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Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs: Preparing Submissions in the Common Technical Document (CTD) Form (PRA003)

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Description: Online training with immediate access upon enrollment. BioPharma Institute ReviewsThe CTD is the mandatory format for regulatory submissions in the European Union, Japan, Canada and Australia and strongly recommended in the USA. It is accepted widely elsewhere. This online course explains the rationale for the CTD and provides detailed guidance on its structure and format. Related documents such as Drug Master Files and Certificates of Suitability are also dealt with.
Certification Requirements: Students must view the entire program and successfully pass an online, multiple-choice final assessment with >80% passing grade within a 90 day period of time (180 days for Professional Certification Programs). Certificate is accessible in PDF format immediately after satisfying requirements.

The Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs: Preparing Submissions in the Common Technical Document (CTD) Form course is found in the following professional certification program(s):

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Regulatory Approval and the CTD: This part explains the rationale for the CTD, including information on the ICH and EU, US and Japanese regulatory authorities. It also gives information on full and abridged/abbreviated applications.

Use of the CTD: This part explains the format, data requirements and limitations of the CTD, differences between the EU and USA and how to get guidance from the ICH, US, EU and Japanese regulatory authorities. Information is also provided on drug master files, certification of suitability, formatting and updating the dossier.

Structure of the CTD: This part explains what should be included in the five courses of the CTD from an EU, US and Australian perspective.

Conversion of other Formats to CTD: Two tools are provided to assist with obtaining CTD section codes and headings from the old EU NTA format and US FDA NDA format.


Students completing this course should be able to: Describe the structure and format of the CTD and appreciate the rationale for it. Explain how to prepare submissions to regulatory authorities in all countries or regions where the CTD format is mandatory, recommended or accepted. Understand the differences between EU and US requirements and how to get guidance from the ICH and other regulatory authorities. Specify how to convert EU NTA and US FDA NDA formats to CTD section codes and headings.

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