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The VICH Outreach Forum

Background

The OIE has been involved from the start in the formation of the International Cooperation on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Veterinary Medicinal Products (VICH) and has been represented by its Collaborating Centre ANSES in all its Steering Committee Meetings.

As indicated in the OIE 5th Strategic Plan, the OIE encourages the use of VICH Guidelines by its Members Countries and in order to facilitate this, engaged with VICH to support the process of setting up the VICH Outreach Forum in which non-VICH members countries and regions can participate and learn first-hand about the VICH process. The VICH Outreach Forum aims to provide a basis for wider international harmonisation of technical registration requirements necessary for the marketing authorisation (also called “registration”) of a veterinary medicinal product.

The VICH Outreach Forum was created during the 26th VICH Steering Committee meeting, held in Tokyo, Japan, in November 2011. A number of countries and regional organisations which meet the criteria laid down in the Terms of Reference for this Forum, have since then met for the inaugural Outreach Forum, held in Brussels in June 2012 and subsequent Outreach Forum meetings, which take place at the time of VICH Steering Committee meetings.

The key issues of interest to the non-VICH countries coming together in the Forum are to better understand and actively contribute to the VICH Guideline development process, to suggest topics for new Guidelines, to provide feedback on the acceptance of existing guidelines and to discuss practical issues related to VICH guidelines, to receive training in the application of the Guidelines and to collaborate and share translations of guidelines into other languages.

Current members of the Outreach Forum

  • Countries

    • Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Korea (Rep. of), Mexico, Morocco, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa (now a VICH Observer), Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Uganda, Ukraine
  • Regional Organisations 

    • ASEAN (representing Asia)
    • CAMEVET (representing the Americas);
    • WAEMO/UEMOA (representing West Africa) 

The role of OIE

The OIE and its Collaborating Centre ANSES facilitate the relation and communication between Outreach Forum members, the VICH Secretariat and the VICH members. Minutes of the Outreach Forum meetings and other documents of relevance for Forum member countries and OIE Member Countries interested in joining the Forum can be found on this webpage.

Meetings of the VICH Outreach Forum

  • Inaugural Outreach Forum meeting, Tokyo (Japan), 15 – 16 November 2011 (minutes)
  • 1st Outreach Forum meeting, Brussells (Belgium), 26 – 27 June 2012 (minutes)
  • 2nd Outreach Forum meeting, Washington DC (USA), 19 – 20 February 2013 (minutes - press release)
  • 3rd Outreach Forum meeting, Auckland (New Zealand), 12 – 13 November 2013 (minutes - press release)
  • 4th Outreach Forum meeting, Brussels (Belgium), 24 – 25 June 2014 (minutes - press release)
  • 5th Outreach Forum meeting, Washington DC (USA), 24 – 25 February 2015 (minutes - press release)
  • 6th Outreach Forum meeting, Tokyo (Japan), October 2015 (minutes - press release)
  • 7th Outreach Forum meeting, Brussels (Belgium), 21-22 June 2016 (minutespress release)
  • 8th Outreach Forum meeting, Buenos Aires (Argentina), 27 February - 2 March 2017 (minutes - press release)

 

 

 
Arriving for the Official Dinner
4th Outreach Forum Meeting
Brussels June 2014

 

Next meeting of the VICH Outreach Forum

  • 35th VICH Steering Committee meeting
  • 9th Outreach Forum meeting, Tokyo (Japan), 14 - 15 November 2017

 

Service to the Outreach Forum members

A need has been identified by Outreach Forum members for VICH Guidelines to be translated into other languages. OIE in collaboration with other organisations, makes those Guidelines which are already translated, available on this website. It needs, however, to be noted that only the English version as found on the VICH website is considered original and binding.

These Guidelines can be found as pdf files hereunder.

Russian (translated by OIE)

VICH GL 3

VICH GL 8


Spanish
(translated by FDA
see U.S. Food and Drug Administration

VICH GL 3R

VICH GL 29

VICH GL 9

VICH GL 31

VICH GL 22

VICH GL 32

VICH GL 23

VICH GL 37

VICH GL 28

 


French (translated by Health Canada, Veterinary Drugs Directorate, in 2004 and as otherwise indicated)  

VICH GL 1

VICH GL 12

VICH GL 21

VICH GL 2

VICH GL 13

VICH GL 22R

VICH GL 3

VICH GL 14

VICH GL 23

VICH GL 4

VICH GL 15

VICH GL 28 (2005)

VICH GL 5

VICH GL 16

VICH GL 31R

VICH GL 7

VICH GL 17

VICH GL 32R

VICH GL 8

VICH GL 18

VICH GL 33R

VICH GL 10

VICH GL 19

VICH GL 36 (2007)

VICH GL 11

VICH GL 20

VICH GL 37

 

 

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