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Current Projects

Pharmacology Education Project (PEP)

IUPHAR’s Pharmacology Education Project (PEP) is a free online learning resource. Its aims are to produce a simple, easily searchable educational resource for students (e.g., in pharmacology and other biomedical sciences such as medicine, nursing and pharmacy), and provide instructional materials for educators. It is hoped that the PEP will prove particularly useful for those in resource-poor countries or in locations where the discipline is currently less developed.

Established in April 2016, PEP now receives over 20,000 visits a month, with ~1.7 million user sessions since inception. Content is created and reviewed by an expert editorial board and welcomes contributions to any aspect of PEP that might be of value for learners.

If you are interested in contributing content, please contact us.

Directors of the PEP project, Professor Simon Maxwell (left) from University of Edinburgh (UK) and Professor John Szarek (right) from Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in Scranton (US).


Launched in 2021, this ambitious project aims to transform pharmacology education by helping students and educators to focus on the knowledge that matters. To date, the project has produced a global consensus list of core concepts of pharmacology education and defined and unpacked these core concepts. Work is now underway to develop approaches to teaching and assessing these concepts within transformative concept-based curricula. To date, over 300 pharmacology educators from 22 countries across six continents have contributed to the project.

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact

The CC project is led by Professor Paul White, Professor Clare Guilding and Dr Roisin Kelly-Laubscher.

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