New methods for RWE collection and synthesis

Welcome to GetReal

Real-World Evidence in Medicine Development

Course overview

This interactive online course will give an understanding of current techniques, opportunities and challenges for the use of real-world evidence in medicine development. This is an ideal course for anyone who wishes to become familiar with key issues in the area of real-world data and wishes to broaden his/her expertise.

Course participants will come from pharmaceutical companies, regulatory authorities, health techonology assessment bodies, patients’ organisations, consultancy companies and academia. The course will foster discussion, interaction and mutual learning across all professionals involved in medicine development.

The course consists of 5 Learning Units, running over a period of approximately 8 weeks. Each Learning Unit requires 8-10 hours of student input. Please note that this course is designed for those with some familiarity with the development process for medicines. The course aims to give an overview of various concepts, approaches and techniques in real-world evidence generation. It is not designed to provide detailed training on specific methods (analytical techniques and study designs).

Course Learning Units will cover the following topics:

  • Overview of the medicine development landscape
  • Real-world evidence generation
  • Real-world evidence synthesis
  • Decision-making and weighing of evidence
  • Demonstrating relative effectiveness to decision-makers


Editions 2020

Three editions of the Real-World Evidence in Medicinde Development course are planned in 2020.

  1. 20 January - 15 March (registration is closed)
  2. 20 April - 12 June (registration is closed)
  3. 21 September - 15 November (registration open until September 16)

Real-World Evidence in Medicine Development was developed as part of the IMI GetReal project (2013-2017), and is offered by the UMC Utrecht on a non-profit basis.

Quick overview

21 September - 15 November 2020
8 weeks
8-10 hrs/week workload
12-25 participants (minimum of 12 participants)
Online learning
Web lectures, individual and group assignments
  • Standard fee: € 1.900
  • Government, university and non-profit organisations: € 950
  • GetReal partners: 25% discount on the above fees
  • 25% discount on the above fees for the enrollment of 4 participants for non-GetReal partners
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Contact us

If you have any questions about the course or want more information, please contact Juul Klaassen (