The DSRU is an independent academic unit that monitors, studies and communicates the safety of medicines in order to protect the public from untoward and unwanted side-effects of new medicines. As a registered independent medical charity, our aim is to achieve the highest possible scientific and ethical standards, by putting the interests of patients first and to work with integrity and fairness with all our collaborators.
Through the continued support of GPs in England and in partnership with hospital specialists, we investigate the unwanted adverse effects of newly marketed medicines by monitoring patients during the early life of a new medicine. In addition, we participate in publicly funded research and development projects initiated by the European Commission under the VII Framework Programme.
For further information about our work, both past and present, please visit our Studies page.