The Active Dossier structure in RIM Submissions and RIM Submissions Archive Vaults helps sponsors maintain a list of current documents for a given product and market. Vault automatically populates the Active Dossier structure for a given submission, and calculates the current status for a regulatory objective and its related submissions based on source content in your Vault. In countries where submissions must be provided to the Health Authority in the local language, Vault also includes the translation source files in the Active Dossier structure.

You can use the Active Dossier Viewer to see content that is currently approved and the Active Dossier Editor to add new documents directly into the hierarchy. See Working with Active Dossiers for more information.

Active Dossier Objects

The following objects support the Active Dossier and capture the structure, product-related metadata, and the status of a specific document within a given market or country:

  • Active Dossier Template contains the outline of the Active Dossier. Active Dossier Template records are provisioned and maintained by Veeva. Users can only edit the Status and Document Type fields on these records. Vault supports Active Dossier Template records for Quality (M3) documents only.
  • Active Dossier Structure contains the outline of the Active Dossier with corresponding metadata based on the Active Dossier Template. Vault creates these records automatically based on unique combinations related object reference fields, for example, a unique combination of Active Substance and Manufacturer.
  • Active Dossier Item captures each individual document and version and the current state of the document per country, as well as the metadata related to the document. Users cannot edit the Country field or any fields related to the document.
  • Active Dossier Item Detail is a child object of Active Dossier Item that captures the in-progress status of the document in a specific country. Users cannot edit the Country field or any fields related to the document.
  • Active Dossier Loader is a high volume object available for creating Active Dossier records for migration purposes. To expedite the initial migration to use Active Dossier, Admins can use Vault Loader to load records of this object to quickly create Active Dossier Item, Active Dossier Item Detail, and Active Dossier Structure records in bulk. See Active Dossier Configuration for more information.

About the Active Dossier

Vault represents the Active Dossier structure in a common dossier format based on the specified Active Dossier Template. Sections within the template relate to source document types in Vault that are relevant for the Active Dossier. Vault automatically creates and populates the Active Dossier Structure based on changes to Submission and Regulatory Objective records.

Submissions Archive Source Document Detection

Vault automatically populates the Active Dossier with documents based on source content in your Vault. When you import a submission, Vault creates a Source References relationship between the source document and the Submissions Archive-type document when the file’s checksum matches. If an active Content Plan Item record in the submission content plan has a Published Output Location that corresponds to a file location in the current import, Vault uses the matched document as the source for the Submissions Archive-type document as well.

How Vault Creates & Updates the Active Dossier

When a Submission record enters the Health Authority Received state, Vault automatically creates the Active Dossier structure based on the source documents and document types within Submissions Archive and matched documents from Submission Content Plans. If a source document’s type corresponds to a document type defined in the Active Dossier Template, Vault includes the document in the Active Dossier.

Vault creates and updates records asynchronously. When a candidate document is available in both Submissions Archive and the Submission Content Plan, Vault prioritizes adding the Submissions Archive document.

From Submissions Archive

When creating or updating the Active Dossier from Submissions Archive, Vault:

  • Retrieves any active Submission Product, Submission Active Substance, or Submission Inactive Ingredient relationship records to create corresponding Active Dossier Structure records based on the Active Dossier Template
  • Determines the ID and version of each document within the Submissions Archive dossier
  • Retrieves the source document for each Submissions Archive-type document based on the Source References relationship
  • Adds to the Active Dossier source documents whose metadata (Product, Product Variant, Manufacturer, Active Substance, Inactive Ingredient) match a Submission Product, Submission Active Substance, or Submission Inactive Ingredient relationship record.
    • For eCTD submissions, the XML fields on the Submission Product, Submission Active Substance, or Submission Inactive Ingredient relationship record must also match the XML metadata for the leaf in Submissions Archive.
    • Vault creates the Active Dossier Item record using the metadata from the matching relationship record.
  • Populates the Active Dossier Status field as Submitted, as well as the Document field with the Submissions Archive document, within any newly-created Active Dossier Item and Active Dossier Item Detail records.

From a Submission Content Plan

  • Retrieves any active Submission Product, Submission Active Substance, or Submission Inactive Ingredient relationship records to create corresponding Active Dossier Structure records based on the Active Dossier Template
  • Retrieves the source document based on the matched documents in each Content Plan Item in the Submission Content Plan. Matched documents must be version locked on the Content Plan Item to be considered.
  • Creates the Active Dossier Item record based on the metadata from the Submission Product, Submission Active Substance, or Submission Inactive Ingredient relationship record referenced on the Content Plan where the document is used.
  • Populates the Active Dossier Status field as Submitted, as well as the Content Plan and Content Plan Item fields, within any newly-created Active Dossier Item and Active Dossier Item Detail records.

About Translation Documents

In countries where submissions are provided to the Health Authority in the local language, Vault identifies the translation source document for inclusion within the Active Dossier. Vault includes the document in the English language as the Active Dossier Item record, and captures the non-English language document as an Active Dossier Item Detail record that you can reference.

If the Language document field is populated with a value that is not English, Vault uses the Translation document relationship type to retrieve the English language source document. Vault creates Active Dossier Item and Active Dossier Item Detail records for each source document in the Translation document relationship of the non-English document.

Calculating Country Status

When calculating the current status of Active Dossier Item Detail records, Vault determines each country’s Active Dossier Status based on the source document’s leaf operation:

eCTD Submissions

  • For eCTD submissions with a Leaf Operation of New or Append, Vault sets the Active Dossier Status to Pending Current.
  • For eCTD submissions with a Leaf Operation of Replace, Vault sets the Active Dossier Status to Pending Current. Vault also locates the target document of the Replace operation and sets the status of the Active Dossier Item Detail record for that document as Pending Superseded as long as the target document’s Active Dossier Item Detail record has a status of Current, the same Submission Metadata, and the same Application. If the target document’s Active Dossier Item Detail record has a status of Pending, Vault clears the status.
  • For eCTD submissions with a Leaf Operation of Delete, Vault locates the target document of the Delete operation and sets the status of the Active Dossier Item Detail record for that document as Pending Deprecation as long as the target document’s Active Dossier Item Detail record has a status of Current, the same Country, and the same Application. If the target document’s Active Dossier Item Detail record has a status of Pending, Vault clears the status.

Non-eCTD Submissions

For non-eCTD submissions, Vault creates new Active Dossier Item Detail records with an Active Dossier Status of Pending. Vault also determines if a prior version of the same document exists with an Active Dossier Status of Current and with the same Application and Submission Metadata field values. If it does, Vault sets the Active Dossier Status for the prior document version’s Active Dossier Item Detail record to Pending Superseded. If the prior document version’s Active Dossier Item Detail record has a status of Pending Current, Vault clears the status.