Vaccines are preparations containing antigenic substances capable of inducing a specific and active immunity against a disease or infection. Such immunity may then result in the reduced transmission of that disease or infection.
Version 1.1 of the Vaccines Therapeutic Area User Guide (TAUG-Vax) was developed under the CDISC Standards Development Process and describes the most common biomedical concepts relevant to vaccines, and the necessary metadata to represent such data consistently with Terminology and SDTM.
If you previously downloaded v1, please replace it with v1.1. If you would like a list of the changes between the versions, we will provide this on request.
TA Standards extend the Foundational Standards to represent data that pertain to specific indications within disease areas. CDISC Standards specify how to structure the data; they do not specify what data should be collected or how to conduct clinical trials, assessments or endpoints.
Public Review Comments
CDISC posts Public Review comments and resolutions to ensure transparency and show implementers how comments were addressed in the standard development process.
TA Specifications show how to modify TAUG examples for various versions of the SDTM and SDTMIG. These specifications assist the FDA and the Japanese PMDA with testing to enable support of the standards and inclusion in their respective Technical Conformance Guides.1,2
The specifications comprise five worksheets in an Excel workbook:
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The research leading to these results has received support from the Innovative Medicines Initiative Joint Undertaking under grant agreement n°115308, resources of which are composed of financial contribution from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) and EFPIA companies’ in-kind contribution.
Neither IMI nor the European Union, EFPIA, or any Associated Partners are responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.