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Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs: EU Variations Procedure (PRA022)

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Duration: 2 hours, Online (the average time to complete the training program, including final assessments).
Credits Hours: 2
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Enrollment Period: 3 months.
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BioPharma Institute LogoTraining Program: Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs: EU Variations Procedure
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Description: Online training with immediate access upon enrollment. BioPharma Institute ReviewsRegulatory authorities must approve any variation to the terms of a marketing authorization. Common approaches are adopted within the European Economic Area to variations to licenses approved through the Centralized, Decentralized or Mutual Recognition Procedures. For national licenses, each country applies its legislation and guidelines. This online course details the legislation and classifications for variations and will enable the learner to submit variations applications for products authorized through any of the three multinational procedures. It describes how to identify the type of application required, the procedures to follow, the timelines, and the data required for a submission.
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: EU Variations Procedure course is found in the following professional certification program(s):


Defining variations: This session identifies and describes the three main types of EU variations.

Determining variation types: This session looks at the reasons for variations and the applicable EU regulations.

General procedural aspects: This session looks at the documentation that has to be submitted with variation applications and also describes an urgent safety restriction.

Applying for variations to CP authorizations: This session describes the processes required to submit each of the three types of variations for products approved through the Centralized Procedure.

Applying for variations to MRP authorizations: This session describes the processes required to submit each of the three types of variations for products approved through the Mutual Recognition or Decentralized Procedure, including the role of the EudraTrack system.

Case study: This part consists of a case study requiring the learner to determine the correct variation submission route and data requirements and also understand the consequences of making mistakes during the submission process.

Key point summary: Key point summary for all topics covered in The course. Ideal for a refresher or consolidation of learning points.


Students completing this course should be able to: Define the concept of variations as applied to postmarketing regulatory activity in the EU. Identify which type of variation is appropriate for the change being proposed. Identify the data required to support the variation being made. Describe how to prepare and submit variation applications for products authorized through the EU Centralized, Decentralized or Mutual Recognition Procedures.

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