PSI is a non-profit organisation formed in 1977 which provides a forum for regular discussion of statistics and issues relating to the practice of statistics in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as promoting good statistical practice within the industry.

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run by our membership through a network of committees and special interest groups

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best statistical practice to our members and promote the value of statistics to the external world

Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry
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Latest News


  • Stats Excellence in the Pharmaceutical Industry award 2017

    We are very pleased to announce that the winner of the 2017 Statistical Excellence in the Pharmaceutical Industry Award goes to Dr Michael O’Kelly, principal scientific advisor at QuintilesIMS.
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  • PSI Conference - Winners of this year's Poster Prize

    The 2017 PSI conference was held in London last week with a record attendance and fantastic scientific content. For those of you who missed the Close of the Conference, Anna Berglind from AstraZeneca presented the winners of this year's Poster Prize. We had 53 posters, and the quality of posters was very high.
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EventsFuture Events


  • Patient Engagement in Clinical Trials Webinar - Dates: 13 – 13 Jun, 2017

    Following on from the successful and thought-provoking presentation at last year’s PSI conference by Paul Wicks from PatientsLikeMe, this webinar will continue to explore the ways in which patients are influencing the design of new clinical trials.
  • BBS / PSI One-day Event on Cancer Immunotherapy - Dates: 15 Jun, 2017

    This joint Basel Biometric Society / PSI one day meeting will present an overview of the science and potential statistical challenges across a range of topics covering early and late phases of development, regulatory and health technology assessments.
  • PSI One Day Meeting: Career Young Statisticians - Dates: 19 – 19 Jun, 2017

    The aim of this meeting is to provide a relaxed environment for career young statisticians where they can present and discuss various statistical topics and interact/network with other statisticians in similar positions to themselves.
  • PSI Webinar: Data Sharing and Data Privacy - what every statistician needs to know - Dates: 21 – 21 Jun, 2017

    The intent of this webinar is to provide an outline to pharmaceutical statisticians of key issues and concepts everyone dealing with and sharing patient level data should be aware of.
  • Estimating Sample Sizes in Clinical Trials - Dates: 28 – 29 Jun, 2017

    The three most important aspects of a clinical trial are: design, design and design. A sample size estimate is just one aspect of a clinical study design. The course describes calculations for sample size estimation in the design of clinical trials. It will be highlighted how the objectives of a clinical trial will impact on sample size calculations. The course is a practical course and all methods will be illustrated with examples and case studies.
  • YSS Statistical Showcase 2017 - Dates: 30 Jun, 2017

    This year's event will be held on Friday 30th June, 10am - 7pm, near to the RSS headquarters in Erroll Street, London.
  • PSI Webinar: IMI PREFER - Patient preferences: why, how and when - Dates: 21 Sep, 2017

    Join us for a PSI Webinar on IMI PREFER - Patient preferences: why, how and when on Thursday 21st September at 11:00 EST / 15:00 GMT.
  • Improving Influence and Increasing Impact: Essential Skills for Industry Statisticians - Dates: 21 – 21 Sep, 2017

    This course will lead participants, in a non-threatening and encouraging atmosphere, through the process of understanding their own strengths and weaknesses and what this means when working as a strategic partner or as part of a larger team. It will include workshops to practice the skills and behaviours discussed.
  • Introduction To Industry Training Course 2017 - Dates: 01 Oct, 2017 – 31 Jul, 2018

    AIM: To describe the drug development process from research right through to research, toxicology, data management & role of the CRO, clinical trials, product development & manufacture and marketing.