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

  • 42nd VICH Steering Committee & 16th VF meetings, November 13-16, 2023

    Public Statement VICH/23/073 (16 November 2023)

  • Next meetings of Steering Committee--

    - 43rd SC meeting (& 7th VICH Public Conference): 10-15 November 2024 (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)


  • Next VICH Conference

    Next VICH Conference

    7th Public Conference: 13-14...