In October 2013, IMI launched GetReal, a three-year project made up of a consortium of pharma companies, academia, HTA agencies and regulators, patient organisations and SMEs. GetReal aimed to show how robust new methods of real-world evidence (RWE) collection and synthesis could be adopted earlier in pharmaceutical R&D and the healthcare decision making process.
They developed a suite of tools that are helping research teams use alternative evidence generating strategies to deliver more focused research in pharmaceutical R&D, and allow healthcare decision makers to be more certain when providing patients with access to new treatments.
In June 2018 the follow up project 'GetReal Initiative' was launched, carrying on the legacy of the initial project by promoting the uptake of their valuable tools, methodologies, best practices and policy recommendations.
Read about the mark they left on the drug development process in this thread:
@IMIGetReal created tools for using real-world evidence early in drug development and decision-making. Here are some of those tools and what they mean for drug developers, policy decision-makers and society as a whole#IMICarryTheTorch #ThrowbackThursday #TBT pic.twitter.com/mdNe1AmqoY— IMI (@IMI_JU) April 16, 2020
One of the tools that make up the legacy of @IMIGetReal is this one aimed at trial design teams that promotes earlier (& better) use of real-world data in clinical research, leading to better evidence base for decision-makers. PragMagic is #openaccess, too #IMICarryTheTorch #TBT pic.twitter.com/6aaIV9HVqM— IMI (@IMI_JU) April 16, 2020
How did @IMIGetReal leave a mark on the policy landscape? An expert group and policy recommendations can strengthen the collaboration between industry, regulators and academia. The recommendations are here: ➡️https://t.co/j7sFZmShDs#IMICarryTheTorch pic.twitter.com/qXSCJhwQLZ— IMI (@IMI_JU) April 16, 2020
As for take-up of the project outputs, in 2018, IMI launched the 'GetReal Initiative' to drive adoption of the tools, methods from the original project. Read their latest updates here & see how they're doing— IMI (@IMI_JU) April 16, 2020
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