Uppsala Monitoring Centre (UMC) is an independent, non-profit foundation and a centre for international service and scientific research. We are dedicated to promoting safer use of medicines for patients everywhere, using the science of pharmacovigilance to explore and understand the risks and benefits of medicines.

UMC was established in Uppsala, Sweden in 1978 as the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for International Drug Monitoring. UMC operates the technical and scientific aspects of the WHO’s worldwide pharmacovigilance network.