Project examples

Pharmakovigilance screening

For numerous clients, we perform the pharmacovigilance screening of medical literature. This service comprises all steps prescribed by the approval authorities, from the development and maintenance of suitable research strategies to creation of reportable data and forms.

Key opinion leaders

For many companies, it is vital to come into contact with the leading scientists and opinion leaders in their fields. Pharmaceutical companies engaged in active research, e.g., are seeking the best experts – to monitor clinical studies or as advisors. With highly efficient programs and widely experienced staff members, GIMD contributes to identifying these...

Local pharmacovigilance screening

For numerous clients, GIMD performs the pharmacovigilance screening of local scientific journals in the respective language. Next to the selection of suitable publications, this service also comprises the ordering and management of subscriptions.

GIMD demand management

For clients from the pharmaceutical industry, we continuously maintain literature data bases by cataloging scientific papers according to specified keywords, using our Database software ARTIS as “computer-based follow-up.”

Data collection from sensitive materials

Our commission involved data collection from 422 CDs and 956 partially large-format music prints in different languages and scripts, among them Hebrew and Cyrillic. Collected data was entered on-line into the catalog of the Southwest German Library Network (SWB) according to RDA guidelines and linked to existing data records.

Optimation of business routines

In many business processes, such as receiving inspections or the processing of orders, there are recurring queries or requests for further information – routines which may in large part be carried out automatically.

Further development of automatic indexing processes

For sophisticated applications, especially in the area of LifeSciences, automatic [simple_tooltip content='Indexing is the process in which the essential content components of an object are described with the aid of individual designations.']indexing processes[/simple_tooltip] do not achieve the quality of manual text analysis. They may, however, be continually...

Digital directory of German song pamphlets

Our task was to process and structure song pamphlets in the catalog of the Southwest German Library Network based on PDF documents and automatically generated catalog entries according to appropriate regulations and linking to additional information.

Converting print data into XML

A scientific reference work only available in print was processed electronically, so that the information in it is now searchable and usable in a multitude of ways. A special challenge was posed by diagrams in different depths of detail (similar to a map at different scales), in which data was deposited visibly or invisibly.


For the electronic library of a major pharmaceutical concern, GIMD has been commissioned to categorize and classify e-books, and to arrange them on virtual shelves.