Last updated on: 26/06/2014
1. Contact details{View data sources/studies associated with this centre}
Name of organisation 
1) Department/Research groupPharmacoepidemiology Research Group, Institute of Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology
2) Organisation/affiliationLudwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen
Short Name in the inventoryPharmacoepidemiology Research Group
Administrative Contact
Title Ms
Last name Rottenkolber
First name Marietta
Address line 1Fraunhoferstr. 12
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Phone number (incl. country code)49-89-218072406 
Alternative phone number 
Fax number (incl. country code)49-89-218072404 
Scientific Contact
Title Professor
Last name Hasford
First name Joerg
Address line 1Marchioninistr. 15
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Phone number (incl. country code)49-89-4400-77480 
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Fax number (incl. country code)49-89-4400-77482 
2. Description
The Pharmacoepidemiology Research Group was founded in the 1990ies at the Department for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University of Munich, Germany. Major projects were the establishment of a network of regional pharmacovigilance centres, funded by the German drug authority BfArM, and a population-based study on drug use in pregnancy. PRG has gained considerable experience in drug utilisation research including persistence issues in asthma, hypertension and leukemia, the identification and validation of drug risks, the rapid response to sudden alerts, signal generation and consulting. The PRG is a member of PROTECT (Pharmacoepidemiological Research on Outcomes of Therapeutics by a European Consortium) which is coordinated by the EMA. The staff of the PRG is active in postgraduate training nationally and internationally. The head of the PRG Prof. J. Hasford serves as Regional Editor for Europe of Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety.
3. Category
University based
Hospital based
Government based
4. Available resources
 In houseVia Contacts/Network
Epidemiologist/Pharmacoepidemiologist Yes No
Statistician Yes No
Clinician No Yes
Clinical Pharmacologist Yes No
Geneticist/Pharmacogeneticist No Yes
IT specialist Yes No
Ethics expertise Yes No
Legal expertise No Yes
Regulatory expertise No Yes