European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & Health Care
The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) is a Directorate of the Council of Europe. The duties of the EDQM include maintaining and developing the European Pharmacopoeia and co-ordinating the network of Official Medicines Control Laboratories (OMCLs).
Staff members from the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI) contribute their expertise to various EDQM working groups. The PEI itself is an OMCL.