CHMP: Working parties and other groups

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) establishes a number of working parties at the beginning of each three-year mandate. Most working parties operate under the governance of a domain. These working parties have expertise in a particular scientific field, and are composed of members selected from the list of European experts maintained by the Agency.

The CHMP consults its working parties on scientific issues relating to their particular field of expertise, and delegates certain tasks to them in the context of the scientific evaluation of marketing authorisation applications or drafting and revision of scientific guidance documents.

Working parties can be supported by operational expert groups (OEGs), temporary drafting groups (tDGs) and European specialised expert communities (ESECs). 

For more information, see: 

Working parties and groups within domains

Other working parties and associated groups

These groups provide expertise in their respective areas. The CHMP consults these groups and delegates to them certain tasks associated with marketing authorisations, applications, and the drafting and revision of guidance documents.

The CHMP is further supported by the work of the good manufacturing practice (GMP), good clinical practice (GCP) and good laboratory practice (GLP) inspection services groups. Information on their role is available under Compliance: Overview.

Retired working parties and associated groups

The following working parties and other groups have been retired and are no longer constituted:

  • Gastroenterology Drafting Group
  • Respiratory Drafting Group
  • Radiopharmaceutical Drafting Group 

Recently established working parties and other associated groups have taken over certain activities of retired working parties and other groups, as follows:

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