Electronic Common Technical Document eCTD

The Electronic Common Technical Document (eCTD) is an interface for the pharmaceutical industry to agency transfer of regulatory information. The content is based on the Common Technical Document (CTD) format.

It was developed by the International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) Multidisciplinary Group 2 Expert Working Group (ICH M2 EWG). As of January 1, 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that the eCTD is the preferred format for electronic submissions.