The LORENZ implementation team was on-site at the USFDA headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland between April 30 and May 4, 2018, to discuss the implementation process and to begin the training of agency personnel in LORENZ solutions within its RIM portfolio.
When eCTD was introduced more than a decade ago, the implementation of a new Submission Management Solution (SMS) was primarily a technical challenge and an adventure. Tool vendors were focused on creating submissions using documents from Document Management Solution(s) (DMS) and then publishing eCTD sequences compliant with agency specifications. From a process perspective, this was a new clean step without technical connections to the legacy – either paper or electronic submission of other formats. Project work on legacy submission migration was not needed.
The presentation “Which comes first: Regulatory Information Management (RIM) or ISO Identification of Medicinal Products (IDMP)?” was given by Deborah Cooper, Vice President Consulting at GENPACT Pharmalink, at LORENZ userBridge.15 in Vienna, Austria.
In her presentation, Deborah Cooper discussed the impact of the ISO IDMP Implementation Roadmap on RIM strategies and presented the GENPACT IDMP readiness assessment for customers.
The ISO IDMP Standard and Iterative Implementation Roadmap
Based on EU Commission Implementing Regulation No 520/2012 (articles 25 and 26), the EMA is in the process of implementing the five ISO standards for IDMP (ISO 11238, 11239, 11240, 11615 and 11616). This should simplify the exchange of information between regulatory authorities, enhancing the interoperability of systems at EU level and internationally. 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.
With the release of version 3.3 of its eCTD Module 1 specifications, the US FDA has enabled industry to streamline eSubmission processes. With these new features come added complexity that must be mastered to take full advantage of upgraded functionality. Join us at the inaugural LORENZlink RIM conference on April 4 – 5, 2016 in Scottsdale, AZ, for a detailed discussion of changes and lessons learned to ensure a successful transition to the new Module 1. You will learn about:
- FDA experience with the new Module 1 including common validation errors
- Considerations and best practices for transition
- When and why grouped submissions make sense
- Tips for preparing and submitting Promotional Labeling and Advertising in eCTD format
- Updates on US FDA’s upcoming eCTD mandate