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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04 Jul - 05 Jul 2018 Medication Errors

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Don’t miss our Big Data for Pharmacovigilance conference!

Our Big Data for Pharmacovigilance conference takes place in London on 20-21st June. With top-notch speakers from pharma, regulators and academia exploring Big Data from all angles, there will be something for everyone! There are a few places remaining, so book here now. Join the discussion on how Big Data should be harnessed by the pharmacovigilance community: Has it been a slow start? What are the challenges and opportunities? What could we do better?

View the conference programme here.

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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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