Member Groups

EFSPI, the European Federation of Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry, is open to national constituted groups of statisticians, who are working in or for the pharmaceutical industry. Thus, EFSPI is engaged in statistical aspects of research, development, production, and surveillance of both drugs and medical devices. The objectives of the Federation are (according to the EFSPI constitution):

  • To promote professional standards of statistics and the standing of the statistical profession in matters pertinent to the European pharmaceutical industry;
  • To offer a collective expert input on statistical matters to national and international authorities and organizations;
  • To exchange information on and harmonise attitudes to the practice of statistics in the European pharmaceutical industry and within the member groups.

After constitutional meetings since 1990, the Federation was officially launched in August 1993. For now, there are 10 member groups. Thus, 10 European countries are represented in EFSPI and can be reached by mailings organized by the respective national groups.

 

Country Group Name Approx. Number of Statistician Members
Belgium SBS/BVS (Société Belge de Statistique / Belgische Vereniging voor Statistiek – Biostatistics section) 144
Denmark Dansk Selskab for Biofarmaceutisk Statistik (DSBS) 135
Finland SSL (Statistikot Suomen lääketeollisuudessa) 50
France SFdS (Société Francaise de Statistique – Biopharmacy and Health Group) 550+
Germany APF (Arbeitsgruppe Pharmazeutische Forschung of German Region of International Biometric Society) 300
Italy BIAS (Biometristi dell'industria Farmaceutica Associati) 100
Netherlands PSDM (werkgroep Pharmaceutische Statistiek en Datamanagement van Vereniging Voor Statistiek – Biometrische Sectie) 100
Sweden FMS (Föreningen för Medicinsk Statistik) 220
Switzerland BBS (Basler Biometrische Sektion) of International Biometric Society 100
United Kingdom PSI (Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry) 1100
Total 2799

 


 

Belgium

Full Name (short name) Société Belge de Statistique/Belgische Vereniging voor Statistiek (SBS/BVS) – Biostatistics Section
Address c/o Emmanuel Quinaux, IDDI, 30 Avenue Provincale, 1340 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Telephone +32 10 62 15 78
Web Site www.sbs-bvs.be/bstat.htm
Email Address emmanuel.quinaux@iddi.com
avandebo@its.jnj.com
Current Chair Catherine Legrano
Email Directory Contact Emmanuel Quinaux - emmanuel.quinaux@iddi.com
catherine.legrano@uclouvain.be
National Mother Org. Société Belge de Statistique/Belgische Vereniging voor Statistiek(SBS/BVS)
EFSPI Council Members Emmanuel Quinaux, An Vandenbosch
Description The Biostatistics section of the SBS/BVS (Société Belge de Statistique/Belgische Vereniging voor Statistiek) was founded in 1993. Its members are mainly statisticians working in or for the pharmaceutical industry, or in a statistics department at a Belgian university. The section's objectives are to organise meetings or courses on statistical issues pertinent to the pharmaceutical industry, to promote collaboration with academic experts and to open/maintain contacts with official authorities and other statistical associations.

 


 

Denmark

Full Name (short name) Dansk Selskab for Biofarmaceutisk Statistik (DSBS)
Address c/o Birgitte Biilmann RØNN
Telephone +45 4494 5888
Web Site http://www.dsbs.dk
Email Address gtmdk@leo-pharma.com
Current Chair Birgitte Biilmann RØNN
Email Address gtmdk@leo-pharma.com
Email Directory Contact Birgitte Biilmann RØNN, gtmdk@leo-pharma.com
National Mother Org. Dansk Selskab for Biofarmaceutisk Statistik (DSBS)
EFSPI Council Members Arne Haahr ANDREASEN (aha@statgroup.dk),
Birgitte Biilmann Rønn (gtmdk@leo-pharma.com)
Description DSBS was formed in March 1992 as an independent non profit association. The aims of DSBS are to further the exchange of information between professional statisticians working for the pharmaceutical industry in Denmark and abroad, to promote professional standards, and to constitute an expert body in biopharmaceutical statistical matters.

 


 

Finland

Full Name (short name) Statistikot Suomen Lääketeollisuudessa (SSL)
Address c/o teppo.huttunen@4pharma.com sami.virtanen@orionpharma.com
Telephone +358 70 9000 120
Web Site http://www.sslry.fi/
Email Address
Current Chair Tommi Nurminen
Email Address
Email Directory Contact Teppo Huttunen teppo.huttunen@4pharma.com
Sami Virtanen sami.virtanen@orionpharma.com
National Mother Org. Statistikot Suomen Lääketeollisuudessa (SSL)
EFSPI Council Members Teppo Huttunen
Sami Virtanen
Description SSL was founded in 2001 as an independent non-profit association. It aims to provide a forum for discussions on statistical methods, to promote professional standards, and to further the exchange of information among the professional biostatisticians within the pharmaceutical industry. The members are from pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations.

 


 

France

Full Name (short name) Société Francaise de Statistique - Biopharmacy and Health Group (SFdS)
Address Institut Henri Poincaré, 11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 75231, Paris cedex 5
Telephone + 33 1 44 27 66 60
Web Site http://www.sfds.asso.fr
Email Address biopharma@sfds.asso.fr
Current Chair Gerard Derzko
Email Address Gerard.derzko@uumericable.fr
Email Directory Contact François Aubin, f.aubin@cardinal-sys.com
Maylis Coste, maylis.coste@fr.netgrs.com
National Mother Org. Société Francaise de Statistique (SFdS)
EFSPI Council Members François Aubin
Maylis Coste
Description Founded in 1986 within the ASU, the group consists of members working in pharmaceutical research areas, mainly in the industrial context. The group aims to advance the practice of statistics in pharmaceutical research by organising scientific meetings, courses and working parties and by furthering contacts with official authorities and other statistical associations.

 


 

Germany

Full Name (short name) Arbeitsgruppe Pharmazeutische Forschung (APF)
Address c/o Frank Langer, Lilly Deutschland GmbH, Werner Reimers Str. 2-4, 61352 Bad Hamburg, Germany.
Telephone +49 6172 273 2744
Web Site http://www.biometrische-gesellschaft.de/arbeitsgruppen/pharmazeutische-forschung.html
Email Address langer@lilly.com
Current Chair c/o Frank Langer, Lilly Deutschland GmbH, Werner Reimers Str. 2-4, 61352 Bad Homburg, Germany.
Email Address langer@lilly.com
Email Directory Contact Christoph Gerlinger
Frank Langer
National Mother Org. German Region of the International Biometric Society
EFSPI Council Members Christoph Gerlinger christoph.gerlinger@bayer.com
Frank Langer langer@lily.com
Description The group is organised as a working group within the German Region of the International Biometric Society. The group was founded in 1978 and its aim is to establish and develop information exchange concerning all biometrical aspects within pre clinical and clinical research, and within clinical development of drugs.

 


 

Italy

Full Name (short name) Biometristi dell´Industria Farmaceutica Association (BIAS)
Address c/o Paolo Morelli, CROS NT srl, Via Germania, 2 37135 VERONA

Contact details for the Invoice:
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VIALE ABRUZZI 32
20131 MILANO
P.IVA 11217800157
CF 97136010150

Telephone +39 039 7390 319
Web Site www.bias-it.org
Email Address info@bias-it.org
Current Chair Stefania Mirandola, Fabio Montanaro, Beatrice Barbeta, Glauco Cappellini, Angelo Tinazzi
Email Address info@bias-it.org
Email Directory Contact Paolo Morelli, paolo.morelli@cros.it
Giampaolo Giacovelli,
giampaolo.giacovelli@rottapharm.com
National Mother Org. Biometristi dell´Industria Farmaceutica Associati (BIAS)
EFSPI Council Members Giampaolo Giacovelli, Paolo Morelli
Description BIAS is an independent association, founded in 1985 with the aim of constituting a forum for regular discussion on statistics and data management applied to the pharmaceutical industry. Members of the group are people working as statisticians and data managers in the (or for the) pharmaceutical industry. The current membership represents several pharmaceutical companies and CROs.

 


 

Netherlands

Full Name (short name) Pharmaceutical Statistics and Data Management (PSDM)
Address Egbert Biesheuvel, Danone.
Telephone +31 30 2095 000
Web Site http://www.psdm.nl
Email Address Egbert.BIESHEUVEL@danone.com
Current Chair Egbert Biesheuvel
Email Address Egbert.BIESHEUVEL@danone.com
Email Directory Contact Egbert Biesheuvel – Egbert.BIESHEUVEL@danone.com
Stefan Driessen - stefan.driessen@abbott.com
National Mother Org. Netherlands Society for Statistics and Operations Research (VVS) - Biometric section
EFSPI Council Members Egbert Biesheuvel, Stefan Driessen
Description PSDM is a working group of the Biometrics Section of the Netherlands Society for Statistics and Operations Research. lt was founded in June 1993. Its aims are to provide a forum for discussions on pharmaceutical statistics and data management, to promote professional standards and to establish a central expert body in pharmaceutical matters for contacts with Netherlands Drug Regulatory Authorities. The members of PSDM are mainly from pharmaceutical companies, but also from contract research organisations and university departments. The PSDM is a member of the International Network for Clinical Data Management Associations (INCDMA).

 


 

Sweden

Full Name (short name) Föreningen för Medicinsk Statistik (FMS)
Address Marcus Thuresson, Statisticon AB, Östra Ågatan 31, SE-753 22 Uppsala, Sweden
Telephone +46 10 130 80 24
Web Site http://statistikframjandet.se/fms/
Email Address fmsstyrelse@gmail.com
Current Chair Marcus Thuresson
Email Address marcus.thuresson@statisticon.se
Email Directory Contact fmsstyrelse@gmail.com
National Mother Org. Svenska Statistikerfrämjandet
EFSPI Council Members Magnus Kjaer (magnus.kjaer@astrazeneca.com) Mattis Gottlow (mattis.gottlow@astrazeneca.com)
Description FMS was founded in 1987 as a section of the Swedish Statistical Association. Its members are mainly from the pharmaceutical industry and university departments of statistics. The aims of FMS are to contribute to improved application of statistical methods within medical research, to provide a forum for discussion about statistical applications, mainly in the pharmaceutical industry, and to further the exchange of professional expertise among the members of the society.

 


 

Switzerland

Full Name (short name) Basel Biometric Society (BBS)
Address c/o Marisa Bacchi, PHD Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Gewerbestrasse 16 CH-4123, Allschwil, Switzerland G06.02.E15.1
Telephone +41 61 565 6427
Web Site http://www.ceb-institute.org/bbs/
Email Address marisa.bacchi@actelion.com
hans_ulrich.burger@roche.com
Current Chair Mike Branson
Email Address Michael.branson@novartis.com
Email Directory Contact Bibiana Blatna: bibiana.blatna@novartis.com
National Mother Org. Region Oesterreich-Schweiz des Internationalen Biometrischen Gesellschaft
EFSPI Council Members Marisa Bacchi, PHD, Hans Ulrich Burger
Description BBS is a section of the Austrian Swiss Region of the International Biometric Society. About half of its members work in the pharmaceutical industry. Founded in 1970, the aim of the BBS is to cater for the interests of the International Biometric Society in the Basel region and to further the contact and the exchange of professional expertise between its members.

 


 

United Kingdom

Full Name (short name) Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry (PSI)
Address PSI Secretariat, Durford Mill, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 5AZ
Telephone +44 (0)845 1800 349
Web Site http://www.psiweb.org
Email Address admin@psiweb.org
Current Chair Robert Cuffe
Email Address robert.l.cuffe@vivhealthcare.com
Email Directory Contact Membership Team: admin@psiweb.org
National Mother Org. Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry (PSI)
EFSPI Council Members Chrissie Fletcher fletcher@amgen.com
Mark Morris mmorris@conatuspharma.com
Description PSI is a non-profit organisation formed in 1977. PSI provides a forum for regular discussion of statistics and matters relating to the practice of statistics in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as promoting Good Statistical Practice within the industry. Members of PSI are statisticians working in all areas of the drug development process, including research, pre-clinical, clinical, production, quality control, marketing and market research; as well as academic statisticians, consultants and others interested in the application of Statistics within the industry. The majority of members are based in the UK.