The very first article was posted to theectdsummit.com nearly 8 years ago, on January 30, 2008. Since that time, we have published a total of 187 articles.
Whether you’re consuming information or publishing it, the world of online content is much different today.
Many people prefer to access information on their phones at all hours in every imaginable setting. One finding by Pew Research on U.S. Smartphone use is particularly interesting to those working in the life sciences industry – 62% of smartphone owners have used their phone in the past year to look up information about a health condition.
Visiting a website or blog is just one way readers now discover content. Publishers also have to consider how ‘shareable’ content is across a host of smart phone apps and social platforms such Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
A decade ago, the prospect of something going viral was more a concern for the Centers for Disease Control than a person tasked with writing a headline or producing a 90-second video clip.
While the online world has radically changed during the past 8 years, our approach to creating quality content has not. The eCTD Summit blog will continue to be a source of objective information on all things eCTD and regulatory submissions. Articles on the site are based on facts and stripped of bias. We want the site to be a trusted place our readers can regularly return to for updates on industry news, initiatives and best practices.
With the ever evolving world of online content, you undoubtedly noticed a steady and subtle shift in where you find information. Outlets like LinkedIn are better suited for sharing commentary with a business network. As we go forward you’ll find opinion pieces from industry influencers like GlobalSubmit CEO Rahul Mistry and CTO Jason Rock written as native content that’s housed directly on LinkedIn. If you would like to easily find our commentary, please follow us.
Our mission of disseminating educational information that is both relevant and accurate to help members of industry succeed at their jobs continues and now includes LinkedIn, a company Twitter feed, the eSubmission Digest and Submission Success newsletters, our website GlobalSubmit.com, and of course, The eCTD Summit blog.
The new eCTD Summit is better organized to help you navigate our full library of content. Across the top menu you can browse content by category. Our updated masthead pays homage to the diagram depicting the modules and sections that make up an eCTD. Scroll down the page further to discover our most recent posts.
Thanks for reading. We look forward to 8 more years of publishing quality content at the eCTD Summit. As always, we are open to guest contributions and ask you to send article suggestions to any of our authors.