To serve as a forum on matters which may impact the ability to conduct pharmacoepidemiologic research. This would — among other issues — include policies on research conditions, research ethics, data confidentiality and publication. The PPC may also more broadly address issues related to public health.
The PPC convenes at the annual ICPE meeting and by teleconferences in between as deemed necessary by the chair.
The PPC uses three year terms with elections at the annual PPC meeting during the ICPE. The current chair and chair elect decide on topics to pursue and liaise with the executive committee and the PPC as necessary.