Vision and Mission

Our vision is to elevate the Pharmacovigilance profession.
We do it by setting standards of Career Framework, expected competence, and trustworthy professional certification. By improving the competency of pharmacovigilance professionals, we enhance performance and recognition of the whole pharmacovigilance discipline.   

Our Story

How it started?

Our Why was not to build "just another" educational organisation in PV. In 2015, we have responded to high demand for "hands on" education where excellent instructors talk about topics they do every day, thus having and sharing the latest and practical insight. Institute of Pharmacovigilance was established as not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation in 2015, to support pharmacovigilance and public health by training, research, publishing activities and conference organisation.   

At the beginning, the Institute was offering popular educational events in Czech and Slovak language to complement existing English language courses by DIA, national authorities, and universities. The biggest partner for courses development was PharmInvent. Ever since, the Institute has established reputation for work with high profile professionals in pharmacovigilance field, who have talent for teaching and willingness to share very practical knowledge and skills our attendees can implement immediately.  

In 2020, IPV began a very close collaboration with the International Society of Pharmacovigilance (ISoP) on a new and exciting project - Global Pharmacovigilance Professional Certification (GPPC).

The programme has received wide support by ISoP, its Executive Committee and Advisory Board. The proposals have also been shared with the wider membership of ISoP. We intend to follow a transparent process with as wider an involvement of the global pharmacovigilance community as possible. 

We continue to cautiously develop each programme and revise the content regularly to reflect the most recent and modern developments in pharmacovigilance, while taking into account the valuable feedback we receive.

Thank you for your support to our common goal – elevate pharmacovigilance profession. 

Our Team

Jan Petracek
Director of IPV
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Jean-Christophe Delumeau
Board Director of IPV
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Milena Buzkova
Quality Manager
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Kamil Uhlir
Certification Project Manager
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Jana Freeman
Regulatory Intelligence Manager
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We are ISO certified


As an organization in line with the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, we strive to adhere to the highest standards.

Quality Policy of IPV

Our Activities


A comprehensive global PV requirement profiling and analysis system with a repository of pharmacovigilance-relevant regulations

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Professional Certification with the aim to become the new global qualification assessment standard for individual pharmacovigilance roles

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ISoP Prague Seminar

An annual local pharmacovigilance seminar in cooperation with ISoP delivered in Czech or Slovak language and held in Prague, Czech Republic

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Prague, Czech Republic, EU