Editor’s Note: Third-party governance could take many directions ranging from streamlining the process to adding another layer of bureaucracy.
Center for Tobacco Products
9200 Corporate Blvd.
Rockville, MD 20850
The purpose of the workshop is to discuss the recommendation in the Institute of Medicine’s report, “Scientific Standards for Studies on Modified Risk Tobacco Products,” that sponsors of Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) applications use independent third parties to undertake one or more key functions in tobacco product research (third party governance). FDA is also considering third party governance as it relates more generally to tobacco research. Our goal is to receive input from interested stakeholders regarding features from existing third party governance models that may be applicable to tobacco product research.