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Global Submissions for Agrochemicals

4-week online course | 2 hours per week

Next intake begins 1 April 2019

Online Academy

All countries have their own regulatory processes for the authorisation of agrochemicals, and companies must develop individual data packages for each to gain regulatory approval for each crop/pest combination and distribute in their region. This has made it difficult for regulators to cooperate when companies are applying for in multiple countries and has ultimately contributed to low application rates and environmental complications. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has offered a solution to this through developing the tools for a single global data package which can be used for submissions in multiple countries, with the aim of attaining a harmonised approach in the regulation of agrochemicals in almost 200 countries.

Save time, money and minimise risk to the environment, human and animal health by exploring the harmonised approach of the OECD on this interactive online academy. Over 4 weeks you will tackle the regulatory complications for agricultural submissions by analysing the mechanisms of the single global data packed created by the OECD.

After graduating with a PhD in Cell Biology, Dr Imme Gerke designed and led a project in biological pest management in Madagascar. She has since gone on to found a Biotechnology company in Quebec which registered its first product in 2000 (VIROSOFT CP4) in Canada and the US simultaneously. In 2002, Health Canada invited her to take on the role as Canadian Minor Use Advisor at the pest Management Regulatory Agency.

This course is relevant to anyone who is just starting out in regulatory affairs for agrochemicals but also for professionals from other departments who need to develop their understanding of the regulatory environment.

  • Understand how you can harmonise your regulatory processes for a global audience
  • Gain a comprehensive overview of OECD procedures and how they can smoothen your regulatory submissions
  • Build on your knowledge of guidelines that apply to the protocols for biological products, such as microbes and pheromones
  • Learn how to cooperate globally with your partners under one single data package
  • Critically analyse the environmental impacts which effect human and animal health arising from chemical and microbial products


Alumni Testimonials

The experience of the trainer on the topic in the different parts of the world was wonderful. Very good approach.

Regulatory Manager,

 Roullier Group

What happens during an Online Academy course?

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Dr Imme Gerke presents Globalisation of Authorisation

This 30 minute webinar addresses growers, industry and regulators alike. It will examine how they can cooperate within their groups across political borders or across groups within political borders. Both result in globalisation of authorisation.

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