||The SafeSciMET programme is established for safety scientists, or others working in drug discovery and development, who want to strengthen their professional area of expertise, including professionals at the start of their industry career. SafeSciMET provides education and training in Safety Sciences leading to a new generation of safety specialists with strong competencies in integrative and translational medicines research and development. The programme also includes application of novel technologies in risk assessment. This will allow holistic and critical evaluations of the safety of drug candidates and new medicines by linking in vitro and in vivo data with patient data more effectively.
This programme addresses the needs in small and large pharmaceutical companies, regulatory authorities, academic institutes and health care. The network, bringing together top institutions for drug safety education, training and research with pharmaceutical industry leaders, creates the new type, high quality and sustainable programme. The tailor-made courses encompass safety, ethical, regulatory and societal aspects in all phases of drug development, with emphasis on holistic, integrative, translational and 3Rs aspects of drug safety assessment.