Special Interest Group in Databases for Pharmacoepidemiological Research

Established Aug 2007

Mission Statement

To provide a forum on the use of individual patient databases (medical claims databases, electronic health record databases, and other publicly available cross-sectional and longitudinal-linked patient databases) in pharmacoepidemiological research in order to discuss, develop, and improve methods, approaches, and dissemination of results and to improve the science and transparency of pharmacoepidemiology database research.


  • Create publication guidelines for database studies to increase transparency and quality
  • Create an evidence base for confirmed adverse event and disease/condition coding algorithms
  • Discuss and present new methods for database analysis, database linkages, and other database uses for pharmacoepidemiology
  • Educate ISPE members and stakeholders on the strengths and limitations of database research and availability of resources

Meeting Schedule

The next meeting is not yet scheduled.

Meeting Minutes / Reports

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SIG leader(s)

Chair: Daniel Prieto-Alhambra, UK
Chair-Elect: Xiaofeng Zhou, US
Outgoing Chair Matthew Reynolds, US

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