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


Let's T@lk Real Corner

This corner is created to discuss Real World Data (RWD) topics coming from industry, academia and Health Authorities.

Blog Posts:

Let's T@lk Real: Immortal Time Bias and Time Zero 22 April 2024

Let's T@lk Real: DAGs 5th December 2023

Let's T@lk Real: What are RWD 3rd July 2023

Let's T@lk Real: External Controls 22nd May 2023

Let's T@lk Real: Survey 19th December 2022


Who we are

SIG MemberOrganisation
Antonio Remiro-AzocarNovo Nordisk
Barbara TorlinskaBoehringer Ingelheim
Carina Dinkel-KeuthageBayer
Deepak ParasharWarwick University
Eleanor RalphsIQVIA
Elizabeth MerrallJanssen
Fiona GrimsonUCB
Federica BelmonteNovo Nordisk
Gilles Guillot
Helen BroadhurstPlus-Project
Huajun WangGSK Vaccines
Jixian (Jason) WangBristol Myers Squibb
Josie Wolfram (Co-chair)Astellas
Laura DayAdaptimmune
Min-Hua JenEli Lilly
Qing WangRoche
Rachel ThamAstellas
Rima Izem (Co-chair)Novartis
Roxane DebrusGenmab
Sonia AmodioDanone
Savina JaegerSpark Therapeutics
Stefano ViaggiICON plc
Sudhir VenkatesanAstra Zeneca
Thomas DebrayFom data to wisdom
Tobias BluhmkiBristol Myers Squibb
Victoria StraussBoehringer Ingelheim
Yulia DyachkovaMerck


We also have an observer/informed member list who are included on meeting invites and mails, but we don’t expect active contributions nor list you on the SIG page members list. Shifting status to active is then welcomed any time!

Call for members

If you are interesting in joining the RWD SIG please contact Josie Wolfram or Rima Izem.

Frequency of Meetings

Monthly teleconferences


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