HMA - Heads of Medicines Agencies

The Heads of Medicines Agencies (HMA) is a network of the heads of the National Competent Authorities (NCA) whose organisations are responsible for the regulation of medicinal products for human and veterinary use in the European Economic Area.

The HMA co-operates with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Commission in the operation of the European medicines regulatory network and it is a unique model for cooperation and worksharing on statutory as well as voluntary regulatory activities.


Heads of Medicines Agencies (HMA)- Working Groups


Benchmarking of European Medicines Agencies Steering Group (BEMA SG)
European Risk Management Strategy Facilitation Group (ERMS FG)
EU Network Training Centre – former OTSG
Homeopathic Medicinal Products Working Group (HMPWG)
Telematics Support Group (TSG)
Working Group of Communication Professionals (WGCP)
Working Group of Enforcement Officers (WGEO)
Working Group of Quality Managers (WGQM)

European Medicines Agencies Co-operation of Legal and Legislative Issues (EMACOLEX)

Clinical Trials Facilitation Group (CTFG)


Veterinary only:

European Surveillance Strategy Working Group (ESS WG)
Periodic Safety Update Reporting (PSUR) - Synchronisation and Work-sharing
Pharmacovigilance Working Party - Veterinary (PhVWP-v)
Task Force (veterinary) on Antimicrobial Issues

Created: 07.10.2010 | Page last modified: 30.09.2015

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