EMA’s IT Systems Unavailable 24 Hours This Weekend

April 12, 2016

All the IT systems of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will be temporarily unavailable from 6 am U.K. time on Saturday, April 16 to 6 am Sunday the 17th (U.K. time) due to essential maintenance, according to an EMA announcement released yesterday.

All the IT systems of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will be temporarily unavailable from 6 am U.K. time on Saturday, April 16 to 6 am Sunday the 17th (U.K. time)  due to essential maintenance, according to an EMA announcement released yesterday.

“During these 24 hours, it will not be possible to access the EMA public website, or any other EMA-hosted website or online application, including the systems used to send and receive applications for EMA regulatory procedures. Normal service will resume on April 17,” the agency noted.

Emails sent to EMA email addresses during this period will be queued and delivered to recipients on the 17th. The EMA product emergency hotline and phone number for notifying suspected quality defects or product recalls will operate as usual. While the EMA public website is unavailable, a holding page will be displayed with details of these emergency numbers.