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WHO Collaborating Centre for Standardization and Evaluation of Vaccines

In August 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) designated a WHO Collaborating Centre for Standardization and Evaluation of Vaccines at the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut. Dr. Heidi Meyer is the head of this Collaborating Centre. The staff of the Collaborating Centre are experts from the divisions in charge of vaccine testing and regulation: The Division of Virology and the Division of Microbiology.

Some of the members of staff of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Vaccines with Professor Klaus Cichutek (4th from left) Some of the members of staff of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Vaccines with Professor Klaus Cichutek (4th from left)Some of the members of staff of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Vaccines with Professor Klaus Cichutek (4th from left) Source: PEI

The WHO Collaborating Centre will support the WHO in achieving its ambitious goals within the framework of the Decade of Vaccines (DoV) and the Global Vaccine Action Plan (WHO GVAP).

Terms of Reference of the Collaborating Centre

  1. To support WHO in developing written standards for regulatory evaluation of vaccines
  2. To assist in implementing WHO guidelines into regulatory practice (e.g. EURO and other WHO regions)
  3. To participate in collaborative studies in developing measurement standards and/or standardization of testing methods
  4. To provide technical assistance and scientific advice in setting global consensus on emerging issues and support to the WHO pre-qualification program
  5. To support WHO in implementing the Global Regulatory Science Agenda into regulatory practice

WHO Meetings at the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut

DateTitle
04.-06.06.2013

WHO Informal Consultation on Scientific and Regulatory Considerations of the Stability Evaluation of Vaccines under Controlled Temperature Chain

Participants of the WHO Meeting 2013 (Source: PEI) WHO Meeting 2013


Meeting Report

17.-19.03.2014

2nd Meeting of WHO Collaborating Centres on standardization and regulatory evaluation of vaccines

Participants of the WHO Meeting 2014 (Source: PEI) WHO Meeting 2014


Contact

Head: Dr. Heidi Meyer
Coordinator: Dr. Christoph Conrad
Phone: +49 6103 77 3106
Fax: +49 6103 77 1234
E-Mail: virologie@pei.de

Address:

Paul-Ehrlich-Institut
Federal Institute for Vaccines and Biomedicines
Paul-Ehrlich-Straße 51-59
63225 Langen
GERMANY

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