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 The result is that previously communicated milestones are no longer applicable – the publication of the EU Implementation Guides (EU IGs) will not take place in 2018 and industry will not be requested to start submitting the product data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
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.
On August 4, 2016, The European Medicines Agency (EMA) hosted a webinar for the industry to further the understanding of the substance, product, organization and referential (SPOR) data services and related impacts. The European Commission, the European Union (EU) Network Data Board and the EU ISO IDMP Task Force have endorsed a phased implementation of the ISO IDMP standards. This approach will allow lessons learned during each phase to be applied to subsequent phases, processes and systems to mature over time and stakeholders to gain an understanding prior to the full roll out. Read More
We all know the legislative deadline for submitting pharmacovigilance data as IDMP (Identification of Medicinal Products), is July 1st of 2016. We only have just a bit over a year time to become IDMP ready and prepare for the submission of medicinal product information. Read More