External study 21 June 2024

The Value of Reference Agency Assessment Reports in Enabling Regulatory Reliance

Access to information, including the assessment documents of reference national regulatory agencies (NRA), is a key enabler of regulatory risk-based decision making. It promotes an understanding of what was reviewed by the reference NRA, provides a rationale for decision making and promotes confidence and trust.

The Centre for Innovation in Regulatory Science (CIRS) has published a CIRS R&D Briefing that aims to better understand the provision of regulatory review documents and reports – what type of documents are requested, how often and how they are being used for risk-based decision-making (e.g. reliance).



CIRS report