Uppsala Monitoring Centre (UMC) is an independent centre for drug safety and scientific research working for a world where the safe and effective use of medicines is commonplace.
We collect and analyse data from most countries around the world to make sure appropriate standards and systems are in place to prevent unnecessary harm to patients.
UMC pushes the boundaries of pharmacovigilance to explore the benefits and risks of medicines to help patients and clinicians make wise therapeutic decisions.
The world’s most widely consulted drug dictionary is used by the pharmaceutical industry and regulatory authorities to monitor the safety of medicines throughout their life cycle.
In our role as a WHO Collaborating Centre, we provide training, guidance and support to countries in the WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring. We also manage VigiBase, WHO’s database of individual case safety reports and the world’s largest repository of adverse effects from medicines.
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*This map is an approximation of actual country borders.