AMSTERDAM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IQVIA™ (NYSE:IQV), a leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions and clinical research services to the life sciences industry, today announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has awarded a contract to Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam to provide analytics services to the DARWIN EU® Coordination Centre which IQVIA was selected to support. IQVIA will also work alongside the University of Oxford, Synapse, The Hyve, and Odysseus Data Services.

The Coordination Centre for the Data Analysis and Real World Interrogation Network, or DARWIN EU®, will develop and manage a network of real-world healthcare data sources across the EU to conduct scientific studies requested by medicines regulators and eventually as requested by other stakeholders. The centre will accelerate access to high-quality real-world evidence for the use, safety and effectiveness of drugs across the EU in support of the EMA’s regulatory decision-making.

By establishing a pan-European network, the DARWIN EU® will set standards for federated data analysis using a common data model to support the deeper integration of secondary data into regulatory decision-making as a complement to prospective clinical trials. This approach will respond to the increasing need for faster multi-country real-world solutions, as demonstrated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and will provide regulators, health technology assessment bodies and payers with a deeper understanding of diseases and therapies, as well as more tailored guidance to help clinical trials sponsors accelerate decision-making.

IQVIA will contribute technical expertise and information management solutions to enable regulatory-quality analytics of healthcare data gathered from different sources across Europe. IQVIA will contribute to a two-year design plan, as well as three years of pharmacovigilance data network management and analysis services, with the first datasets already onboarded this year. This will give EMA and national regulatory agencies access to richer and more standardized datasets, enabling agency analysts to use the capabilities of real-world technologies to produce more comprehensive insights from the data.

The Coordination Centre was selected in a competitive bidding process involving leading real-world research organizations from across Europe, and the award was based on the group’s depth of experience and knowledge of technology solutions.


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