Non-eCTD Electronic Submissions (NeeS) – Overview

The Non-eCTD Electronic Submission (NeeS) format has been made mandatory in the European Union (EU) from 2003 onwards. When compared to the electronic common technical document (eCTD), the non-eCTD electronic submission or NeeS is different in terms of navigating structures. It does not use the XML backbone. It also differs from eCTD with two (02) relevant XML files, the index.xml, and the eu-regional.xml, for the backbone of Modules 2 to 5 and Module 1 for the EU, respectively. As per the country-specific guidelines, the Non-eCTD Electronic Submission (NeeS) is based on granular PDF files, electronic tables of contents, and electronic navigation.

With a clear-cut understanding and expertise in handling region-specific requirements for NeeS submissions, Freyr helps manufacturers navigate through the NeeS Format dossier compilation for publishing and submissions. Freyr specializes in creating NeeS Regulatory submissions for:

  • Europe - Module 1 Specification, EU NeeS Validation Criteria
  • Australia/New Zealand (NeeS) Validation Criteria
  • Gulf Corporation Council (GCC), Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) NeeS - Module 1 Specification and eCTD Validation Criteria
  • Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices of Bosnia and Herzegovina – (ALMBiH) NeeS submissions for all types of Regulatory submissions

Canada NeeS submissions for Clinical Trial Applications (CTAs)


Non-eCTD Electronic Submissions (NeeS) – Freyr Expertise

  • 21CFR part 11 compliant.
  • Pre-defined templates.
  • Using the appropriate template for sequence creation based on the submission request, e.g., for SFDA, EU, or the Rest of the World (ROW) Health Authorities (HA).
  • Audit-ready Non-eCTD Electronic Submissions.
  • Document-level formatting as per the respective HA guidelines.
  • Multilevel quality checks and reviews before sharing or dispatching the Non-eCTD Electronic Submission to the client/HA.
  • NeeS format dossier validation and rectification of errors incurred during submission compilation.
  • Document allocation and simplification.

Non-eCTD Electronic Submissions (NeeS) – Freyr Advantages

  • Flexible, easy-to-manage, and secured environment.
  • Template repository.
  • Expertise in global NeeS requirements and NeeS submissions.
  • Automated PDF renditioning and creation of the required table of contents.

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