European Quality In Preclnical Data

EQIPD’s Vision and Objectives

Poor quality data is an issue in many research fields – all too often, results carried out in one organization cannot be replicated elsewhere, and it is not always clear why. In medical research, consequences include poor decision-making resulting in higher failure rates and longer drug development times. There is therefore an urgent need for simple, sustainable solutions to improve data quality, and that’s where the EQIPD project comes in. Their goal is to deliver simple recommendations to facilitate data quality without impacting innovation.

The EQIPD project aims to establish simple, sustainable solutions that facilitate improvements in data quality without impacting innovation and freedom of research.

The aim is to enable a smoother, faster and safer transition from preclinical to clinical testing and drug approval by establishing common guidelines to strengthen the robustness, rigor and validity of research data to ensure drug safety and for researchers to develop new neurological drugs for conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.

EQIPD’s Facts

The €9.5m EQIPD project will last 3 years, and unite more than 20 research groups from industry and academia from 8 different countries.

PsychoGenics Involvment and Impact

Psychogenics as the co-leader in the Work Package 4 (WP4), brings more than 18 years of stringent and robust preclinical testing expertise in a variety of animal models of CNS disorders.

The goal of WP4 is to validate the principles, strategies, and research models to improve robustness and data quality in preclinical research impacting neuroscience and safety. Working with other sites in the consortium, PsychoGenics will identify biological and experimental variations and working with other groups help develop harmonized guidelines to improve the reproducibility of preclinical data.

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EQIPD Members

EFPIA companies:

  • AbbVie Inc., North Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH, Ingelheim, Germany
  • F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Basel, Switzerland
  • Institut De Recherches Servier S.A.S, Suresnes, France
  • Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, Beerse, Belgium
  • Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland
  • Orion Corporation, Espoo, Finland
  • Pfizer Limited, Sandwich, Kent , United Kingdom
  • Psychogenics Inc
  • Sanofi-Aventis Research and Development, Chilly Mazarin, France
  • UCB Biopharma SPRL, Brussels, Belgium

Universities, research organizations, public bodies, non-profit groups:

  • Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • Eberhard Karls Universitaet Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany
  • Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, United Kingdom
  • Institut De Recherches Servier S.A.S, Suresnes, France
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen, Munich, Germany
  • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
  • Stichting Buro ECNP , Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Stichting Katholieke Universiteit / Radboud university medical center, Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • The University Court Of The University Of Aberdeen
  • The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Universitaetsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz, Mainz, Germany
  • Universität Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and mid-sized companies (<€500m turnover):

  • Arlenda SA
  • Concentris Research Management GmbH, Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany
  • Noldus Information Technology BV, Wageningen, Netherlands
  • Paasp GMBH
  • Porsolt SAS
  • Science Exchange, Inc.
  • Synaptologics BV


The project leading to this application has received funding from the Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Joint Undertaking (IMI) under grant agreement No 777364. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and from the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA).

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This communication reflects the author’s view and that neither IMI or the European Union, EFPIA or any Associated Partners are responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.

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