Regulators’ review of a Clinical Trial Application (CTA) is, for a part, based on information about the investigational medicinal product(s) (IMP) provided by the trial sponsor.

Investigational Medicinal Product Dossier

The Investigational Medicinal Product Dossier is a document divided in four distinct sections. It provides information on (i) the quality, manufacture and control of the IMP, (ii) the non-clinical studies conducted with the IMP, (iii) the clinical use of the IMP, and (iv) the overall risk / benefit assessment of the IMP in the proposed trial.

IMPD in the European Union

An IMPD is one of the essential documents that form the CTA submitted to the EU Competent Authorities (CAs) for non-authorized IMPs. Where the IMP is subject of a marketing authorization, the Summary of Product Characteristics, complemented by additional data as necessary, could be submitted in lieu of the IMPD.

Latest Glossary Definitions

Monitoring Plan

Describes the monitoring methods, responsibilities, and requirements for the trial. It includes a brief description of the study, its objectives, and the critical data and study procedures.

The plan describes the reference policies and procedures to follow.

Project Management Plan

The purpose of this document is to define the scope of activities, outline responsibilities (define task and roles) and provide guidance on a specific project.

EUDAMED

Is the European Databank on Medical Devices. It’s a secure, web-based portal that acts as a central hive for the exchange of information between national competent authorities and the European Commission.

ISO14155

International standard addressing good clinical practice for the design, conduct, recording and reporting of clinical investigations carried out in human subjects to assess the safety or performance of medical devices for regulatory purposes.

Redaction

In relation to Policy 70, the process of permanently obscuring CCI or PPD in the clinical documentation submitted to EMA by the applicant/MAH before the documents are published. Tthe redaction should appear as a light blue box with a black 'PPD' label or as a black box with a red 'CCI' label.

Protection of personal data (PPD)

In relation to Policy 70, “Personal data” is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identification number or to one or more factors specific to his

Informed Consent Form (ICF)

Patients, and/or in specific circumstances their legally designated representative(s), are requested to give written consent before participating in a clinical trial.

Lay person summary (of a clinical trial)

The EU Clinical Trials Regulation 536/2014 (Article 37) requires sponsors to provide summary results of clinical trials in a format understandable to laypersons. These lay person summaries will be made available in the EU Portal and Database.

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