Good Distribution Practice

The PIC/S Expert Circle on Good Distribution Practice (GDP) was established in 2013. It has been very active in the training of inspectors by providing advanced training courses imparting GDP inspectors with the knowledge and competence to inspect the global supply chain in a harmonised way. The Expert Circle has also developed a number of PIC/S GDP guidance documents, including the PIC/S GDP Guide (PE-011-1).

 Expert Circle Meeting on GDP, Taipei (Chinese Taipei), 2014

Current Chairperson 
Steve Todd (UK / MHRA) 

Key Features

The goals of the Expert Circle on Good Distribution Practice (GDP) are to:

  • Design, develop and implement an advanced training course for GDP inspectors;
  • Develop a Question and Answer document;
  • Identify, design and develop GDP PIC/S guidance documents.

Guidance Documents

A number of guidance documents developed by the Expert Circle on GDP are publicly available below under "Related Documents". All PIC/S guidance documents are available under  "Publications".

Past Expert Circle on GDP Meetings

Pretoria | South Africa 2016
Taipei | Chinese Taipei 2015
Warsaw | Poland 2014
Helsinki | Finland 2013

Upcoming Expert Circle on GDP Meetings

Expert Circle meetings and training activities are only open to inspectors from PIC/S Participating Authorities, (Pre-)Applicants, Partners and Non-Member National Drug Regulatory Authorities. The events are not open to Industry.

Upcoming meetings and training are announced under Calendar.

GDP Training Materials

Expert Circle training meeting materials are available under MaterialsLogin is required.


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