Health Canada

Country: Canada
Health Authority: Health Canada
eCTD, Accepted Since: May 14, 2015
eCTD Version: Module 1 Specification v2.2 and M2-M5 – v3.2.2 and v4.0

Types of Applications

  • NDS – New Drug Submission
  • SNDS – Supplement to a New Drug Submission
  • SNDS-C – Supplement to a New Drug Submission – Conditional
  • ANDS – Abbreviated New Drug Submission
  • SANDS -Supplement to an Abbreviated New Drug Submission
  • NC – Notifiable Change
  • CTA – Clinical Trial Application
  • CTA-A – Clinical Trial Application – Amendment
  • DINA – Drug Identification Number Application
  • DINB – Drug Identification Number – Biologics
  • PDC – Post DIN Change
  • PDC-B – Post DIN Change – Biologics
  • PSUR-C – Periodic Safety Update Report – Conditional
  • PSUR-PV – Periodic Safety Update Report – Pharmacovigilance
  • UD-PV – Undefined Data Pharmacovigilance
  • RMP-PV – Risk Management Plan – Pharmacovigilance
  • Level III – Post-Notice of Compliance Changes – Level III
  • YBPR – Yearly Biologic Product Report
  • MPNDS – Pre-NDS Meeting
  • MPSNDS – Pre-SNDS Meeting
  • MPNC – Pre-NC Meeting
  • MPDIN – Pre-DIN Meeting
  • PRECTA – Pre-Clinical Trial Application Meeting
  • PRNDS – Priority Request NDS
  • PRSNDS – Priority Request SNDS
  • PAND – Pandemic Application
  • DMF Type I – Drug Master File Type I
  • DMF Type II – Drug Master File Type II
  • DMF Type III – Drug Master File Type III
  • DMF Type IV – Drug Master File Type IV
  • EU NDS – Extraordinary Use New Drug Submission
  • EU SNDS – Extraordinary Use Supplement to a New Drug Submission
  • UDRA – Undefined Regulatory Activity
  • DSUR – Development Safety Update Report

Process to be followed to make a Health Canada eCTD submission

  • Hold technical pre-submission consultation
  • File eCTD sample
  • Verify eCTD sample
  • Obtain eCTD identifier
  • File Regulatory transaction in eCTD format
  • Verify Regulatory transaction in eCTD format
  • Distribute Regulatory transaction in eCTD format

Challenges faced in making a Health Canada eCTD submission

  • Requires cutting-edge technology and seasoned staff
  • Not all the content is in a standard format. Hence standardization is required
  • Difficult to implement last minute changes
  • Local affiliates have limited access to create or customize
  • Baseline submissions are costly and likely to be of limited value
  • Life cycle management
  • Consolidated approach to drafting of dossier

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