Uppsala Reports

Page last updated: 05 November 2023

Description of the website

The website of Uppsala Reports is a member of the WHO-led project Vaccine Safety Net (VSN).

Uppsala Monitoring Centre (UMC) is an independent foundation that advances the science of pharmacovigilance globally and serves as a WHO Collaborating Centre supporting the WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring.

UMC’s Uppsala Reports news website features content for anyone concerned with the latest issues in the science, methods, and operations of medicines and vaccine safety surveillance. The site evolved from the Uppsala Reports magazine, which has published global pharmacovigilance news and updates since 1996.

Uppsala Reports publishes articles, videos, podcasts, and graphics about many medicines and vaccine safety related issues, including content about countering vaccine misinformation and responsibly communicating risk and safety issues. More information is available in https://who-umc.org/about-uppsala-monitoring-centre/

Website’s sponsorship policy

UMC is an independent, self-funded, not-for-profit foundation, founded by WHO and the Swedish government in 1978. It is a WHO Collaborating Centre, which sustains its operations by providing essential pharmacovigilance tools and services, most notably the WHODrug Global portfolio of products. This funding model ensures UMC’s intellectual and scientific independence, sustainability, and freedom to pursue its own vision.

More information is available here: https://who-umc.org/about-uppsala-monitoring-centre/governance-and-funding/

Website’s content or editorial policy

Uppsala Reports contains articles created internally by UMC staff, including pharmacovigilance experts, medical clinicians, data scientists, communication specialists and technologists. The site also publishes content sourced from external stakeholders, primarily representatives of national and regional regulatory authorities, recognised academics and researchers, and other pharmacovigilance or health communication experts. The site contains a disclaimer to the effect that externally sourced submissions do not necessarily reflect the views of UMC. Nevertheless, all external submissions are reviewed by staff to ensure factual and editorial integrity. More information is available here: https://www.uppsalareports.org/subscribe/