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"


Latest Resources and Events

  • 41st VICH Steering Committee & 15th VOF meetings, November 14-17, 2022

    Public Statement VICH/22/070 (17 November 2022) 

  • Next meetings of Steering Committee--

    - 42nd SC meeting: 13-16 November 2023 (Japan)- 43rd SC meeting: November 2024 (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)