The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) may launch online grant of NOCs for conducting clinical trials soon, under SUGAM, an online solution for submission, application and grant of permission, in compliance with Union health ministry’s initiative of e-governance. The application can be submitted and monitored online which will reduce the time of clearance.
In this regard, the CDSCO will also be organising a hands-on workshop on ‘Online process for Grant of NOC for Clinical Trials’ on August 24, 2016 at CDAC Noida and after receiving the feedback, the date of launch will be decided, said an official from CDSCO.
He further said the process and document required are the same and it will reduce the time required in submitting the hard copy to the office. The applicant can submit all the required documents and monitor the status of the application.
The CDSCO in pursuance of implementation of e governance has launched various services for import of drugs, medical devices, drugs for personal use, drugs for test & analysis and import of cosmetics in first and second phases. Now in third phase, the online service for grant of NOCs for conducting clinical trials will be launched.
The organisation has launched an online portal for licensing the import of medical device from March, under SUGAM for the import of drugs. The portal only provided benefit for the grant of registration certificates for import of drugs or import license of drugs and the medical device industry. Now the grant of NOC for conducting clinical trails can also be availed.
Online application system provides an opportunity for user to apply for the grant through online system. It also provides an option to track the status of application online through an application reference number provided by the system at the time of submitting the application.