Nowadays the word “scan” is a bad word. Scanned documents are more difficult to read and often the quality is lower. Further, scanned documents do not allow search or copy and paste text. During an electronic review, the ability to search and cut and paste text are very useful. Sponsors are reporting more and more rejections if scanned documents are submitted.
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When selecting a system for cross-department viewing of eCTD submissions, as well as archiving, here are some important points you’ll want to give proper attention.
The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) appears ready to proceed with a pilot program that will pave the way for full adoption of eCTD submissions.
The CDER Small Business Assistance Program recently posted a web-based training course on electronic submission in eCTD format. The primary goal and purpose of CDER’s training is to encourage sponsors to submit in eCTD format. The training explains the FDA’s policies and practices regarding electronic submissions and provides sponsors with the fundamental information needed to submit new and transition old applications to...