The EMA has recently announced their decision to restart the Clinical Data Publication- Policy 0070- activities (beyond COVID-19 medicines) in September 2023.
Policy 0070 on publication of clinical data for medicinal products for human use was initially implemented in 2016 with the objective to make clinical data publicly available. However, in December 2018, the Agency suspended the publication of clinical data as a result of the implementation of the third phase of EMA’s business continuity plan. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the EMA reactivated the publication of clinical data for COVID-19 treatments and vaccines as an exceptional measure to maximise the transparency on these medicines, in order to address the strong desire for information and to support global research.
From September 2023, the EMA will progressively restart the activities related to Policy 0070 for centrally authorised products for:
- Non-COVID-19 medicines: initial MAAs for new active substances that receive a CHMP opinion in September 2023 and onwards.
and it will continue with the publication of clinical data for:
- COVID-19 medicines: MAAs, extensions of indication and line extension applications.