Category: FDA


FDA’s Draft CMC Data Elements – IDMP’s New Buddy?

On July 5, 2017, FDA (United States Food and Drug Administration) published a new document to the Federal Register titled “Pharmaceutical Quality/Chemistry Manufacturing and Controls (PQ/CMC) Data Elements and Technologies.” This is a draft document describing data structures that could take the place of much of the eCTD (Electronic Common Technical Document). Public comment is …


eCTD 4 — A Love/Hate Relationship

Joel Finkle, Director Regulatory Innovation & IDMP Strategy, ACUTA Don’t get me wrong: I definitely love eCTD 4 for all the things it’s been designed for. However, we’ve been working on it since 2005, and we’re still years away from its full implementation.  So, I thought I’d make a love and hate list to show …

ARCS, ARIM Publisher, eCTD, eCTD 4, FDA

eCTD – It’s not just a good idea, it’s the law

Joel Finkle, Director Regulatory Innovation & IDMP Strategy Note: This post appeared previously on Some of you have been following my writing for a few years; I’ve got a new home at Acuta. For others, this may be the first you’ve seen of my posts. I’ve been involved with electronic regulatory submissions since 1991 …