Name and Organisational Changes at ICH

For 25 years we’ve known ICH to be the International Conference on Harmonisation. That, however, is no longer the case! Since October 2015, ICH is officially called the International Council for Harmonisation. A strategic name change that does not change the abbreviation, however does mark the organisational changes1 that have happened within the organisation.

ICH has, in it’s 25 year existence, developed over 60 Guidelines on Quality, Safety, Efficacy and Multidisciplinary topics, in addition to products including Electronic Standards for the Transfer of Regulatory Information (ESTRI), the Common Technical Document (CTD & eCTD), and the Medical Dictionary for Regulatory Activities (MedDRA).

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