Immunization standards

Publications and links


A large number of publications on diverse topics is produced by the biological standardization program of WHO. These include:

  • Written reports of the proceedings and conclusions of consultations and other meetings are available shortly after its conclusion.
  • Guidance documents which appear on the WHO Biologicals website prior to being published in the reports of the Expert Committee on Biological Standardization (ECBS) in the Technical Report Series (TRS).
  • Biological standardization study reports (BS documents) which serve as the basis for the establishment of physical reference materials by the Expert Committee (ECBS) are published.

The rapid appearance of such documents in electronic form conform with WHO's policy of impartial and evidence-based decision making. The documents posted on this site represent however only a part of the total work of WHO in the quality control and utilization medicines, and additional information can be obtained in the home pages of the contributing areas. Paper copies of many of these documents are also available for purchase from the document centers listed in the links section below.

Links to meeting reports, the Technical Report Series, and the reference preparations are provided on individual topic pages. These can be found by using the navigational tabs on the left side of each page of this site.


WHO Drafting Group Meeting on the Revision of TRS 962, Annex 1

(Guidelines to assure the quality, safety and efficacy of recombinant human papillomavirus virus-like particle vaccines), 29-30 April 2014, Geneva, Switzerland

Implementation Workshop on Evaluation of Biotherapeutic Products and Evaluation of Similar Biotherapeutic products with emphasis on Monoclonal Antibody Products

13-16 May 2014, Seoul, The Republic of Korea


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