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Oncology extension package for ADaM in R Asset Library admiral


To provide a complementary (to admiral) toolbox that enables users to develop oncology disease area specifics.


The package is available from CRAN and can be installed by running install.packages("admiralonco").

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/admiralonco", ref = "devel")


  • Build a toolbox of re-usable functions and utilities to create oncology-specific ADaM datasets in R in a modular manner.
  • All functions are created based upon the ADaM Implementation Guide and aim to facilitate the programming of ADaM dataset standards.
  • Initially the package will focus on the most common efficacy endpoint needs for solid tumor (using RECIST v1.1 response criteria), but over time we will look to add extra areas such as: endpoints for targeted indications, baseline disease characteristics, common sensitivity analyses and questionnaires.


{admiralonco} is expected to complement admiral and provide functions to help with the creation of the efficacy endpoints required for oncology ADaMs.

References and Documentation

R Versions

Here’s a summary of our strategy for this package related to R versions:

  • R versions for developers and users will follow the same as admiral core package.
  • For development the devel branch of admiral core is used as a dependency. For releasing a new {admiralonco} version it must run using the latest released admiral core version, i.e., main branch of admiral core.


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