how does the psur synchronisation project work?
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Under the auspices of the Heads of Medicines Agencies
(HMA), the PSUR Working Group for PSUR Synchronisation was
created in 2004.
This work group determined a Harmonised Birth Date (EU HBD) and
associated Data Lock Point (DLP) for the Periodic Safety Update
Reports (PSURs) of some 1800 active substances or combinations of
Of these (approximately 1800) active substances, approximately
1200 are part of the PSUR Synchronisation project, and
approximately 600 of the PSUR Worksharing project.
Within the PSUR Synchronisation project, the DLPs of the (to be)
submitted PSURs have been harmonised across all EU countries. These
DLPs are based on the EU HBD, rather than on a product-specific
(Inter)National Birth Date.
The advantage is that marketing authorisation holders can now
submit a single PSUR at the same moment in the whole EU. The PSUR
is subsequently assessed by regulatory authorities in all member
states where the concerned product is authorised.
A list of these (approximately 1200) active
ingredients and assigned DLPs is available from the HMA