EMA: Guideline on good pharmacovigilance practices: Module II – Pharmacovigilance system master file

The pharmacovigilance system master file definition is provided in Article 1(28e) of Directive 2001/83/EC and the minimum requirements for its content and maintenance are set out in the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 520/2012 on the Performance of Pharmacovigilance Activities Provided for in Regulation (EC) No 726/2004 and Directive 2001/83/EC (the Implementing Regulation is referenced as IR). The detailed requirements provided by the Commission Implementing Regulation are further supported by the guidance in this Module of the Good Vigilance Practice(s).