Leaders in Risk Management

The Drug Safety Research Unit (DSRU) is an independent academic unit internationally respected for its work in Pharmacovigilance, Pharmacoepidemiology, Risk Management and Training Services for over 30 years.

In partnership with doctors in England, the DSRU, led by Director Professor Saad Shakir, aims to protect patients in primary and specialist care from unwanted adverse effects of newly marketed medicines using our unique methods of monitoring patients during the lifecycle of medicines.

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DSRU offers a comprehensive range of education and training courses. Find out more or view our complete course calendar.

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PASS EU network studies

EU member flags iStock_000006099157_MediumThe DSRU is co-ordinating a network of post-authorisation safety studies (PASS) on an antidiabetic drug, in collaboration with partner research centres in Italy (Messina), Germany (BiPs) and the Netherlands (PHARMO). The DSRU will conduct a Modified Prescription-Event Monitoring Study whilst the partner research centres will work with their local research database to answer the same research questions specified according to common aims and objectives. The data collection phase of the network of studies is now underway.


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Did you know that we can conduct PASS studies in secondary care using our SCEM methodology? Watch this short video to find out how it works:

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Regulations in the EU and globally: Spotlight on 2 courses

The DSRU provide a range of training courses covering numerous topics within Pharmacovigilance (PV). One topic that is featured in many courses, due to its importance and relevance to all aspects of PV, is regulations. Two of our courses focus on regulations, one from an EU perspective, EU Regulations and Guidelines, and one from a Global […]

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