What is VICH?

Short Definition

VICH is a trilateral (EU-Japan-USA) programme aimed at harmonising technical requirements for veterinary product registration. Its full title is the International Cooperation on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Veterinary Medicinal Products. VICH was officially launched in April 1996.  It has 5 main objectives.

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What is the role of VICH

The role of VICH is to harmonise technical requirements for data necessary for the marketing authorisation (also called “registration”) of a veterinary medicinal product.  This is achieved by developing harmonised guidelines on the studies to be submitted in a marketing authorisation application.

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VICH Leaflet

"Harmonising the global processes for authorising veterinary medicines"


What's new

  • 08 Mar.2019
    37th VICH Steering Committee meeting, February 24, 25 & March 1, 2019 (Cape Town, South Africa)Press Release VICH/19/024 (1... Read more
  • 18 Jun.2018
    Next meetings of Steering Committee- 38th SC meeting: 18-21 November 2019 (Tokyo, Japan)  Read more

What is VICH Outreach Forum?

The VICH Outreach Forum is a VICH initiative with the main objective of providing a basis for wider international harmonization of technical requirements, improve information exchange and raise awareness of VICH and VICH guidelines with non-VICH countries/regions.

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