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.

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20 Mar 2018 GVP Module IX Training Day

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DSRU Consultancy: World class science at a not-for-profit price

Saad Shakir writes:

DSRU Consultancy provides consultancy and advice on matters related to Pharmacovigilance, Pharmacoepidemiology, Risk Management and Risk Minimisation.

The DSRU consultants are a team of epidemiologists, physicians, biomedical scientists, IT and data management professionals, who provide the consultancy work individually or as a team.

We advise all kinds of companies from the some of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world to medium and small size companies.


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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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