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Expert panels on medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices

On 1 March 2022, the coordination Secretariat of the European Commission’s expert panels on medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices has been handed over from the Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) to the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

EMA would like to bring to your attention that the European Commission is seeking to reinforce the medical device expert panels with additional members in the field of Otorhinolaryngology (ORL). The experts must have experience working with active implantable medical devices, namely cochlear implants and other hearing implantable devices, and they will be asked to write an opinion on the clinical assessment made before the device is placed on the European market.  

Participating in an expert panel is a permanent activity with a 3-year mandate that can be renewed once. This activity is remunerated per file reviewed (further explained here) and the work involved it is not expected to exceed 2 to 3 days/month on average. In addition, a pilot for scientific advice to medical device developers is currently ongoing and it is expected to be further developed as one of the main activities (further information here

The application procedure is open in permanence here. Please contact the expert panels secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.