The preparation of the 7th edition is approaching its final phase with approval by FACT and JACIE expected for early December.
In anticipation of the release on 1 March 2018, the following dates are important for applicants planning to apply in late 2017 or early 2018:
- 28/02/2018 - This is the final date for sending completed applications based on the 6th edition of the FACT-JACIE Standards. All applications after this date must be made under the 7th edition.
- 01/03/2018 - The 7th edition of the FACT-JACIE Cellular Therapy Standards, Accreditation Manual, Checklist and associated documents will be published.
- 9/05/2018 - Final date to submit the complete pre-audit documentation under the 6th edition. Any centre that fails to submit all pre-audit documentation by this date will have to restart the application process under the 7th edition of the Standards and submit a new application.
- 30/05/2018 - The new edition of the Standards becomes effective.
Centres already accredited under the 6th edition will not have their accreditation affected. However, all centres are expected to being adapting their processes and systems to the requirements of the 7th edition. For interim audits, centres will be assessed on the same standards as used for the main inspection. However, all centres are expected to being working on implementing the requirements of the 7th edition as soon as they are published.