EMA releases practical guidance on access-to-documents requests
By William Chin, PhD, Scientific Coordinator, EUCRAF
Do you know that according to EMA's 2010 access-to-documents policy, citizens can have access to all documents held by EMA. The Agency has reviewed its process for handling access-to-documents requests to provide a tailored service for requesters. An EMA coordinator will be assigned to each request to liaise with the requester in order to better understand their needs. The guide contains a set of 12 questions which give you an overview of the request procedure:
Q1. How can I request a document?
Q2. Who can request a document?
Q3. What type of documents can I request?
Q4. What if I am not sure which document I want?
Q5. In what language may I submit a request for a document?
Q6. How will my request be processed?
Q7. If access is granted how will I receive my document?
Q8. What can I do if I am refused access to documents?
Q9. When is it most likely that the Agency will refuse access?
Q10. Will the Agency grant access to documents produced by others?
Q11. Can I copy, publish or sell the documents that are obtained from the Agency?
Q12. What if I do not receive the document I have requested on time?
To see the answers to the questions above, the full document is available on the following link at EMA website: EMA guide on access to its unpublished documents
Source: EMA News & Event, 24 Nov 2014