Abstract: Simulation studies are important statistical tools used to inves-tigate the performance, properties and adequacy of statistical models. The simulation of right censored time-to-event data involves the generation of two independent survival distributions, where the rst distribution repre-sents the uncensored survival times and the second distribution represents the censoring mechanism. In this brief report we discuss how we can make it so that the percentage of censored data is previously de ned. The described method was used to generate data from a Weibull distribution, but it can be adapted to any other lifetime distribution. We further presented an R code function for generating random samples, considering the proposed approach.