On 27 November EphMRA will attend a meeting along with EFAMRO, MRS and other Associations at the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) in the UK. We know from feedback from our members that clarity is still sought around the Role and Definition of the Data Controller and Data Processor and this meeting will give an opportunity to outline the challenges which continue to be faced in our industry.
Plans for our annual conference in Antwerp 2020 are now well under way. We are calling out for potential speakers in Antwerp, which will hopefully exceed the exceptionally high standard of papers this year. Submission Deadline - 18 September 2019 - submission form here. The bar has been set very high after this year’s conference but we are laying down the gauntlet to all speakers who wish to share their ideas with colleagues next year. We are holding the conference at the Flanders Meeting & Convention Center, Antwerp on 23-25 June, so put the dates in your diary so you can be there with your colleagues! Whilst the venue is not a hotel, it is extremely close to a wide range of hotels to suit all budgets.
We are looking to have calls with colleagues to find out what paper topics would interest you at the conference. Also what sort of suppliers would you like to meet and who would you like to network with in healthcare market research. We are looking to develop a specific stream at the conference and to widen our delegate reach.
Georgina Cooper & Soumya Roy from Basis Health have won the award for their outstanding paper at the conference entitled The Future of Research Debriefs – Immersive, story-led outputs that inspire action, so we wish to congratulate them both on winning this highly prestigious award. As new members of EphMRA we are delighted that their paper was so well received by delegates at the conference. We look forward to more inspired papers over the next few years!
EphMRA position re Adverse Event Reporting Guideline Changes in the EU EphMRA recently recommended members follow the updated ABPI/BHBIA Guidance on Adverse Event (AEs), product complaints and special reporting situations published in August 2018. The main change concerns when AEs are collected directly from patients or consumers where market research is conducted in the UK.
EphMRA position re Adverse Event Reporting Guideline Changes in the UK The latest ABPI/BHBIA Guidance notes on collecting adverse events, product complaints and special reporting situations (Adverse Events [AEs]) during market research was published in August 2018.
The Global Research Business Network (GRBN) and EphMRA, the global association of pharmaceutical and healthcare researchers and insights professionals, today announce that EphMRA has joined the Global Research Business Network as the first Associate Member. Up until early this year, only regional federations and their national association members have been eligible for GRBN membership. The GRBN Board recognized the limitations of this membership structure, as there are a number of associations, such as industry or methodology-based associations, which do not fit the national/regional association model, and therefore were unfortunately ineligible for membership. By changing the statutes to create an Associate Member class, GRBN is able to include these other associations into the network, for the benefit of both the associate members, and their members, as well as the national and regional association members, and their members, and is delighted to have EphMRA join the network as the first Associate Member.
Global healthcare market research association, EphMRA, today announces it has partnered with MRS to enhance its Code of Conduct and develop professional standards services for its members. EphMRA aims to inspire and empower members to influence decision through expert advice and insights to help drive business performance and gain competitive advantage. MRS will advise EphMRA on its current healthcare-specific Code of Conduct and assist in drafting the annual update to reflect new data protection and privacy legislation; this will include further incorporation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). MRS will also advise EphMRA on the expert guidance it offers its members for the interpretation and application of the code.