To increase collaboration and enhance awareness of strategies and methodologies applied in the utilization of Real World Data in the pharmaceutical industry.


Our objectives include:

  • Facilitate sharing of case studies and experiences in this area
  • Collate and summarise publications, articles, presentations, training
  • Identify emerging news and trends
  • Organise and/or participate in workshops related to RWD
  • Collaborate with key stakeholder groups (EFSPI/PSI, EFPIA, ISPOR,  regulatory and academia)
  • Provide comments on RWD related guidelines, e.g. country-specific methods guidelines, FDA methods guidelines, ISPOR etc.
  • Develop/highlight best practices and recommendations
  • Influence industry practice and acceptance of approaches by regulators and other stakeholders


Who we are

Anny Stari (Co-chair)


Josephine Wolfram (Co-chair)Astellas
Peter Almgren

LEO Pharma

Anders Berglund 


Tobias Bluhmki 

Bristol Myers Squibb
Miranda Cooper BresMed 
Imi FaghmousKite Gilead
Fiona GrimsonUCB
Randi GrønNovo Nordisk

Alessandro Guasconi 

Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A.
Daniel Leibovitz Incyte
Elizabeth MerrallJanssen
Deepak Parashar  

Warwick University

Antonio Remiro-Azocar Bayer
Alexander Schacht Veramed
Claire SmithAstraZeneca
Aijing ShangUCB

Toshifumi Sugitani

Rachel Tham Veramed
Barbara TorlinskaVisible Analytics Ltd. / University of Birmingham

Sudhir Venkatesan

Huajun WangGSK

Jixian Wang

Bristol Myers Squibb

Qing Wang 


Call for members

If you are interesting in joining the RWD SIG please contact Anny Stari or Josie Wolfram.

Frequency of Meetings

Bi-monthly teleconferences

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