Who we are

R Validation Hub: Mission

R Validation Hub is a cross-industry initiative whose mission is to enable the use of R by the Bio-Pharmaceutical Industry in a regulatory setting, where the output may be used in submissions to regulatory agencies.

Executive Committee

As of May 2019, the R Validation Hub is governed by an executive committee.

  • Andy Nicholls (Chair)
  • Lyn Taylor (Secretary)
  • Joe Rickert (R Consortium)
  • Min Lee (Link to Transcelerate)
  • Yilong Zhang (Package Metrics Stream Lead)
  • Keaven Anderson (Testing Stream Lead)

Participating Organisations

The R Validation Hub comprises of participants from across the pharmaceutical industry. Participants contribute to the effort through our regular group meetings, as well as the various workstreams that make up the project. If you are interested in getting involved please contact psi.aims.r.validation@gmail.com.

  • Abbvie - Greg Cicconetti
  • Acerta Pharma - Prabhakara Burma
  • Amgen - Min Lee
  • Astellas - Michael Carniello
  • Bayer - Karl Brand
  • Biogen - Dan Boisvert, Bob Engle, Eric Milliman, Nate Mockler
  • BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. - Dharmesh Desai
  • Boehringer-Ingelheim - Matthias Trampisch
  • BresMed - Rose Hart
  • Cognigen Corporation - Nash Delcamp
  • Eli Lilly - Eric Nantz
  • FDA - Tomas Drgon, Paul Schuette, Mat Soukup
  • Galapagos NV - Paul Meyvisch, Pieter-Jan Stiers
  • Genentech - Doug Kelkhoff
  • Gilead - Neby Bekele
  • GSK - Tilo Blenk, Andy Nicholls, Alexander Lock-Achilleos, Lin Taft
  • HMS Analytical Software - Elvira Erhardt
  • IQVIA - Thomas Brechenmacher, Jack Elkes
  • InModelia - Patrice Kiener
  • Johnson & Johnson - Paulo Bargo, Mark Bynens, Satish Murthy, Karma Tarap, Rajeshwar Malathker
  • Kite Pharma - Bella Feng
  • Linux Foundation - John Mertic
  • Merck KGaA/EMD Serono - Martin Gregory, Juliane Manitz
  • MSD - Keaven Anderson, Rinki Jajoo, Edward Lauzier, Yilong Zhang
  • MRC-BSU - Kevin Kunzmann
  • Novartis - Xiao Ni, Huilei Xu
  • Novonordisk - Claus Dethlefsen
  • Pfizer - John Sims
  • Phastar - Lyn Taylor
  • PPD - Craig McIlloney
  • Quanticate - Niccolo Bassani
  • RCPE - Phillip Clarke
  • Rho, Inc. - Rebecca Krouse, Steve Noga
  • Roche - Alun Bedding, James Black, Markus Elze, Jules Hernandez-sanchez, Reinhold Koch, Kieran Martin
  • RStudio - Phil Bowsher, Joseph Rickert
  • Sanofi - Patric Stracke
  • Scharp - Anthony Williams
  • Servier - Mickael Guedj, Yann Robert
  • SQN Clinical - Chris Toffis
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. - Evelyn Du
  • University of Sheffield - Anna Krystalli

Independent consultants

  • Parker Sims