|International Conference on Harmonisation
of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals
for Human Use
Welcome to the Official Web Site for ICH
The International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) is a unique project that brings together the regulatory authorities of Europe, Japan and the United States and experts from the pharmaceutical industry in the three regions to discuss scientific and technical aspects of product registration.
The purpose is to make recommendations on ways to achieve greater harmonisation in the interpretation and application of technical guidelines and requirements for product registration in order to reduce or obviate the need to duplicate the testing carried out during the research and development of new medicines. The objective of such harmonisation is a more economical use of human, animal and material resources, and the elimination of unnecessary delay in the global development and availability of new medicines whilst maintaining safeguards on quality, safety and efficacy, and regulatory obligations to protect public health. This Mission is embodied in the Terms of Reference of ICH.
|Structure of ICH|
|ICH Steering Committee and Expert Working Groups|
|ICH Process for Harmonisation of Guidelines|
|ICH Topics and Guidelines|
|ICH 4 : Closing Report of the ICH4 Meeting in Brussels, 16-18 July 1997|
|ICH News MSSO Appointed for MedDRA
|The History and Future of ICH|
The ICH Secretariat can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tel: +41 (22) 340 1200, Telefax: +41 (22) 345 8275