EudraVigilance Expert Working Group

The EudraVigilance Expert Working Group (EV-EWG) advises the pharmacovigilance governance structure of the European medicines regulatory network on aspects of the EudraVigilance system.

Responsibilities and composition

The working group's responsibilities include:

  • developing policies and business requirements, drafting guidance and co-ordinating aspects related to implementing, operating and accessing EudraVigilance;
  • co-ordinating personal data protection activities in relation to pharmacovigilance in accordance with EU data protection legislation;
  • providing input into the international standardisation work in pharmacovigilance and facilitating a harmonised implementation in the EU and at international level, including support for the maintenance of the EU File important medical events list ;
  • developing guidelines and good practices related to data collection, quality management and data access for pharmacovigilance and signal detection;
  • providing input to the development, testing, implementation and validation of analytical and statistical methods and standard reports for data analysis and evaluation;
  • supporting the maintenance and further development of EudraVigilance;
  • facilitating the application of the EudraVigilance access policy.

It supports and liaises with the EMA / Member States Pharmacovigilance Business Team (part of the EU's pharmacovigilance governance structure) and the Clinical Trial Facilitation Group and relevant subgroups relating to clinical trials.

The EV-EWG contains members from national competent authorities with pharmacovigilance and clinical trial expertise, pharmaceutical industry and commercial sponsors, a non-commercial sponsor organisation and other members and observers. The group may invite additional experts if required.

For more information on the EV-EWG's responsibilities, composition and procedures, see:


  • Shahane Aboshyan
  • Pascal Auriche
  • Katrien Bernaert
  • Maria Luisa Casini
  • Alison Durand
  • Michelle Grimes
  • Nick Halsey
  • Fatima Herji
  • Martin Huber
  • Tuula Ikonen
  • Christoph F Kueng
  • Maria Larsson
  • Claudia Lehmann
  • Bertrand Limoges
  • Dirk Mentzer
  • Victoria Newbould
  • Augusto Eugenio Pardal Filipe
  • Rodrigo Postigo (Co-Chair)
  • Lara Quiroga Gonzalez
  • Elke Stahl
  • Renz Streit
  • Stephany Suoth
  • Raphael Van Eemeren
  • Anja van Haren (Co-Chair)
  • Kristina Vavruskova
  • Joanne Webbe
  • Katharina Weber