As of June 30, 2016, the IMEDS Research Lab will be suspended for the remainder of the year until further notice.

Thank you for your support. For additional information or questions about this update, or to learn more about other areas of the IMEDS program, please contact

IMEDS Seeking Nominations for Open Positions on the IMEDS Steering Committee - August 2015
IMEDS Steering Committee

Responsibilities: To provide programmatic oversight (e.g., advise on strategic direction, integration with the community; provide input to the IMEDS program budgets and activities).

Open positions:

Provider/Clinician Representative (1)
Consumer Advocate Representative (1)

For more information, click here.

Nominations deadline: Thursday, October 1, 2015.

Request for Proposal Notice - April 2015 (Application closed)
The Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA is releasing two Request for Proposals. These two requests are for work relating to two of the projects outlined in the 2015 IMEDS-Methods Research Agenda:

PROMPT Assessment RFP (RUF-IMEDS-FP_0004): The Prospective Routine Observational Monitoring Program Tools (PROMPT) provides semi-automated routine surveillance by applying general tools with minor adaptations to address a specific product. This request is for investigators to propose and carry out evaluations of PROMPT.

Proposal Release Date: April 10, 2015
Proposal Deadline: Friday, June 10, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. ET

Center of Excellence for Monitoring Research on Bias in Research using Electronic Health Data RFP (RUF-IMEDS-FP_0003): IMEDS proposes to enter into collaboration with an academic center that could serve as a Center of Excellence for annually collating and summarizing research at the intersection of data analysis and medical data generation, particularly as these pertain to the evaluation of safety and effectiveness of medical products.

Proposal Release Date: April 10, 2015
Proposal Deadline: Friday, June 10, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. ET
*Note: Minor revision made to this RFP on April 21, 2015

2015 IMEDS-Methods Research Agenda - February 2015
The IMEDS-Methods Research Agenda is arrived at through an iterative process that integrates knowledge and priorities solicited from the FDA, the IMEDS Scientific Advisory Committee and Steering Committee, commercial and academic stakeholders, and the public. The updated research agenda for 2015 was formulated to build on the successes achieved during 2014, and to reflect the goals and priorities articulated by stakeholder groups.

The 2015 IMEDS-Methods Research Agenda can be found here.

IMEDS Program Update - December 2014
Download the IMEDS Program Update - December 2014. This update includes a status of the IMEDS program including the research agenda work and an update on the IMEDS-Evaluation Pilot Project.