Especially after a prolonged period of hard work, I find it helpful to step back and look at what I do and how I do it — and consider ways to improve one or both. It’s like going on a retreat, taking some time to rest and reflect — and stay open to unexpected insights and opportunities. Let’s see what’s happening …


Dr. Magnus Lerch Consulting & Coaching is a freelance business that offers consulting services especially for, but not limited to, organizations that work in pharmacovigilance (PV) / drug safety. Here is an overview of the offerings:

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Pharmacovigilance Signal Detection

Signal Detection and its subsequent processes (Signal Management) are at the core of pharmacovigilance in the pharmaceutical industry, in regulatory authorities (e.g. FDA, EMA), and in other PV organizations like research institutes. Software companies take care of the topic, too: they provide off-the-shelf or custom-made solutions to support Signal Detection.

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Data Analysis & Report Design

Finding relevant data in the increasingly huge company/regulatory safety databases is a challenge, especially given the complex nature of safety questions and the high time pressure: answers often have to be delivered immediately, or at least “as soon as possible”.

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