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Essentials and Overview of the Regulatory Framework in Europe

An ideal course for anyone looking to gain an overview of the European regulatory system for human medicines, including the legistlative processes and European networks.



The course will give an overview of the European regulatory system for human medicines, including the legislative processes and European networks, the different routes for obtaining a licence for the European market, the centralised, the decentralised and the mutual recognition procedures, and the national procedures. Different steps and timelines for the various procedures will be covered. An introduction to pharmacovigilance, variations and renewals will be given in the context of the lifecycle. In addition, the specific European procedures for orphan drugs, paediatrics, advanced therapies and combination products will be discussed.

The course will cover the current registration systems available for approval of human medicinal products:

  • Regulation EC726/2004 on the centralised procedure, including specific marketing authorisations and the European Medicines Agency
  • Directive 2001/83/EC ‘the Community Code’ on the Mutual Recognition Procedures

A case study will enable participants to apply the freshly gained knowledge into their daily practice.

This is a hands-on course.
It is necessary that you bring your laptop/electronic device with you.


What participants from previous courses say:

"Great course for professionals with basic knowledge of regulatory legislation and procedures."
"The course offers you a short overview of regulatory system on a professional level."
"The training course was very educational on different fields of regulatory."
"I have achieved a lot of useful knowledge."


What you will learn

  • The European Regulatory Framework
  • EU Affairs
  • Marketing Authorisation for Human Medicinal products in the EU
  • Lifecycle Management


Who should attend?

Professionals with 1-2 years' experience in regulatory affairs, project management and product development.

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the European Regulatory Framework and registration procedures
  • Describe the concepts of marketing authorisation and regulatory data protection
  • Discuss the key issues that impact the choice of the registration procedure
  • Describe the lifecycle management

Participants will complete an online knowledge check at the end of the course to ensure learning objectives are attained.


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  • Focus
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  • Convenience
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