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Latest Glossary Definitions

Post-Authorization Safety Study (PASS)

A Post-Authorization Safety Study (PASS) is a study performed after the marketing authorization and aiming principally to further evaluate the safety of the medicinal product or to measure the effectiveness of risk-management.

Post-Authorization Efficacy Study (PAES)

A Post-Authorization Efficacy Study (PAES) is a study performed after the marketing authorization and aiming principally to further evaluate the efficacy of the medicinal product.

Patient Information Leaflet (PIL)

Patients invited to participate in a clinical trial (=subjects), and/or in specific circumstances their legally designated representative(s), shall be fully informed about the clinical trial in order to make an informed decision regarding their participation.

Voluntary Harmonization Procedure (VHP)

When a sponsor wishes to carry out a clinical trial in two or more EU member states, they can choose to go through the Voluntary Harmonization Procedure (VHP) as an alternative to the classical separate Clinical Trial Application to each Competent Authority.

EudraCT form

A harmonized application form is used for clinical trial applications across the European Union.

Investigator's Brochure

Investigators need to be provided with information about the investigational medicinal product (IMP) data, in order to facilitate their understanding of the rationale for, and their compliance with, key features of a clinical trial protocol.

Case Report Form (CRF)

Data collected in the frame of a clinical trial must be recorded in order to ensure that the protocol is complied with and as a basis for the analysis of the study results.

Early Dialogues Working Party (EDWP)

The Early Dialogues Working Party (EDWP) is a standing committee established by EUnetHTA to ensure robust high-quality HTA outputs. All EDWP members will participate in procedures selected for Consolidated Parallel Consultation.

Parallel Consultation (PC)

It refers to the parallel consultation between European Network for Health Technology Assessment (EUnetHTA) and the European Medicines Agency (

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