Key figures (Sep 2011 - Oct 2022)
Some former students' testimonials
The vast backgrounds and experiences that instructors from academia, medicines regulatory authorities and the pharmaceutical industry bring to the training, make this programme a well-crafted masterpiece
There is immense opportunity to relate theory and practice in day-to-day scenarios at my workplace and within the profession
Great experience! I have studied MSc in Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacoepidemiology at Eu2P and I have gathered knowledge, experience and applied everything I have learned
I enjoyed every moment of the master's program
The Eu2P Master's program was a rewarding experience
The knowledge gained has changed my professional career and business perspectives, assisting multiple international organizations in introducing and performing clinical trials and evidence-based clinical procedures in developing markets
Organisations trusting us for staff competency development
- Real-life practices inputs from insiders such as the regulatory and industry members of the Eu2P consortium and from international guest experts invited to share experience and interact with students
- Course compliance with the core competencies and knowledge requirements such as WHO-ISoP requirements for pharmacovigilance and ISPE requirements for pharmacoepidemiology and with the imi-train competency profiles in Drug Safety Sciences
- Inclusion of last research and methodologies advances in collaboration with the IMI PROTECT stakeholders
- The full online courses approach to ease professional study-time management has been awarded a trophy for higher education innovation (Educatec-Educatice 2012)
- Modular and time flexible courses comply with lifelong learning and continuing professional development as described by the LifeTrain initiative
- Academic standards and quality of the programme are ensured by the Eu2P Executive Board including academic representatives of the 6 Eu2P degree awarding universities
- Compliance with main quality items of ENQA's report on "Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area"
- Cross quality review of assessments between Eu2P academic partners
- Independent external examination of programme assessments and equity
Recommendations & collaborations
Eu2P training programme is recommended by the ENCePP
as important in building future capacity in the European Union to undertake high quality, scientifically independent research.
The North America chapter from the International Society of Pharmacovigilance (NASoP) has collaborated with Eu2P to build a new education program tailored to North American medicines-stakeholders, the American Program in Pharmacovigilance Am2P.
IMI PROTECT project and Eu2P fostered collaboration in postgraduate training and exchange of trainees between pharmacovigilance and pharmacoepidemiology centres. PROTECT has also provided pharmacoepidemiological research findings and new methodology inputs for Eu2P teaching materials and programmes.
Eu2P training programme has been awarded a PharmaTrain Centre Recognition following a quality assessment of its Master Education and Training programme by The PharmaTrain Federation.
IMI EMTRAIN's On-course®, the European portal of biomedical postgraduate education and training resources has indexed Eu2P courses and provides a Eu2P course filter in its Advanced Search feature.
IMI SafeSciMET has collaborated with Eu2P to adapt course modules into a blended learning format on the Eu2P eLearning platform under the collaborative framework of the imi-train project.
IMI European platform for education and training in the medical, biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, imi-train, promotes Eu2P academic postgraduate programmes as well as CPD training in pharmacovigilance and pharmacoepidemiology.
Publications & media highlights
- Current career situations of Chinese pharmacovigilance professionals working for pharmaceutical companies: an exploratory survey.
Tang et al.
BMC Health Serv Res (2023).
- Training Opportunities for a Career in the Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Industry.
In Career Options in the Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Industry. Springer, Cham.(2023).
- European Regulatory Science and Regulatory Science Expert Training Project .
Shin et al.
Korean Journal of Clinical Pharmacy (2021).
- A Multidisciplinary Approach in Pharmacovigilance Awareness: ISoP Egypt Chapter's MedSafetyWeek Experience.
Rostom et al.
Drug Safety (2021).
- A systematic review on learning outcomes of pharmacovigilance issues: Undergraduates of pharmacy.
International Journal of Educational Research (2021).
- Global Pharmacovigilance, challenges, and future considerations: West globe and East globe.
Gadhade JS, Hiray RS.
Journal of Pharmacovigilance and Drug Research (2021).
- Drug safety academic programme expands to North America.
Innovative Medicines Initiative (2021).
- For research projects to leave a legacy, long-term vision is vital.
Innovative Medicines Initiative (2021).
- An Update of the North American Chapter of the International Society of Pharmacovigilance (NASoP).
Gossell-Williams, M. et al.
Drug Safety (2021).
- Socio-Economic Impact Report on IMI1 projects.
Centre for Innovation in Regulatory Science (2021).
- Chapter 23 - Translational safety medicine.
Ernst et al.
Principles of Translational Science in Medicine (Third Edition 2021).
- Harmonizing and improving European education in prescribing: An overview of digital educational resources used in clinical pharmacology and therapeutics.
M. J. Bakkum et al.
British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology (2020).
- Pharmacovigilance: Challenges in Getting From Here to There.
Clinical Therapeutics (Dec. 2018).
- Pharmacovigilance: Our experience in Aden.
M. Alshakka and W. Badulla
World Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Oct. 2018).
- A Review of the Contributions of Cross-discipline Collaborative European IMI/EFPIA Research Projects to the Development of Replacement, Reduction and Refinement Strategies.
Alternatives to Laboratory Animals (May 2018).
- Enhancing Pharmacovigilance Capabilities in the EU Regulatory Network: The SCOPE Joint Action.
A. Radecka, L. Loughlin, M. Foy, M. Viana de Ferraz Guimaraes, V. Macolic Sarinic, M. Dimov Di Giusti, M. Lesicar, S. Straus, D. Montero, J. Pallos, J. Ivanovic, J. Raine
Drug Saf (2018).
- What Future Healthcare Professionals Need to Know About Pharmacovigilance: Introduction of the WHO PV Core Curriculum for University Teaching with Focus on Clinical Aspects.
R. van Eekeren, L. Rolfes, A.S. Koster, L. Magro, G. Parthasarathi, H. Al Ramimmy, T. Schutte, D. Tanaka, E. van Puijenbroek, L. Härmark
Drug Saf (2018).
- 'All this wouldn’t have been possible without IMI' - an interview with Eu2P project coordinators.
IMI JU in Success stories from projects, 01 February 2018.
- Carrying the torch for medical innovation.
IMI JU in IMI Results and Impact, 06 Octobre 2017.
- Risk Communication in a Pharmacovigilance Environment.
Clinical Therapeutics. 39, no. 4 (April 2017): 672–74.
- An Introduction to Pharmacovigilance, 2nd Edition.
P. Waller, and M. Harrison-Woolrych
Wiley-Blackwell, April 2017.
- Practical Implementation in Six Member States.
M. Kaeding, J. Schmälter, C. Klika. in Pharmacovigilance in the European Union : Practical Implementation across Member States, edited by Wiesbaden: Springer, February 2017.
- البرنامج الأوروبي في اليقظة الدوائية: درجة الماجستير في اليقظة الدوائية عن بعد [European programme in pharmacovigilance: distant pharmacovigilance Master programme]
هاجر علي [Hager Ali]
Egypt Scholars blog May, 2017
- From Face-to-Face training to blended learning in the postgraduate program SafeSciMET - a case study.
J.C. Vos, S. Dragovic, M. Jochimsen, J. Dirach, H. Foth, J. Wiese, O.J. Bjerrum
Eur. J. Pharm. Sci., 01 January 2017.
- Opportunities and Challenges for Drug Development: Public–Private Partnerships, Adaptive Designs and Big Data.
O. Yildirim, M. Gottwald, P. Schüler and M.C. Michel
Front. Pharmacol., 06 December 2016.
- Job and Career Opportunities in the Pharmaceutical Sector.
J.R. Thomas, C. van Schravendijk, L. Smit and L. Saso.
In Special Topics in Drug Discovery, edited by T. Chen and S.C. Chai, November 2016.
- Elaboration et évaluation d’un site d’e-learning pour l’apprentissage de la recherche en médecine générale.
N. De Chanaud.
Thèse de Médecine Générale, 27 septembre 2016.
- How can an adaptive training programme support change in organisational strategy?
Intrinsic Activity, 2016; 4 (Suppl. 1): A4.1
- Essential learnings: How do I begin...?
benefit-risk assessment, the blog around structured decision making in medicine, June, 2016
- Shaping Europe's Vision for Personalised Medicine.
The PerMed SRIA (Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda), Jul. 2015.
- Structured Benefit–risk Assessment: A Review of Key Publications and Initiatives on Frameworks and Methodologies.
S. Mt-Isa, M. Ouwens, V. Robert, M. Gebel, A. Schacht, and I. Hirsch.
Pharmaceutical Statistics, May 2015.
- European Initiatives for Better Training in Medicines Development.
Journal of Medicines Development Sciences 1, no. 1 (May 2015).
- Guide de Conception de Formation Ouverte et à Distance (FOAD) Dans Le Monde de La Santé.
Haute Autorité de santé, Apr. 2015.
- The Innovative Medicines Initiative: an engine for regulatory science.
M. Goldman, N. Seigneuret, H.G. Eichler
Nat Rev Drug Discov. 2015 Jan;14(1):1-2.
- Chapter 6 - How Can the Innovative Medicines Initiative Help to Make Medicines Development More Efficient?
In Re-Engineering Clinical Trials, 55–63. Elsevier - Academic Press, Jan. 2015.
- Teaching Pharmacovigilance: The WHO-ISoP Core Elements of a Comprehensive Modular Curriculum.
J. Beckmann, U. Hagemann, P. Bahri, A. Bate, I.W. Boyd, G.J. Dal Pan, B.D. Edwards, et al.
Drug Safety, Aug. 2014, 1–17.
- Practical Experience in Teaching Pharmacovigilance.
S. Evans, and I. Douglas
In Mann's Pharmacovigilance, 805–6. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Apr. 2014.
- Eu2P: The First European Online Public–Private Joint Training Program in Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacoepidemiology.
K. Palin, C. Bataille, S. Liège, R. Schimmer, and A. Fourrier-Réglat
In Mann's Pharmacovigilance, 785–92. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Apr. 2014.
- Bordeaux : L'Université Se Met Au Numérique.
France 3 Aquitaine. Feb. 2014.
- Towards a Single VOICE for European Clinical Pharmacology: Proposals for Future Developments.
J.K. Aronson and G. Velo.
European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 69, no. 11 (Nov. 2013): 1981–84.
- La Formation à Distance 'Made in Aquitaine' Qui Intéresse Harvard.
Journal l'Aquitaine, journal d'information du Conseil Régional d'Aquitaine, Sep. 2013.
- Prescrire juste, plutôt que juste prescrire.
M. Molimard, M.-C. Perault-Pochat, C. Funck-Brentano, M. Bardou, R. Bordet, and J.-L. Montastruc.
Le Monde.fr, Apr. 2013.
- Regulatory Science: Researchers in the Pipeline.
Nature 496, no. 7445 (Apr. 2013): 387–89.
- Opening Industry-Academic Partnerships.
Science, Apr. 2013.
- Background Paper 7.4 Pharmacogenetics and Stratified Medicine.
S.J.H. Vijverberg, A.-H. Maitland-van der Zee.
From Priority Medicines for Europe and the World Project "A Public Health Approach to Innovation" by the World Health Organization, Mar. 2013.
- Enseignement : Bordeaux Segalen Tient La Distance.
Sud-Ouest Feb. 2013.
- Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development in the European Union.
H. Silva, F.R. Bühler, B. Maillet, H. Maisonneuve, L.A. Miller, A. Negri, and P.D. Stonier.
Pharmaceutical Medicine 26, no. 4 (Dec. 2012): 223–33.
- Better Comms in Meds.
K. Palin, C. Bataille, S. Liège, E. Swain, A. Fourrier-Réglat, and R. Schimmer.
Public Service Review: Health and Social Care, no. 34 (Dec. 2012): 71.
- TV report on Eu2P programme
Emission Modes d'Emplois.
TV7 Bordeaux, Nov. 2012.
- Pharmacovigilance Medical Writing: A Good Practice Guide
Wiley-Blackwell, July 2012
- Conference Scene: 5th Anniversary Meeting of the European Research Network Pharmacogenetics/Pharmacogenomics.
J.C. Fox, A. Daly, I. Cascorbi, A. Alfirevic, H. Linden, and A.-H. Maitland-van der Zee
Pharmacogenomics Vol. 13, No. 7 (May 2012): 747-749.
- European Initiative towards Quality Standards in Education and Training for Discovery, Development and Use of Medicines.
H. Klech, C. Brooksbank, S. Price, P. Verpillat, F.R. Bühler, D. Dubois, N. Haider, et al.
European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 45, no. 5 (Apr. 2012): 515–20.
- The Innovative Medicines Initiative: A European Response to the Innovation Challenge.
Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics 91, no. 3 (Mar. 2012): 418–25.
- Cobert's Manual of Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance.
Jones & Bartlett Learning 2011.
If you are thinking of specializing in drug safety, I highly recommend the Eu2P programme in pharmacovigilance and pharmacoepidemiology! The vast backgrounds and experiences that instructors from academia, medicines regulatory authorities and the pharmaceutical industry bring to the training, make this programme a well-crafted masterpiece. One of my favourite things about the training was its direct applicability, with most instructional material dealing with real-world situations and finding solutions to real problems. The training programme has enhanced my perception of drug safety in ways I could not have imagined. The Eu2P programme is not just enlightening but enjoyable as well. I highly recommend it!
I would recommend the Eu2P Programme to any interested parties. The program had relevant real-world cases that contributed immensely to the body of Pharma Industry knowledge I contain. There is immense opportunity to relate theory and practice in day-to-day scenarios at my workplace and within the profession. A lot of enlightenment has come from being in the programme and it has helped me improve even on soft skills and organization at a personal level. I really loved the way the Faculty not only gave practical content on the course but also gave all the chances and opportunities for students to go through the program, understand it, and succeed.
Great experience! I have studied MSc in Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacoepidemiology at Eu2P and I have gathered knowledge, experience and applied everything I have learned. I had also met amazing Professors who guided us and assured that we are prepared for the next steps. We had seminars, courses, projects, exams and we had many times additional references if we wanted to learn more on those specific topics. Thank you Eu2P for this amazing experience, I had a great time during my MSc and I have also applied my knowledge regarding Pharmacology, Pharmacovigilance, Clinical Trials, Statistics and many other modules.
I enjoyed every moment of the master's program. The subjects are broad and comprehensive yet delivered in a manner that is easy to digest and progress through at a reasonable pace. Karine, Christa and Stephane were always responsive and helpful, regardless of the request or assistance that was required.
The Eu2P Master's program was a rewarding experience. It was challenging and I also met wonderful people from all over the world. The professors made themselves available and ensure you reach out to them. Be disciplined with your school schedule and you will succeed!
I highly recommend the Eu2P masters programme; all components are very well integrated and updated to current standards and practices. The possibility to have access and interact continuously with experienced professors and renowned professionals working in the pharmaceutical industry is a plus. The knowledge gained has changed my professional career and business perspectives, assisting multiple international organizations in introducing and performing clinical trials and evidence-based clinical procedures in developing markets.