What is VICH?

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"

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Latest Resources and Events

  • Stability Testing of New Veterinary Drug Substances and Medicinal Products in Climatic Zones III and IV

    (Quality - Stability) - November 2019 - for implementation at step 7 in the regions by November 2020

  • 38th VICH Steering Committee & 12th VOF meetings, November 18-21, 2019 (Tokyo, Japan)

    Public Statement VICH/19/092 (21 November 2019) 

  • 13th VICH Outreach Forum meeting

    17-18 November 2020 in Europe (location TBD)

  • Next meetings of Steering Committee--

    - 39th SC meeting: 16-19 November 2020 in Europe (exact venue TBC)- 40th SC meeting: fall 2021 in the USA