Research Centre of Excellence
The Uppsala Monitoring Centre is a research centre of excellence. Scientific development and debate has been a core priority of the centre since its establishment in Uppsala in 1978. The UMC carries out research in all its areas of activity including safety signal detection, data management, pharmaceutical informatics including the WHO drug dictionaries, and information technology. Progress is reported in peer-reviewed scientific publications.
Within safety signal detection, the UMC has a strong track record of developing new and improved methodologies for broad exploratory analysis. We introduced routine data mining of individual case safety reports in 1998 and have since extended our methods to more complex reporting patterns and to safety signal detection and analysis in longitudinal observational medical databases.
UMC’s Research department provides clinical, statistical, and computational expertise and serves as a focal point for research and scientific studies within the UMC, and senior staff members in other parts of the organization make substantial and important contributions to UMC’s scientific development and evaluation. Academic collaboration is prioritized and we currently work closely with other scientists in broad international or more focused bilateral research projects.
The 2012 Research Conference were highly appreciated read the acclaims here. Plans for the 2014 conference are ongoing and we hope to see you there.