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Filing eCTD Submissions Training Course

This intensive one-day course will provide an overview of eCTD submissions and clarify the main components required for a successful submission.

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  • Format: Bespoke training
  • CPD: 6 hours for your records (depending on your requirements)
  • Certificate of completion

Course overview

The eCTD (electronic Common Technical Document) is now mandatory for submissions in the EU and global regulatory agencies are also moving towards the eCTD as a standard submission process.

This intensive one-day course will provide an overview of eCTD submissions and clarify the main components required for a successful submission. The expert speakers will share their practical experiences of the eCTD and discuss how to implement efficient processes to build and publish submissions in both the EU and US. You will consider the eCTD validation criteria and how to prepare for these in your submissions as well as discuss life cycle management. An interactive case study session will explore eCTD submission challenges and logistics and help consolidate learning.

Benefits of attending:
  • Clarify the main components of the eCTD
  • Learn how to implement efficient processes to build, publish and deliver regulatory eCTD submissions
  • Discuss practical experiences of eCTD submissions in the EU and US
  • Consider life cycle management for eCTD submissions

Who should attend?

The course will be beneficial to regulatory professionals involved in the preparation of electronic submissions. It will also be of interest to anyone responsible for providing content for the eCTD or who wants to understand the eCTD better.

The Filing eCTD Submissions course will cover:

Introduction and overview of the eCTD

  • The global regulatory framework

The benefits of using MS Word template

  • Demonstration of template

What are the main components of the eCTD?

  • Metadata
  • Documents
  • XML backbone

Life cycle management for eCTD submission

  • Granularity considerations
  • Combining documents
  • Use of operators

Review of eCTD validation criteria

  • Considerations (inherit zoom, filenames, node extensions etc)
  • How to prepare for these (to prevent validation issues)

Practical experiences of submitting eCTDs

  • Experiences submitting in EU
  • Experiences submitting in US

Live demo

Publish, compile and submit an eCTD sequence

Considerations for outsourcing

  • Why outsource eCTD vs in-house?
  • How to select the right eCTD partner
  • Best practices for an outsourcing process

Justin Bailey

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Jasbir Chohan

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United Kingdom

  • Alliance Pharma plc and Alliance Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Jenson R+ Ltd
  • JensonR+ Ltd
  • Kalvista Pharmaceuticals
  • McDonough Clinical Research Ltd
  • Subiaco Associates Ltd
  • Torbay & South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, trading as Torbay Pharmaceuticals


  • Novo Nordisk Pharmatech
  • Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S
  • Oresund Pharma ApS


  • EMA
  • European Medicines Agency


  • Veeva Systems


  • Gamida-cell


  • SIFI S.p.A.

Korea, Republic Of

  • AJOU University


  • Faes Farma


  • Vifor Pharma Switzerland

Run Filing eCTD Submissions Bespoke training for your team

1 day

Typical duration

Pricing from:

  • GBP 450
  • Per attendee
  • Course tailored to your requirements
  • At your choice of location, or online


We can customise this course to your requirements and deliver it on an in-house basis for any number of your staff or colleagues.

Contact our in-house training expert Aleksandra Beer to discuss your requirements:

Multiple colleagues? See above for details of our discounts for 2, 3, or 4 delegates. For more, talk to one of our training experts to discuss how to:

Run this course conveniently and cost-effectively in-house for your staff and colleagues

Aleksandra BEER
Training expert

+44 (0)20 7749 4749