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R Validation Hub’s {riskassessment} Application – Mini Series Part 2

By September 8, 2023Blog

The R Validation Hub – a working group established within the R Consortium to support the adoption of R within a biopharmaceutical regulatory setting – held a two-part mini-series about their {riskmetric} package and {riskassessment} application. 

The full talk is available here. Part 1 is available here.

In the second part of the mini-series, the team explained in depth how the {riskassessment} application helps those making “package inclusion” requests for GxP environments, which means the application empowers users to assess package risks themselves before making an IT request. It arms them with the criteria they need to show a package meets (or fails to meet) their organization’s unique set of requirements. 

The highlight of the talk was covering upgrades and improvements made to the application. 

Here’s a breakdown of what’s new:

  • Valuable Enhancements: Aesthetic & functional enhancements were made to the ‘Report Builder’ and ‘Database Viewer.’
  • In-depth Analysis: The app now boasts enhanced support for analyzing package dependencies.
  • Tailored Customizations: More organizational-level adjustments, including a configuration file for a bespoke experience.
  • Admin Capabilities: Admin users now have the power to modify roles and privileges. This ensures a seamless workflow by determining who should partake in the review processes.
  • Explore with Ease: A new feature allows users to delve into the source contents of a package through a file browser, making exploration straightforward and comprehensive.

The R Validation Hub team also shared a sneak peek of some exhilarating features, such as {riskscore}; there’s also more in store for package exploration within the app.

A Special Note on GSK’s Contributions

GSK Collaborators have generously contributed code that enhances the user experience. This new feature will enable users to delve deeper into exported functions. Imagine perusing function-level source code, documentation, and tests in one unified and easily navigable user interface. Thanks to GSK, this will soon be a reality!