Submitting Documents Using Real-World Data and Real-World Evidence to FDA for Drug and Biological Products September 2022
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Guidance Issuing OfficeCenter for Drug Evaluation and ResearchCenter for Biologics Evaluation and Research
To facilitate FDA’s internal tracking of submissions to the Agency that include real-world data (RWD) and real-world evidence (RWE), this guidance encourages sponsors and applicants to identify in their submission cover letters certain uses of RWD/RWE. This guidance does not address FDA’s substantive review of the RWD/RWE submitted as part of the Agency’s standard review process.
This guidance applies to submissions for investigational new drug applications (INDs), new drug applications (NDAs), and biologics license applications (BLAs) that contain RWD/RWE intended to support a regulatory decision regarding product safety and/or effectiveness.
You can submit online or written comments on any guidance at any time (see 21 CFR 10.115(g)(5))
If unable to submit comments online, please mail written comments to:
Food and Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane, Rm 1061
Rockville, MD 20852
All written comments should be identified with this document's docket number: FDA-2019-D-1263.