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Controlled Terminology

Begins 04 Nov 2018

Training Schedule Options

The Controlled Terminology virtual training consists of four hours of live Zoom instruction. 

In 2023, we will offer Controlled Terminology trainings again to the public. If you would like to request a private training for your employees, please email

*Registration ends at 5:00pm EST (17:00) one business day prior to the training start date.

Course Description 

CDISC Controlled Terminology is the set of CDISC-developed or CDISC-adopted standard expressions (values) used with data items within CDISC-defined datasets and is used throughout the clinical research lifecycle, from data collection through analysis and submission.

This half-day course will cover:

  • Primary objectives, guiding principles
  • Regulatory requirements for terminology
  • Terminology use across foundational standards
  • Accessing controlled terminology
  • Basics of using terminology
  • A discussion of codelist extensibility
  • Terminology as Value Level Metadata
  • How terminology is developed and maintained
  • Requesting new terms
  • Terminology in Therapeutic Area standards and CDISC Library
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