On behalf of the entire team of ijopp, I thank the authors for contributing their articles in this issue, and the reviewers involved in the publication process.
This is my first editorial in which I wish to discuss one of the most important areas of drug development process i.e. Data Analysis.
Pharmaceutical industry has been facing many challenges since years such as global competition, the need to speed up the drug development process and increasing expectations of FDA in the process and analytical development.
In clinical trials, case report form (CRF) is used to collect clinical trial data. The collected data are stored in a corresponding database which will be cleaned, processed, reported in the study report and archived using appropriate computerised tools. These tools support various aspects of the research process, such as trial design, data entry, source document tracking, data cleaning, analysis and reporting. Read more. . .