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SAS® Clinical Standards Toolkit

The SAS® Clinical Standards Toolkit provides support of multiple CDISC standards, including SDTM (3.1.1, 3.1.2 and 3.1.3), CRT-DDS (reading and creating define.xml files), ODM (reading and creating 1.3.0 and 1.3.1 xml files), ADaM 2.1, and SEND 3.0. This tool is the platform used by SAS® to support Health and Life Sciences industry data model standards. SAS Clinical Standards Toolkit is under active development with continued releases planned in its product roadmap.

The set of new functionality provided in the recent release of SAS Clinical Standards Toolkit 1.5 includes:

Ordering the Toolkit

SAS Clinical Standards Toolkit 1.5 is supported with SAS 9.3 on the following operating systems:

The toolkit is a separately orderable component that is available at no additional charge to currently licensed SAS customers. Contact your SAS Account Representative concerning availability.

Toolkit Version Availability
1.5 Available with SAS 9.3 (TS1M2) or later
1.4 Available with SAS 9.3 for releases prior to TS1M2
1.3 Available only on SAS 9.2
1.2 Available only on SAS 9.1.3 Windows. Download at http://ftp.sas.com/techsup/download/hotfix/12clintlkt.html. The installation instructions and Installation Qualification documentation are included with the download

Toolkit Documentation

Product documentation
for all production releases of SAS Clinical Standards Toolkit is available for download.

Tutorial files (.zip)
for Clinical Standards Toolkit 1.2 and 1.3. Unzip this archive into your c:\ directory. This ZIP file contains both the SAS 9.2 and SAS 9.1.3 files. If you extract the entire ZIP archive, you should get a copy of the Quick Start document along with two directories of tutorial files, cstQuickStart (for SAS 9.2) and cstQuickStart9.1.3 (for SAS 9.1.3).


These papers introduce you to SAS Clinical Standards Toolkit and can help you understand how it functions.

Version 1.5

Version 1.4 and Earlier

What's Next?

Periodically, preproduction functionality for the next release of SAS Clinical Standards Toolkit is made available here. Users are encouraged to download and use this functionality, and post feedback on the SAS and Clinical Trials community to help guide development. For SAS Clinical Standards Toolkit 1.6, the following preproduction updates are under consideration:

Check back with this site periodically for updates. Contact your SAS representative if any of these updates are of particular interest to you, or if you have other suggestions for product updates.

SAS Clinical Standards Toolkit 1.6 is expected to be released on SAS 9.4, with consideration being given to release on SAS 9.3 as well.

Discussion Forum

To participate in a discussion about SAS and the clinical trials process, see the SAS and Clinical Trials community.