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German RECs Seek to Simplify NIS Approval

Germany – Professional Advice under Section 15 BO Ärzte: Speeding up the Process for Non-Interventional Studies? Author: Mark Heinemann, Principal Regulatory Advisor, CHCUK Consulting German Ethics Committees (ECs) make an important step towards the simplification of the ethical evaluation of Non-Interventional Studies (NIS). A number of University and State Medical Association Ethics Committees take part […]

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Non-Interventional Studies – What is the Biggest Challenge?

Non-Interventional Studies… Q. What is the Biggest Challenge? A. Working out the regulatory requirements for your study! Finding out what’s needed to run a non-interventional study shouldn’t be difficult, but it is! We’ve taken the pain out of that process by collecting the relevant information per country and per study type and captured this in […]

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6th Revision of the ENCePP Guide on Methodological Standards in Pharmacoepidemiology – July 2017

The 6th revision of the ENCePP Methods Guide is now available on the ENCePP website and includes revisions, amendments and new references in all the chapters. Revisions were performed by the authors, in collaboration with the editorial group. External comments received were also considered. Due to developments in some areas or need for restructuring and […]

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RWE – What are the Opportunities across the product life cycle?

What are the real-world evidence tools and how can they support decision making? EMA-EuropaBio Info Day – 22nd November 2016 Dr Alison Cave, Principal Scientific Administrator, Pharmacovigilance and Epidemiology Department, EMA [View Slide Deck…] RWE – What are the Opportunities across the product life cycle? Medicines Development Population-based databases to characterize frequency and distribution of […]

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Germany – Impact of Amendment of the German Drug Act on NIS

The German Bundestag adopts Fourth Act on the Amendment of the German Drug Act and Other Provisions Author: Mark Heinemann, Princpal Regulatory Consultant, RWE and Insights, inVentiv Health The 4th law on the amendment of the German Drug Act came into force on December 24, 2016 (G. v. 20.12.2016 BGBl. I S. 3048 (Nr. 63)). […]

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Research Involving Human Beings in France – Impact on NIS

Author: Mark Heinemann, Princpal Regulatory Consultant, RWE and Insights, inVentiv Health An important modification of the French research law framework occurred in November 2016 with the coming into force of decree No. 2016-1537.  The law describes the modalities for research involving humans and eventually adds ‘non-interventional research’ to the research law framework. The most recent […]

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ICH Reflection on “GCP Renovation”: Modernization of ICH E8 and Subsequent Renovation of ICH E6

ICH is inviting public review and comment on a reflection paper on Good Clinical Practice (GCP) “Renovation”, which contains the ICH proposal for further modernization of the ICH Guidelines related to clinical trial design, planning, management, and conduct. The scope of the proposed renovation includes the current E8 General Considerations for Clinical Trials and further […]

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France – Changes in Approval Requirements for NIS

Guest Contributor – Mark Heinemann, Principal Regulatory Specialist, Late Stage, InVentiv Health Clinical   The French Ministry of Research and Higher Education (MESR) informs in a recent update of its website (https://appliweb.dgri.education.fr/appli_web/codecoh/IdentCodec.jsp) of the modification of the declaration and authorization procedures for the preparation and / or storage of human biological samples for research purposes. […]

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