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The Centre for Innovation in Regulatory Science (CIRS) Workshop on Regulatory Review brought together international regulators and multinational pharmaceutical company representatives to focus on best practices that underlie regulatory decision making, thereby facilitating the transparent, timely, procedurally predictable, and good-quality evaluation of new medicines. Participants investigated frameworks used by agencies, discussed challenges for regulatory agencies in making quality decisions, investigated the role of other stakeholders, and made recommendations of activities and processes that agencies and companies can consider to enable quality decision making.