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EMA Joint Big Data Task Force published Summary Report of the Heads of Medicines Agencies

February 25, 2019 15:58 - x 00, 0 - 00:00

The “Summary report of the Heads of Medicines Agencies” was published by the EMA Joint Big Data Task Force on 15 February 2019, offering recommendations for a path towards understanding the acceptability of evidence derived from Big Data in support of the evaluation and supervision of medicines by regulators.


EMA, among other regulators, is trying to get a deeper understanding of the data landscape. It is well known that the future benefit-risk assessment of medicines across their lifecycle will increasingly use insights derived from Big Data, coming from sources as genomics, bioanalytical ‘omics (proteomics, etc.), clinical trials, observational data, spontaneous adverse drug reactions data and social media and mobile health data.


The HARMONY Alliance is sharing this report among their Partners and Associated Members, since EMA invites stakeholders to submit feedback on the recommendations and future actions.



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