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.

Education & Training

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

Next Course

Next Course

05 Sep - 06 Sep 2018 Back to Basics in Pharmacovigilance (September)

News News RSS

UK vote for continued involvement with EMA post-Brexit

The DSRU welcomes the UK’s decision to have continued involvement in EU medicines regulation after Brexit. The UK Parliament voted last night for the UK to participate in the regulatory network operated by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) after it leaves the EU. The government confirmed that it would make an “appropriate financial contribution” in return for this level of participation.

The DSRU believes that the overall aim should be to ensure that citizens of the UK and the EU continue to gain access to the best and most innovative medicines. The DSRU will continue to support the MHRA and the EMA in their efforts to achieve this aim.

View our latest news

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:



Our Work - Your Questions

Moving into a career in Pharmacovigilance

The Drug Safety Research Unit (DSRU) offers a range of Pharmacovigilance (PV) training courses suitable for those looking for a career in pharmacovigilance, seeking career progression or in a position that requires PV knowledge and understanding. Depending on specific interests and current knowledge, the team at the DSRU is able to recommend which of our training courses could help […]

View all our latest questions