Important! The organisation GHTF no longer exists, and has been permanently replaced by the IMDRF. All material appearing on this page and the pages within has been moved here from the old GHTF site for preservation, and is no longer current. It is historic information and should not be acted upon.
The International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF) is continuing the work of the Global Harmonization Task Force (GHTF).
GHTF was conceived in 1992 in an effort to achieve greater uniformity between national medical device regulatory systems. This was done with two aims in mind: enhancing patient safety and increasing access to safe, effective and clinically beneficial medical technologies around the world.
A partnership between regulatory authorities and regulated industry, the GHTF was comprised of five Founding Members: European Union, United States, Canada, Australia and Japan. The chairmanship was rotated among the Founding Members.
Questions on the work of GHTF should be directed to the USA-IMDRF-SECRETARIAT@fda.hhs.gov.
Historical GHTF background information is provided at the following links for reference only. Users of this information should note that it is no longer maintained or updated and IMDRF is not responsible for any out of date or incorrect information it contains. The information is provided for historical interest only.
- GHTF Mission summary
- History of GHTF
- GHTF organisational structure
- GHTF Study Groups
- GHTF Archived Documents