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Jim Nichols

ICH’s Value to Regulatory

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The International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) is unique in bringing together the regulatory authorities and pharmaceutical industry to discuss scientific and technical aspects of drug registration. Since its inception in 1990, ICH has gradually evolved, to respond to the increasingly global face of drug development. ICH’s mission is to achieve greater harmonisation worldwide to ensure that safe, effective, and high-quality medicines are developed and registered in the most resource-efficient manner. Read More

The Challenge with EMA’s Changing Timelines for IDMP

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A combination of factors has resulted in the shifting timeline of EMA’s implementation of the IDMP data collection. One factor is the pending relocation of EMA due to Brexit. Additional factors include the experience gained from implementation of RMS and OMS projects and the delivery method of the P&SMS project to engage the stakeholders. The result is that previously communicated milestones are no longer applicable – the publication of the EU Implementation Guides (EU IGs) will not  take place in 2018 and industry will not be requested to start submitting the product data in a new format in 2019. Read More

SPOR Blog July 2017

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EMA will invite industry stakeholders to begin registering their super users and start using the RMS and OMS from October 2017.

Until the registration begins (October) industry stakeholders can view and search public data as guest users. In case of RMS, guest users can view public lists and for OMS, all content can be viewed. The OMS dictionary (list of organizations with associated physical locations) currently only includes NCA organization data and the dictionary will gradually be expanded with new data. Read More

*new SPOR Update

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UPDATE (23.06.2017)

On the 20th of June 2017, EMA provided new information to the Industry Change Liaisons as a part of their information cascade.

EMA has formally approved the P&SMS Iteration 1 project covering IDMP compatible authorized Human and Veterinary Products and Substances Management Services and it is underway. Read More

IDMP Update

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News and updates from the SPOR Task Force Meeting held on 10 March 2017. As previously communicated, OMS and RMS UAT has been kicked off this week and is still expected to go live for the end of May 2017 and the PMS and SMS go-live is still targeted for mid-2019. The good news is this: new efforts are now in place to build out timelines related to the various approval/project steps and the development and finalization of the EU guidance. The intended benefit of this more formalized project management approach is to ensure that the guidances are developed in a way that meets the requirements in terms of technical components and support for overall processes.

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