Before each analysis a SAP will be written describing:
- The objectives of the analysis
- The data that will be used
- The methods used
- The output (tables and plots) that will be generated
The writing of a SAP is of common practice in clinical trials and obeys to specific standards.
All exploratory data analysis projects must be inherently flexible and allow room for innovation and unexpected results.
We implement this flexible approach in the writing of the SAP. During the analysis we will document and report all potential deviations from the initial analysis plan.