EMA invites comment on revised “Document Access Policy”

Comments from stakeholders invited until 18 May 2017

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) launches today a public consultation on the proposed revision to its policy on access to documents. The policy describes the rules EMA applies to grant access to the documents that it holds, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001External link icon, which gives citizens a right to access EU documents.

The revision is based on EMA’s experience with the original policy introduced in 2010. The new version extends the scope of the policy to include explicitly corporate documents and takes into account the Agency’s proactive approach to transparency that has led to the publication of many more documents on the EMA website since 2010.

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