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To facilitate the submission of regulatory information concerning marketing authorisations application for medicinal products to National Competent Authorities and EMA as well as to streamline the business process, standards for electronic submissions have been developed.

For human medicinal products, the International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) developed an electronic exchange standard called electronic Common Technical Document (eCTD). This standard is based on “M4: The Common Technical Document (CTD)” in its various parts.

The current electronic version was developed by the eCTD Implementation Working Group and released as version 3.2 in February 2004. The European Union applies the eCTD Specification in the European region and has completed it with the European Module 1.

Preparation of the next major version (version 4.0) is now ongoing within the ICH.

For more information, please refer to the eCTD v.3.2, eCTD EU M1 specification and eCTD v.4.0 webpages.

For veterinary medicinal products, a specific EU standard, Veterinary Non-eCTD electronic Submissions (VNeeS), that is based on the EU Notice to Applicants format for veterinary applications, has been developed.
For more information, please refer to the Veterinary eSubmission webpage.

The EU standards and related guidance documents are developed and maintained by the different key user groups and approved by the eSubmission expert group before publication.

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Please note that from 1 January 2020, the Formatted Table Template will no longer be maintained by EMA.

The use of the XML delivery files is mandatory and the users are required to fill in all the submission attributes correctly through the eSubmission Delivery File UI since all attributes in the delivery file are used to support important searches in the Common Repository.

The delivery file must be attached to the submission when it is sent via the eSubmission Gateway or the Web Client.

The use of XML delivery files also supports the EMA internal processes by significantly reducing the time required for receiving, processing and validating incoming applications and it ensures continuous and immediate access to up-to-date dossiers for internal and network users.

Please note that below mentioned fields are crucial and must be filled in correctly:

  • Customer reference (Purchase order information) for all relevant fee related submissions
  • Related procedure number for all submissions that already have a procedure number assigned
  • RMP version number where applicable
  • Withdrawal information for consolidating sequence unit type.

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