Automated databases are computerized databases containing medical care data. It is a potential data sources for pharmacoepidemiologic studies that can often meet the need for a cost‐effective and efficient means of conducting postmarketing studies. The ideal database would include records from Inpatient and outpatient care, Emergency care, Mental health care, All laboratory and radiological tests, All prescribed and over-the-counter medications and Alternative therapies. The population covered by the database would be large enough to permit discovery of rare events for the drug(s) in question, and the population would be stable over its lifetime. Automated databases allows the study of infrequent drug effects and their longer follow-up times and representativeness, in terms of routine clinical practice, make it possible to study real-world effectiveness, safety and utilization patterns. Pharmacovigilance Journal discusses the latest research innovations and important developments in this field. Pharmacovigilance Journal is interested in the special fields related to the topics of this Journal.