PCSS: A CDISC-SEND Based Data Repository for Pre-clinical Study Data

Certara’s PCSS™ (Pre-Clinical Safety Store) is a queryable repository in which preclinical study data can be uploaded, validated and matched for desired terminology. When used in conjunction with Certara’s D360™, PCSS is an invaluable tool for study managers, toxicologists, pathologists, and data scientists. It supports on-going study monitoring and cross study analysis, which is essential to improving study designs and strategic decision making.

With PCSS, users can:

  • Capture and query file-based pre-clinical study data based upon the CDISC-SEND standards
  • Map alternate names for scientifically equivalent tests to preferred terms using a terminology tool
  • Support consistent views of study data, making data easily analyzable, regardless of its source


Facilitate study monitoring
PCSS’s flexible querying, analysis, and visualization capabilities support of study monitoring of on-going studies as well as cross-study analysis from historical study data.

Save time
PCSS significantly reduces the time spent performing complex file manipulation while providing access to queryable data to end users in minutes.

Makes data easier to manage
PCSS uploads SEND or custom format data files into a SEND-based system and standardizes the naming conventions used to match either CDISC-SEND controlled terminology or a client’s own

Takes advantage of your existing IT infrastructure
PCSS’s plug in architecture supports diverse file formats and connects to 3rd party platforms such as Provantis®, Pristima™ and Thermo Scientific Watson LIMS™.