Services

We help you to implement and
establish R in your business.

Enterprise Software Development Services

We offer professional services that cover the entire life cycle of an R package:

  • Requirements engineering with the result of a user requirements specification
  • Software design: designing the architecture of the package
  • Implementation: production of the source code
  • Validation: documented testing and verification of the functionality; creation of a comprehensive validation documentation (compliant to FDA/GxP guidelines)
  • Release: publication of the R package on the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN)
  • Maintenance: bug fixing, adaptation to the requirements of new R versions
  • Documentation: creation of integrated help documents with Roxygen2 and creation of vignettes and case studies with R Markdown (Rmd)
  • Extension: development of new features
  • Improvement: optimization of the usability (user interface) and the performance, e.g., by translation of R code into C++ with Rcpp
  • Development of graphical user interfaces with the R package Shiny

R Package Development Expertise

At the beginning of the project at the end of 2017 we developed

  • An R package project development and management strategy
  • “Clean Code” coding rules because contradictory recommendations exist in the R community, e.g., we use “lower camel case” for all functions and parameters
  • The technical infrastructure to bring such a project to success in a small development team, e.g., Eclipse-based development environment, version control, bug tracking, project management, etc.
  • Rules to structure an R package project: there exist no uniform recommendations yet for structuring a package and naming the source files

Since 2017, we have continuously expanded our expertise, e.g., we can fall back on a comprehensive development infrastructure with exclusive R packages, which we developed in parallel to the rpact package. Two of these exclusive R packages are desribed on the page Projects.

Learning and Training

We offer different kinds of courses, workshops and training materials:

  • Book an rpact package training course; our RPACT SLA customers get one training per year for free
  • Book a one-day or two-days rpact package training at a company site
  • Book an R introductory workshop
  • Ask for access to exclusive manuals, best practice descriptions, and vignettes

Support Services

  • Technical software support for written support requests to RPACT´s hotline, incl. product questions, feature requests, and development issues
  • Technical expert service support on demand to answer regulatory questions related to the rpact package
  • Receiving, reviewing and responding to rpact bug reports
  • Support with the installation qualification of rpact on company computer systems

Other Services

  • Setup of a validated user environment with integration of the rpact package
  • Customized design of the rpact package: development of company internal graphical user interfaces (using Shiny) with forms for the most frequently used rpact functions
  • Automation: implementation of frequent workflows and processes
  • Customer adaptions: "private" extensions, e.g. R programs for customer-specific needs which, e.g., use the rpact package
  • Implementation of customer-specific sample programs

Service Level Agreement

Together with ten different pharmaceutical companies and CROs we worked out a standard service level agreement (SLA).

In this SLA are many benefits included at a flat rate, e.g.:

  • Free-of-charge technical software support
  • Annual one-day rpact package training meeting
  • rpact package training at a company site
  • Access to written know-how and documents dealing with the formal validation of the rpact package
  • Review of user requirements specifications
  • Review of training material
  • Test of developer (beta) versions
  • Involvement in planning of capabilities and extensions of the software functionality
  • Provide feedback on usability in the drug development practice

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Events

Training Courses for GKM on November 12th and FGK on November 15th, 2021, Munich, Germany.

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Online Training Course for FGK and GKM, Munich, Germany.

09
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rpact, an R Package for Confirmatory Adaptive Group Sequential Designs, Academia Meets Industry…

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Testimonials

Daniel

TU/e

“rpact is by far the easiest to use.”
(Professor Daniel Lakens, Human-Technology Interaction Group, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)

Director

Pharma

“We regularly use rpact for the design of group-sequential and adaptive trials at our company. The package is continuously evolving and includes state-of-the-art methods such as estimation of…

Daniel

TU/e

“[…] it is an incredibly accessible and useful tool for sequential analyses. […] I think your rpact package and shiny app might be a bit of a game-changer on this front, as it makes the required…