Pharmacometricians are often asked by the teams they work with to explore various scenarios with our models, simulations and analyses. In most cases, the pharmacometrician, in his role as a data analyst, needs to rerun analyses, and re-represent the results, often in multiple iterations.
Shiny is a web application framework for R that can remove the step between the data analyst and the users of model results. The R package Shiny allows for easy development of web-based applications for those using R-based workflows. Shiny applications can be launched from R, or the files used can be stored on a server and launched without the need for the end user to have or be proficient in R. Basic R Shiny app development is fun and easy for even someone with limited R skills. It allows pharmacometricians to share their work with others, and empowers non-quantitative team members to explore data and analyses in real-time.