News – Jul 21, 2017

Real world evidence in medicine development - sign up now

IMI’s GetReal project ( will run the first edition of an interactive online course entitled ‘Real-world evidence in medicine development’ from 2 October to 12 November 2017. Under the supervision of leading academics from the project, the course will provide participants with an introduction to the topics covered by GetReal, and present the current techniques, opportunities and challenges for the use of real-world evidence in medicine development.

Participants are expected to come from pharmaceutical companies, regulatory authorities, health technology assessment (HTA) bodies, patients organisations, consultancy companies and academia. As such, the course will foster discussion, interaction and mutual learning across all professionals involved in medicine development.

The course will focus on the following topics:
- overview of the medicine development landscape
- real-world evidence generation
- real-world evidence synthesis
- decision-making and weighing of evidence
- demonstrating relative effectiveness to decision-makers

Participants who successfully complete the assignments will be awarded a certificate. You can sign up now at