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8th edition of FACT-JACIE Standards - key dates 2021-22


Preparation of the 8th edition is approaching its final phase with approval by FACT and JACIE expected for April 2021.
The following dates are important for applicants planning to apply in 2021:

  • 16/05/2021 - The 8th edition of the FACT-JACIE Cellular Therapy Standards, Accreditation Manual, Checklist and associated documents will be published jointly by FACT and JACIE.
  • 16/08/2021 - Effective date of 8th edition. Earliest date for applications to be accepted under the new edition.
  • 31/12/2021  - final date for sending completed applications to JACIE based on the 7th edition of the FACT-JACIE Standards. All applications after this date must be made under the 8th edition.
  • 01/03/2022 - Final date to submit the complete pre-audit documentation under the 7th edition. Any centre that fails to submit all pre-audit documentation by this date will have to restart the application process under the 8th edition of the Standards and submit a new application.

Centres already accredited will not have their accreditation affected. For interim audits, centres will be assessed on the same standards as used for the main inspection. However, all centres are expected to adapt their processes and systems to the requirements of the 8th edition.