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USFDA Electronic Submission of IND Safety Reports - Technical Conformance Guide

This Document supplements the Guidance Document: Draft Guidance for Industry Providing Regulatory Submissions in Electronic Format: IND Safety Reports (October 2019) which implements the electronic submission requirements of section 745A(a) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) with respect to electronic submissions for certain IND safety reports submitted to CDER or CBER.

This Technical Conformance Guide provides specifications, recommendations, and general considerations on how to submit electronic investigational new drug application (IND) safety reports to the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) or the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER).

This Guide discusses the format for the submission of IND safety reports required under 21 CFR 312.32(c)(1)(i) as individual case safety reports (ICSRs) to the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) and provides recommendations to sponsors who elect to submit such ICSRs to FAERS before the requirement for submission to FAERS is in effect for applicable INDs.

This Guide provides general information for sponsors of commercial and noncommercial INDs pertaining to electronic submission of IND safety reports and attachments in electronic format to FAERS.

It also provides information to sponsors on the format for submission of IND safety reports required under section 312.32(c)(1) that should not be submitted to FAERS and should continue to be submitted in electronic common technical document (eCTD) format.

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