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Test data (SDTM) for the pharmaverse family of packages


To provide a one-stop-shop for SDTM test data in the pharmaverse family of packages. This includes datasets that are therapeutic area (TA)-agnostic (DM, VS, EG, etc.) as well TA-specific ones (RS, TR, OE, etc.).


The package is available from CRAN and can be installed by running install.packages("pharmaversesdtm"). To install the latest development version of the package directly from GitHub use the following code:

if (!requireNamespace("remotes", quietly = TRUE)) {

remotes::install_github("pharmaverse/pharmaversesdtm", ref = "main")

Data Sources

Some of the test datasets has been sourced from the CDISC pilot project, while other datasets have been constructed ad-hoc by the admiral team. Please check the Reference page for detailed information regarding the source of specific datasets.

Naming Conventions

Note: If an SDTM domain is used by multiple TAs, {pharmaversesdtm} may provide multiple versions of the corresponding test dataset. For instance, the package contains ex and ex_ophtha as the latter contains ophthalmology-specific variables such as EXLAT and EXLOC, and EXROUTE is exchanged for a plausible ophthalmology value.

How To Update

Firstly, make a GitHub issue in {pharmaversesdtm} with the planned updates and tag @pharmaverse/admiral so that one of the development core team can sanity check the request. Then there are two main ways to extend the test data: either by adding new datasets or extending existing datasets with new records/variables. Whichever method you choose, it is worth noting the following:

Adding New SDTM Datasets

Updating Existing SDTM Datasets