The EU-ADR project worked to develop an innovative computerized system to detect adverse drug reactions (ADRs), supplementing spontaneous reporting systems. The project exploited clinical data from electronic healthcare records (EHRs) of over 30 million patients from several European countries (The Netherlands, Denmark, United Kingdom, and Italy). In this project a variety of text mining, epidemiological and other computational techniques were used to analyze the EHRs in order to detect ‘signals’ (combinations of drugs and suspected adverse events that warrant further investigation).
EU-ADR project flyer
Information about EU-ADR in the European Commission’s Cordis website