WHO Collaborating Centre for Pharmacovigilance in Education and Patient Reporting

In May 2013 the Netherlands Pharmacovigilance Centre Lareb was appointed WHO Collaborating Centre for Pharmacovigilance in Education and Patient Reporting.
Lareb is the national centre for spontaneous reporting in the Netherlands. At the centre we have more than 10 years of experience in the field of patient reporting, both concerning the process and scientific evaluation thereof. Since the appointment of a chair of Pharmacovigilance at the University of Groningen in 2008, we have increasingly been involved in implementing pharmacovigilance into undergraduate curricula for medical and pharmacy students.

As a collaborating centre we want to serve as a platform for knowledge transfer by providing training, conducting research and developing best practice for staff active in pharmacovigilance, both at national centres as well as in academia. These activities will hopefully help to further develop pharmacovigilance and increase the awareness of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and the reporting thereof.

For more information about the Netherlands Pharmacovigilance Centre Lareb, please visit the website.