15 December 2020 |

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The Medical Devices Regulation (EU) 2017/745 and In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (EU) 2017/746 include use, maintenance and management of a European databank on medical devices (EUDAMED). The database consists of six main modules:

  1. Actor Registration – to identify all economic operators
  2. Unique Device Identification – to register product specific information
  3. Certificate – to form a database of EU certificates
  4. Clinical Investigation – to provide collection and analysis of clinical data
  5. Vigilance – for Incident reporting
  6. Market Surveillance – Publication of post-market reports from the Competent Authority

Operation of all six modules is necessary for full MDR / IVDR implementation and is currently foreseen by May 2022. The EU Commission, however, agreed to a modular implementation of the database and the first EUDAMED module, Actor Registration finally went live on 1 December 2020.

Economic Operators (e.g. manufacturers, importers, and EU representatives) are encouraged to register within the system and obtain a Single Registration Number (SRN) in order to be considered in compliance with the actor registration requirements of the Regulations.

To access the database, you will need to first create an EU login on the EU Login System ( Follow the prompts in the Actor Registration module to enter your organisation’s details. EUDAMED will notify the National Competent Authority who will examine your request and provide approval via email.

We will continue to monitor progress in the implementation of EUDAMED, stay tuned for more updates!

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