Administrative Documents

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Administrative Documents

Administrative Document is a set of specifications for application dossier, for the registration of Medicines and designed to be used across Europe, Japan and the United States. It is an internationally agreed format for the preparation of applications regarding new drugs intended to be submitted to regional regulatory authorities in participating countries. It was developed by the European Medicines Agency (EMA, Europe), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA, US) and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare(Japan). The CTD is maintained by the International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH).


The Common Technical Document is divided into five modules:

  1. Administrative and prescribing information
  2. Overview and summary of modules 3 to 5
  3. Quality (pharmaceutical documentation)
  4. Preclinical (Pharmacology/Toxicology)
  5. Clinical – efficacy (Clinical Trials)

October 23, 2015



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