Last updated on: 16/12/2020
1. Contact details{View data sources/studies associated with this centre}
Name of organisation 
1) Department/Research group
2) Organisation/affiliationDrug Safety Research Unit
Short Name in the inventoryDSRU
Website/Homepagewww.dsru.org 
Administrative Contact
Title Dr
Last name Lynn
First name Elizabeth
Address line 1DSRU
Address line 2Bursledon Hall 
Address line 3Blundell Lane 
CitySouthampton 
PostcodeSO31 1AA 
CountryUnited Kingdom
Phone number (incl. country code)44-2380-408600 
Alternative phone number 
Fax number (incl. country code)44-2380-408609 
Email address elizabeth.lynn@dsru.org
Scientific Contact
Title Professor
Last name Shakir
First name Saad
Address line 1DSRU
Address line 2Bursledon Hall 
Address line 3Blundell Lane 
CitySouthampton 
PostcodeSO31 1AA 
CountryUnited Kingdom
Phone number (incl. country code)44-2380-408600 
Alternative phone number 
Fax number (incl. country code)United Kingdom 
Email address saad.shakir@dsru.org
Alternative Scientific Contact
Title Dr 
Last name Osborne 
First name Vicki 
Address line 1DSRU 
Address line 2Bursledon Hall 
Address line 3Blundell Lane 
CitySouthampton 
PostcodeSO31 1AA 
CountryUnited Kingdom 
Phone number (incl. country code)442380408600 
Alternative phone number 
Fax number (incl. country code) 
Email address vicki.osborne@dsru.org 
2. Description
The Drug Safety Research Unit (DSRU) is a leading independent academic research organisation internationally renowned for its work in Prescription Event Monitoring (PEM), Drug Safety and Educational Activities for nearly 30 years. In partnership with general practitioners in England we aim to protect patients from unwanted adverse effects of newly marketed medicines by way of our unique method of monitoring patients during the early life of a new medicine. Our research capabilities include PEM, (a systematic active post-marketing surveillance programme), modified PEM, Specialist Cohort Event Monitoring (SCEM) studies, systematic reviews, signal detection, cohort and case control studies, studies for risk management plans, establishment of epidemiological databases, and pharmacogenetics. The Unit has a team of 12 research fellows (clinicians, epidemiologist, pharmacists and biomedical scientists) who conduct studies, supported by IT, admin and data management staff.
3. Category
Charity or non-profit organisation
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