What’s New in ICH Q2(R2) and Q14?

On this course you will learn about the recent changes to the ICH guidance, Q2(R2), ‘Validation of Analytical Procedures’, and about the new guidance Q14, ‘Analytical Procedure Development’.


The ICH guidance document on Validation of Analytical Procedures, ICH Q2, has been updated to Q2(R2). A new ICH guidance document on Analytical Procedure Development, Q14, has been introduced. The combination of these two documents provides guidance on management of the analytical procedure lifecycle from initial development through to validation and post validation changes.

The aim of this short course is to fully explore the updates to Q2 in terms of: the additional information that has been introduced, and the expected benefits; the potential additional validation requirements and associated gap assessment, when compared to previous requirements; and also to provide an overview of the contents of Q14.

Learning Objectives

On completion of this training course you will:

  1. Understand the changes to ICH Q2 and their significance.  
  2. Be aware of the key features of ICH Q14.
  3. Be able to implement the new requirements as appropriate.
How is this course delivered?

This course is delivered as a ‘virtual’ live online training event which is delivered over a 3 hours and 45 minutes period, including a short break, typically from 12pm to 3:45pm (but may depend on your time zone).

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Total learning time = 3.5 hours

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The full agenda is provided in the course description.

The course may also be delivered as in-house training, either in the live online format or in a classroom based format at your site. In-house training allows customisation to meet your specific requirements.

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Who will deliver this training course?

All training courses are delivered by the MTS consultant, Oona McPolin. Some recordings of MTS webinars are provided below as examples of Oona’s presentation style.

Strategies for HPLC Method Development
Webinar Recording This webinar explored the different strategies, and combinations of strategies, which may be applied during HPLC method development. …
Where do the Acceptance Criteria in Method Validation Come From?
Webinar Recording One of the most difficult tasks when writing an analytical method validation protocol is to set suitable acceptance …
Who should attend this course?

Anyone with a good understanding of the previous ICH Q2(R1) guidance who wants to learn about the proposed changes in ICH Q2(R2), and would also like to know about how the guidance works in combination with the new guidance on analytical procedure development, Q14.

This course is an ideal follow-up for those who have attended either of our training courses: ‘Validation, Verification and Transfer of Methods for Pharmaceutical Analysis‘; or ‘Validation, Verification and Transfer of Methods for Biopharmaceutical Analysis‘, prior to the finalisation of Q2(R2) and Q14 in November 2023.

When can I attend this course in 2024?

Mon 22nd Jan 2024 (12pm to 3:45pm GMT/UTC)

Wed 21st Feb 2024 (12pm to 3:45pm GMT/UTC)

Wed 20th Mar 2024 (12pm to 3:45pm GMT/UTC)

Wed 22nd May 2024 (12pm to 3:45pm BST/UTC+1)

Wed 24th Jul 2024 (12pm to 3:45pm BST/UTC+1)

How much does it cost?

£250 GBP or €295 EUR

Previous delegates on either of the courses, ‘Validation, Verification and Transfer of Methods for Pharmaceutical Analysis‘ or ‘Validation, Verification and Transfer of Methods for Biopharmaceutical Analysis‘ will receive a 10% discount on the course fees.

Included in your course fees:
  • Comprehensive course hand-outs – The training book is provided as an electronic copy (pdf) for both live online and classroom based options.
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Optional post training assessment (accessed in e-MTS, our learning management system) which leads to a Certificate of Training.
  • Access to useful training materials via e-MTS.
  • Post training support – Attendees can contact the trainer with questions that may occur when they apply their learning to real life situations.
  1. All prices are quoted per person excluding VAT.
  2. VAT notice for live online training: For UK business cutomers and non-business customers (B2C) from all countries VAT is charged at the UK rate (currently 20%). For EU business customers (B2B), the reverse charge can be applied on receipt of a valid VAT identification number and VAT will not be charged. For business customers outside of the UK and EU, VAT will not be charged.
Cancellations and Substitutions

Once made and accepted by MTS, course bookings are liable for payment. Payment is due at least 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations prior to 3 weeks before the course date are subject to an administration charge of 25%. Cancellations received less than 3 weeks before the start of the course will not be refunded, although substitutions may be made at any time.

We reserve the right to change the programme, speakers, date or venue without notice, or to cancel an event. In the unlikely event of cancellation occurring, delegates will be notified as soon as possible and will receive a full refund of fees paid.

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