important role in developing, managing and re-using metadata for new Therapeutic Area standards, other specialized implementations of the Standard Data Tabulation Model (SDTM) such as the Pharmacogenomics/Genetics (PGx) and Medical Devices Implementation Guides. CDISC SHARE serves as a critical tool for developing and sharing biomedical concepts and furthering CDISC innovations for the clinical research community.

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Who can access CDISC SHARE exports and how?

Exports from CDISC SHARE are available to our members in the Members Only area of our website. If you are an employee of a CDISC Member Organization, please log in to your account to access the Members Only Area. If you do not have an account, please create one.

CDISC SHARE Exports include the full suite of CDISC standards, their implementation guides and controlled terminologies in a variety of machine-readable formats (ODM, RDF, XLS, and XML). CDISC invites individual academic researchers to access CDISC SHARE Exports for their projects. Please complete the form, letting us know about your project and a member of the Data Science Team will review and contact you. Access to CDISC SHARE Exports is valid for one year and may be renewed upon request through this form.


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To facilitate the implementation of CDISC standards and further automate clinical research processes, we have implemented an API (Application Programming Interface) to CDISC SHARE. The CDISC SHARE API allows real-time access to standards in a variety of formats (XML, RDF and JSON) for programmatic use by developers and biostatisticians, the creation of CDISC metadata libraries within other organization’s metadata repositories, the support of CDISC standards instantiated in electronic case report forms, and uses by electronic clinical research and learning health systems.