About the development of the MRS network
The scale was developed and validated over the years from a research network of many institutions such as Organon Germany, Infratest Munich, Universities of Muenster and Berlin, ZEG Berlin, for example.
ZEG - The Berlin Center for Epidemiology and Health Research (ZEG) was founded as independent research institute in 1990 - at that time as a joint venture with Infratest Germany, which became part of a internationally operating
company ( www.tns-infratest.com ). TNS is one of the world's leading market information groups with offices operating in 70 countries ( www.tnsglobal.com ).
ZEG Berlin has an expertise in developing research tools for surveys, planning and executing pharmacoepidemiological studies and is vastly experienced in international surveys, cohort studies as well as population and hospital based case-control studies in the field of drug safety ( see also www.drug-safety-net.com ).
(Prof. Dr. Lothar A.J. Heinemann see also Contact )
Research and International implementation of the MRS scale
Several institutions and companies were or are involved in research and application