The Regulators Forum was originally created as a safe harbor for discussion and promotion of harmonization among regulatory authorities and Regional Harmonization Initiatives (RHIs), hereafter referred to as “members”. The Regulators Forum has evolved to the point of needing a more formal structure and the following Terms of Reference were created to provide for future activities.

The purpose of the International Pharmaceutical Regulators Forum (IPRF) is to create an environment for members to exchange of information on issues of mutual concern and regulatory cooperation. This dedicated venue  will maximize potential efficiencies in addressing the increasingly complex global context of medicines regulation, will facilitate the implementation of ICH and other internationally harmonized technical guidelines for pharmaceuticals for human use and will contribute to the coordination of a range of international efforts related to regulation of medicinal products for human use.