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Drug Safety Research Unit

The UK’s leading pharmacovigilance and pharmacoepidemiology service provider.

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Centre for Pharmacovigilance Sciences

Evaluations of existing methods and development of new methods in pharmacovigilance.


The UK’s leading pharmacovigilance and pharmacoepidemiology unit.

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The DSRU is an independent unit internationally respected for its work in Pharmacovigilance, Pharmacoepidemiology, Risk Management, Risk Minimisation for over 40 years.

The Unit conducts a broad range of pharmacoepidemiological studies using a variety of study methods and data sources. The DSRU conducts safety and drug utilisation studies and studies to support risk management and risk minimisation. In addition, the DSRU conducts studies and systematic reviews to understand the safety, use and risk-benefit balance of medicines and vaccines using real world data.

The DSRU is also a leading provider of education and training in pharmacovigilance and pharmacoepidemiology. The Drug Safety Research Unit (DSRU), led by Director Professor Saad Shakir, aims to protect patients from undesirable adverse effects of medicines in clinical use.

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