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Training in Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance

ENCePP aims through collaborative networking to optimise the conduct of post-authorisation studies by experienced researchers using available resources. In addition, ENCePP considers the availability of training opportunities in pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacovigilance as pivotally important in building future capacity in the European Union to undertake high quality, scientifically independent reserach. In line with this, ENCePP promotes postgraduate training opportunities offered by its partners and other centres.

Like ENCePP, the European Programme in Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacoepidemiology (Eu2P) and the Pharmacoepidemiological Research on Outcomes of Therapeutics by a European Consortium (PROTECT) projects aim to strengthen the monitoring of the benefit-risk of medicines in Europe.

The Eu2P training partnership is composed of seven Universities, the European Medicines Agency, the French Medicines Agency and fifteen pharmaceutical companies from the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries Association (EFPIA). 

Eu2P is the first European online education and training programme in pharmacovigilance and pharmacoepidemiology. Master, PhD and Certificates are jointly awarded by Eu2P academic partners and recognized by all Eu2P regulatory and industrial partners. The programme is designed to be modular and flexible for graduate and postgraduate students in health and life sciences, for healthcare professionals and for non-specialists.

The Pharmacoepidemiological Research on Outcomes of Therapeutics by a European Consortium (PROTECT) was a collaborative European project that consisted in a comprehensive programme to address limitations of current methods in the field of pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacovigilance. Although the project is now closed, the PROTECT website provides direct links to results (databases, publications, presentations and the PROTECT Benefit/Risk website) that can be used as training material.


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Training Opportunities offered by ENCePP partners

[Listings are grouped by country, but in no particular order and the ENCePP Secretariat neither endorses nor accepts any responsibility for the content/quality of any of the training courses listed. Please also see the ENCePP linking policy.]





Department of Clinical Epidemiology in Aarhus, Denmark is hosting its 7th annual pharmacoepidemiology summer school. This year’s week-long course is titled Drugs, Diseases, Devices: Topics and methods in real-world pharmacoepidemiology.


  • Target audience: PhD students, postdocs, clinicians, and other professionals seeking to advance their skills and knowledge.
  • Dates: 15-19 June 2020 in Grenaa, Denmark.
  • Early bird registration: by 5 March 2020