New methods for RWE collection and synthesis

Welcome to GetReal

IMI GetReal

Launched in October 2013, GetReal was a three-year project of the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), a EU public-private consortium consisting of pharmaceutical companies, academia, HTA agencies and regulators (e.g., NICE, HAS, EMA and ZIN), patient organisations and SMEs. In June 2018 the follow up project 'GetReal Initiative' was launched. More information about this project can be found here.

GetReal aimed to show how robust new methods of RWE collection and synthesis could be adopted earlier in pharmaceutical R&D and the healthcare decision making process. The consortium did this by:

  • Bringing together healthcare decision makers, academics, pharmaceutical companies, clinicians, and other societal stakeholders;
  • Assessing existing processes, methodologies, and key research issues;
  • Proposing innovative trial designs and assessing the value of information;
  • Proposing and testing innovative analytical and predictive modelling approaches;
  • Assessing operational challenges and proposing and testing the impact of solutions;
  • Creating new decision making support, and building tools to allow for the evaluation of development programmes and use in the assessment of the value of introducing new treatments;
  • Sharing and discussing deliverables with healthcare decision makers, academics, pharmaceutical companies, clinicians, and other societal stakeholders;
  • Developing training for researchers, healthcare decision makers and societal stakeholders in the public and private sector in order to increase knowledge about various aspects of effectiveness.


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Online course 'Real-World Evidence in Medicine Development' - 20 April until 12 June 2020

Posted on February 03, 2020 14:41
After the previous successful editions of the cour...  

Vital Health Podcast: A discussion with Elaine Irving on the Future of GetReal

Posted on October 22, 2018 12:17
With a continuing series of educational courses, s...  

IMI 10th anniversary scientific symposium - 22-23 October, Brussels

Posted on August 27, 2018 12:31
April 30th 2018 marks 10 years of IMI since t...  

Funding Funding


The research leading to these results has received support from the Innovative Medicines Initiative Joint Undertaking under grant agreement no [115546], resources of which are composed of financial contribution from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) and EFPIA companies in kind contribution.