With medicines safety at heart
Uppsala Monitoring Centre advances the science of pharmacovigilance and supports medicines and patient safety initiatives all over the world.
As an independent, non-profit foundation, we work with the World Health Organization and engage stakeholders who share our vision of advancing medicines safety together with the global pharmacovigilance community.
As a leader in the research and development of new scientific methods, we explore the benefits and harms of medicines for patients, and offer products and services used by health authorities and the pharmaceutical industry worldwide.
For more than 40 years, we have provided scientific advancement and operational support to the WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring.
What we do
With an ultimate goal of influencing the lives and safety of patients for the better, now and in the future, we carry out pharmacovigilance research, develop products, and nurture collaborations with medicines safety stakeholders across the world.
Our vision and mission
As an international research and development organisation with the important WHO mission to coordinate a global network of medicines regulatory agencies, our vision is to advance medicines safety – together with key stakeholders worldwide.
People and organisation
Our dedicated staff members come from a variety of academic backgrounds and work in departments focusing on research, product and system development, international collaboration and education, communications, and core operational services.
Governance and funding
UMC is an independent, self-funded and not-for-profit organisation, founded by WHO and the Swedish government in 1978. To this day, the board members are appointed by WHO and the Swedish government.