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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06 Sep - 07 Sep 2017 Back to Basics in Pharmacovigilance (September)

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DSRU’s 9th Signal Detection Conference is a great success!

Our biennial Signal Detection Conferences have built up a loyal following in the pharmacovigilance community since the first conference in 2001. It was a pleasure to see many familiar faces at last week’s 9th Signal Detection Conference, as well as to welcome many newcomers. The majority of delegates attended the pre-conference tutorial day, which had been redesigned to bring beginners right up to speed by start of the main conference.The first day of the main conference concentrated on true signal detection, starting with a thorough update from the EMA’s Aniello Santoro including GVP Module IX and the EudraVigilance Data Analysis System. (more…)

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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 […]

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