The word based application forms (AF) have been replaced by electronic application forms (eAF), with new possibilities like electronic data import/export, data population within the form, online access to standardised catalogue terms, built in business rule validation, and support for validation of form, etc. Implementation of mandatory use of the eAF is part of the HMA eSubmission roadmap.
The electronic forms and supporting technical documentation are available below.
Previous news can be found here.
Version 18.104.22.168 of all four electronic Application Forms (eAFs) is now available. The release v22.214.171.124 provides a major change in section 3 of the variation form by further integrating with RMS from SPOR (scopes and conditions and documentation). Some defects have been fixed in MAA human, MAA vet and renewal (H&V forms.
The new version is implemented with 3 months transitional period. Mandatory use of v126.96.36.199 will start on 16th December 2020.
More details can be found in the release notes and the updated Practical user guide for electronic Application Forms as well as the presentation on changes.
Please note that due to the major change in the variation form, data imports from older versions of the variation form will not work.
Applicants are reminded that the version of the form should not be changed during an ongoing procedure.
Please note that applicants should use Adobe Reader or Adobe Reader DC for locking the forms. Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Pro DC should not be used for filling and locking the forms as this may cause issues when the locked forms are opened/viewed by the recipient who may be using Adobe Reader/Adobe Reader DC.
Currently accepted version of forms :
As of 1.2.2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, EU law still applies to the UK during the transition period.
Version 188.8.131.52, available for use from 15th of September, Mandatory use from 16th of December 2020
Version 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11, available for use until 15th September 2020
Q & A
Multimedia webinars and training
eAF Term Request process (Updated)
Please note that you need to be registered with SPOR prior to the submission of change requests. The ‘SPOR User Registration Manual’, which provides detailed information on how to register in SPOR, can be found under the 'Document' section of the RMS portal. The user guide for managing referential and organisation data in eAF is available here.
If you need to request a new substance in order to complete an eAF, please submit a request for substance insertion with the corresponding SmPC to the EMA Service Desk portal.
If you need to request a new term (e.g. pharmaceutical form or unit of measurement) or an update of an already existing term in order to complete the eAF, please submit a request through the Referential Management Services (RMS) of the SPOR portal providing as much supporting documentation as possible (e.g. name of the product concerned, SmPC, justification for the request, etc.). The ‘RMS Web User Manual’, which provides a step-by-step guide on how to submit change requests, can be found under the 'Documents' section of the RMS portal.
The Data Exchange Standards and XML Schema Definitions published here are intended to allow software developers within other organisations to develop systems to process the electronic application form data and build equivalent systems, if required. The EMA will ensure that the latest versions of these documents are published here.
Current version of technical documents:
Technical documents for v18.104.22.168 and v22.214.171.124, available for use until 15th September 2020
For technical support, visit the EMA Service Desk portal: https://servicedesk.ema.europa.eu