17/18 March 2021
The ICH Steering Committee approved the establishment of four new ICH Efficacy Expert Working Groups:
The approach is to enable implementation of innovative approaches to clinical trial design, management, oversight, conduct, documentation, and reporting that will better ensure human subject protection and data quality.
This Addendum is proposed to address new scientific and technical knowledge advances in pediatric drug development.
The goal is a harmonised international Guideline to promote conducting MRCT appropriately, especially focusing on scientific issues in planning/designing MRCTs. This new Guideline will complement the guidance on MRCTs provided in ICH E5(R1) Guideline and facilitate MRCT data acceptance by multiple regulatory agencies.
Although ICH E15 Guideline describes definition of sample coding, there is currently no harmonised ICH Guideline on genomic samples collection in clinical trials or other studies. Harmonisation across regions on this topic will maximise the information gathered from the studies for e.g., sample collection and analysis (including ethical considerations) and facilitate implementation of pharmacogenomics for the benefit of all stakeholders.
Source: ICH Newsroom