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Content Production Process

EUPATI’s content development builds on the strength of EUPATI as a multi-stakeholder initiative, bringing together different perspectives around medicines and health technologies R&D. In line with this approach, representatives from patient organisations, academia, industry, medtech, digital sector, regulatory affairs, HTA bodies, health care provision and any other relevant areas are included in the content development process.  

EUPATI stands for quality, ensuring transparency, accessibility and factual accuracy. The expertise and insights from EUPATI Sustaining Partners, members of the network and external advisors are supported by qualitative and quantitative research as well as a systematic literature review conducted by EUPATI prior to content production. EUPATI has also established an independent Advisory Committee with regulatory, ethics and HTA expertise.

The approach is participatory and collaborative co-designed, with patient perspective in the focus. The guiding principles for all content development are quality, transparency, accessibility, factual accuracy, neutrality, and readability. EUPATI aims to develop content based on the latest research and scientific literature as well as on the knowledge and expertise of all stakeholders involved in the process. 

In combining this collective knowledge, EUPATI has been able to produce a high-quality product which encompasses more than 4.000 content items to date. All content is written by experts coming from different backgrounds, who have worked within the subject area. It is then checked by further experts who come from a different background working for a different stakeholder group. For example, content written by a clinical researcher in industry would be checked by an academic or patient expert. To check for factual accuracy, transparency, neutrality, and readability the content is reviewed by independent experts, EUPATI Fellows, medical writers and the multi-stakeholder EUPATI Editorial Board.

All EUPATI content is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license, with the exception of fee-for-service training materials.

Please see more detail in the downloadable content creation process description and guidelines for authors below.

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