data science

Lies, Damned Lies & Statistics

Lies, Damned Lies & Statistics

Three kinds of falsehoods: lies, damned lies and STATISTICS? – Elizabeth Merrall, S-cubed statistician, fights back! The COVID-19 times have been a nice time for reconnecting with old friends. A chat with some university friends brought up that line that…
Supporting Clients using Full Service CROs

Supporting Clients using Full Service CROs

This month, S-cubed’s Biometrics team, discusses how S-cubed can help companies that outsource Biometrics activities to a full-service CRO, and need additional support. Supporting Biometrics activities on a clinical trial In the role of a Consultant Statistician and/or Senior Data…
Finalised ICH E9(R1) Estimands and Sensitivity Analysis Guidance

Finalised ICH E9(R1) Estimands and Sensitivity Analysis Guidance

Following on from our recent (August 2019) article, we provide an update on the finalised Estimands and Sensitivity analysis guidance. Full details of the ICH Harmonised Guideline can be downloaded here. The finalised addendum R1 to ICH E9 “Estimands and…
Using Real World Data to Enhance Pharmaceutical Development

Using Real World Data to Enhance Pharmaceutical Development

Traditionally clinical trials in the pharmaceutical industry are designed to provide accurate answers to narrowly defined questions. What happens in routine clinical practice can be quite different. Using real world data in our clinical studies can help us to bridge…
Statistics and Machine Learning – Cause for concern or excitement?

Statistics and Machine Learning – Cause for concern or excitement?

'Let's talk about machine learning vs statistics' Elizabeth Merrall, consultant statistician, considers what machine learning brings to the healthcare sector. As the capacity to collect, store and access data has grown over the last few decades, it is no understatement…