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PV Curriculum

Pharmacovigilance Curriculum


The WHO-ISoP Pharmacovigilance Curriculum gets enrichment

The ISoP PV Curriculum databank pilot

The PV curriculum link is now posted in a pilot form and for a period of time on the open ISoP website.

This fits perfectly with the PV curriculum concept that it can be used by “everybody everywhere”!

We hope that it will support the memberships’ pharmacovigilance teaching in the different regions and that the tool gains supporters, prepared to help it develop further and become an ever more useful tool.

We are conscious that the tool, while adequate for a proof of concept pilot, clearly requires changes for a sustainable optimal future version of the tool.
 We will collect feedback for inclusion from the wider pharmacovigilance community over the coming weeks.

Disclaimer: For this pilot project ISoP takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the links, and no judgement on the content of the educational material. Further choice of linkage is not endorsed by ISoP but entirely a judgement of the uploading individual.

Have a try, test the tool and let us know your suggestions at


How the PV Curriculum databank works?

Quite simply, click on the link above and follow the instructions on screen. Here are some directions:

‘Search’ Tab of the Curriculum Tool.
This will allow you to select a section that you want to search on. Please note that not all chapters of the curriculum are currently covered.
The WHO – ISoP curriculum as such is neither ready-for-use teaching material nor a description of a course

‘Add link’ Tab
This will allow you to upload your presentation via URL link that you think can benefit the users of the curriculum.
To upload your presentation (you may upload max. 3 presentations), follow the instructions on screen (please do not forget to copy and paste your hyperlink (including http), select which categories*, and finally click the ‘Submit’ button)

Tip 1: You may select a general topic – Level 1 or Level 2 – using the ‘+’ button (when not sure to where to tag), or/and choose any level and you can add the same presentation to several sections and add a presentation to a section even if it only covers part of the topics listed.
You may find that in several places of the curriculum there is some overlap, this is because the same subject could be regarded under different aspects (e.g. pharmacological, organisational, or regulatory).

Tip 2: If a presentation has something significant to say on a specific topic, even though not covering the curriculum topic completely then it is good to link it to that topic.

This Tab allows you to ‘tag’ external links that are relevant to the PV Curriculum.

Therefore, please let us know when you have uploaded your material as we need to publish them in order to show your results in ‘Search’ tab.

The steps are:

Please click on the link above
 Select ‘Add link’
 Follow instructions to upload your link url and tag the presentation to the PV curriculum
and then
 Inform ISoP Administration at


The WHO-ISoP Pharmacovigilance Curriculum is now public!

ISoP is very pleased to inform you that the Pharmacovigilance Curriculum, developed by experts from ISoP, WHO and institutions dedicated to pharmacovigilance, is available electronically on the Springer website. If you are member of ISoP, you may also have access to the document via the ISoP website at the members section. The curriculum contains a theoretical part in a comprehensive modular form, practical tasks and some key literature references.

The PV curriculum can be used by everyone who needs to plan and conduct training courses in pharmacovigilance. The printed version is in the conference volume of Drug Safety at the occasion of the 14th ISoP Annual Meeting in Tianjin in October 2014. The authors would be interested in receiving your comments by contacting ISoP at or the corresponding author directly. The authors would like to know about any experience you made when using the curriculum in practice.