This forum was initially three separate DIA meetings: EDM (Electronic Document Management), ERS (Electronic Regulatory Submissions), and RIM (Regulatory Information Management), each with their own unique histories. In 2015, those three meetings were combined into one forum in an effort to represent the end-to-end process of managing regulatory submissions and documents. The response to this approach has been incredibly positive with record attendance in 2016, as it serves as the premier place for the discussion of emerging operational standards, best practices, and the processes for submission, creation, and maximum use of regulatory information. The forum continues to explore information generated along the drug development continuum life cycle and alignment to ever evolving regulatory and electronic standards.
The RIM Business focused track provides the opportunity to interact and share experiences related to processes for obtaining and managing regulatory information and the organizational impact, as well as gain a greater understanding of key issues shaping the global regulatory environment. The RIM Technology track will focus on standards related to submission of regulatory information, the tools necessary to effectively manage the information, and associated implementation experiences and lessons learned. The traditional ERS and EDM tracks will focus on emerging trends and best practices in regulatory submissions and electronic document management life cycle, respectively.