The PSUR repository is a single, central platform for PSURs and related documents to be used by all regulatory authorities and pharmaceutical companies in the EU. The PSUR Repository provides an important simplification for marketing authorisation holders allowing them to send all PSURs and related submissions to a single recipient. It also facilitates the assessment by ensuring that NCAs, EMA and its scientific committees have timely and secure access to all relevant documents. The PSUR Repository was introduced by the EU pharmacovigilance legislation to facilitate the exchange of information on the safety of authorised medicines between regulators and pharmaceutical companies and it supports both the PSUR Single Assessment Procedure (PSUSA), as governed by the EURD list, as well as the pure NAP procedures where the active substance(s) are outside of the EURD list.
The use of the PSUR Repository is mandatory as of 13 June 2016. All PSURs for products authorised in Europe must now be submitted to the PSUR Repository (PSURs for products authorised under Art. 58 are excluded). There should be no PSUR submissions directly to the National Competent Authorities from 13 June 2016 onwards.
PSUR submissions to the Repository are made using the eSubmission Gateway/Web Client with the use of an XML delivery file. The delivery files are used to provide required metadata allowing the EMA to process the submissions. You can find the link to the tool to create the delivery file here. The XML delivery file must be included within the submission package (i.e. in the relevant ZIP file).
It is essential that all MAHs, who have not previously used the eSubmission Gateway / Web Client, register to use the eSubmission Gateway as soon as possible using the online registration form. Guidance on how to register can be found from the eSubmission Gateway and Web Client online registration guidance document. Existing eSubmission Gateway/Web Client users do not need to re-register.
The PSUR Repository will be impacted by essential maintenance to SPOR data services between Saturday and Sunday, 10-11 March 2018 for industry users sending non-EU single assessment PSURs and for NCA users performing searches in the non-EU single assessment area of the PSUR Repository. Additionally, on the PSUSA module, the search attribute ‘MA authorisation type’ will also be unavailable during this period. Other searches will be unaffected
MAHs should please note that if you have submission deadline for non-EU single assessment PSUR on Friday 9 March, you may wish to submit the PSUR prior to the submission deadline to avoid the downtime.
Essential maintenance to computer applications PSUR and Gateway File Handler will be affected between 07:00 and 08:00 on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 due to essential maintenance to EMA’s computer systems.
* Presentations and webinars have been developed during the transitional period, prior to the mandatory use of the system and may refer to national submission requirements. All users should note that the use of the PSUR Repository is now mandatory and all PSURs must be submitted to the PSUR Repository only. The national submission requirements no longer apply. PSURs submitted directly to National Competent Authorities only will be excluded from the PSUR assessment procedure.
PSUR Repository user registration form for NCA users