Work Package 1 Workshop, 19 October 2016

The WEB-RADR Work Package 1 (Government and Policy) organised a second workshop on 19th October 2016 at the European Medicines Agency, to discuss the use of mobile technologies and social media as new tools to generate evidence for the monitoring of the safety of medicines.

The aim of the workshop was to engage with consumers, patients, healthcare professionals and medicines regulatory authorities to discuss latest developments and to obtain input and feedback to maximise the utility and benefits of the project deliverables.

The day consisted of three sessions.

Session 1: WEB-RADR: where we have come from and what we have achieved

Session 2: How to optimise WEB-RADR deliverables

Session 3: Breakout sessions WEB-RADR

  • Patients and healthcare professionals – what do we want as WEB-RADR outputs?
  • Regulatory questions – what are the options?
  • How could social media monitoring support signal detection?
  • How to ensure future maintenance and sustainability of WEB-RADR?


The day was a great success and provided a platform for attendees to share their views and expectations to maximise the outputs of WEB-RADR in strengthening pharmacovigilance.

A workshop report will be completed summarising the day’s presentation and discussion topics.