EMWA is the European Medical Writers Association, a network of professionals that represents, supports and trains medical communicators in Europe. It is a not for profit organisation that is run for its members by its members.

This website offers access to EMWA's journal Medical Writing, as well as our Freelancer and Company listing and our Jobs page advertising vacancies for both freelance and in-house medical writers and editors. If you would like more information about how to sign up to the freelancer or company list, or how to advertise your job vacancies on this website, please contact info@emwa.org.

News of interest to medical writers: EMA provides public access to clinical reports

As of today, 20 October 2016, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) gives open access to clinical reports for new medicines for human use authorised in the European Union (EU). Read the press release here: http://tinyurl.com/hx4rwcv. View redacted CSRs at: https://clinicaldata.ema.europa.eu.

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Meet over 200 colleagues at the EMWA conference in Brussels!

Have you already booked your ticket to the 43rd EMWA Conference which will be held at The Sheraton Hotel, Brussels, Belgium from 3–5 November 2016? Over 200 medical writers have already done so, and ten workshops are already full.

Don't delay, register today!

You can find all of the information you need at the dedicated conference page.

We look forward to welcoming you to Brussels!

Medical Writing issue on statistics

For many medical writers, statistics can be a challenge. But to do our jobs well, we must have at least a basic understanding of statistics and must be able to communicate and collaborate effectively with biostatisticians.

The current issue of Medical Writing, which is available online in full to members, provides a wealth of information to help get you there. This includes articles on the history of biostatistics, the proper use of statistics and especially p-values, how to understand and report meta-analyses and multivariable analyses, and how to collaborate and communicating with biostatisticians. Also included is an update of the SAMPL guidelines for reporting statistics in medical journal articles.

The issue also features an article on the difficulty of finding entry-level medical writing jobs, coupled with a new regular section, Getting Your Foot in the Door, that focus on how to make the transition to a career in medical writing.

We hope that you find the issue helpful and are continuing to enjoy our new journal format. As always, feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, or ideas at mew@emwa.org.

Happy reading!

News of interest to medical writers: ClinicalTrials.gov

EMWA members may be interested in reading the open access article from the New England Journal of Medicine titled Trial Reporting in ClinicalTrials.gov — The Final Rule. This article specifies requirements for registering certain clinical trials and submitting summary results information to ClinicalTrials.gov.

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Over 3000 CORE Reference downloads

CORE (Clarity and Openness in Reporting: E3-based) Reference is a user manual to help medical writers navigate relevant guidelines as they create clinical study report (CSR) content relevant for today’s studies. It was developed by a team of EMWA and AMWA volunteers and was launched earlier this year.

We are pleased to announce that the CORE Reference has already been downloaded over 3000 times! Congratulations to everyone involved.

Find out more at the CORE Reference dedicated website.