Clinical trial sponsors need to:

It is also necessary that:

  • the clinical trial sponsor is registered with EMA's EudraVigilance system;
  • at least one user from the sponsor organisation has completed XEVMPD training.

Guidance is available for sponsor organisations from EMA on how to submit the required information on this page and on Clinical Trials Information System (CTIS): online training modules

On this page and supporting materials, EMA offers guidance to sponsor organisations on how to submit the required information.

The guidance covers different scenarios, for example where an investigational medicine is newly developed, where it has already been studied in a clinical trial or is already authorised in the EU. It contains instructions on the steps and systems required to complete the process.

Clinical trial application

Sponsors who want to conduct a clinical trial in the EU / EEA have to fill in a clinical trial application form in the Clinical Trials Information System

For more information on how to create a clinical trial application in CTIS, see Module 10 of the CTIS online training modules.

Data submission

For newly developed medicines that have not been studied in clinical trials before or authorised in the EU, sponsors need to submit medicine-related information into EMA’s Extended EudraVigilance medicinal product dictionary (XEVMPD).

EMA provides training for clinical trial sponsors on how to enter information into the XEVMPD in a structured, standardised format called the Extended EudraVigilance Product Report Message (XEVPRM).

These steps are needed to begin submitting data into the XEVMPD:

  • At least one user from each sponsor organisation has to complete XEVMPDtraining for clinical trial sponsors and pass a knowledge evaluation. Users can sign up for a face-to-face training or follow an e-learning course. Having passed the knowledge evaluation, they will receive a 'Notification on successful completion of the XEVMPD knowledge evaluation'.
  • The sponsor must be registered with EMA’s Organisation Management Service (OMS) to enable registration with EudraVigilance.
  • The sponsor must be registered with EudraVigilance so they can submit medicine-related data to EMA. Registration requires submitting the 'Notification on successful completion of the XEVMPD knowledge evaluation'.

Registering with EudraVigilance ensures the privacy, security, integrity, accountability and availability of submitted data. 

If the medicine has been studied in a clinical trial before, or is already authorised for the EU / EEA, other processes apply. These are described in EMA's guidance on data submission in XEVMPD.

For more information and guidance:

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