USP Donor Recognition Program
Help Set the Standard.
Share in USP’s mission to improve global public health by participating in our collaborative standards-setting activities. Interested parties—like you—from industry, government, academia, and related groups voluntarily contribute scientific expertise, support, services, and materials to ensure we provide authoritative, relevant standards that aptly reflect changing industry and public health needs. Your participation is a key ingredient to the successful development of monographs, methods, and reference materials. To keep our public standards current, development processes are ongoing—making your input essential.
Get Involved by...
- Submitting new or revised proposed monographs for the United States Pharmacopeia–National Formulary (USP–NF), Food Chemicals Codex (FCC), or USP Dietary Supplements Compendium (DSC)
- Commenting on new or revised monographs, methods, and General Chapters at the Pharmacopeial Forum (PF) or FCC Forum
- Donating bulk material to be developed as USP Reference Standards
Submit Priority New Monographs and Modernized Monographs
Learn about, and participate in, our efforts to obtain priority new monographs and to modernize existing monographs.
- Food Ingredients:
Provide or Test Reference Standards Candidate Bulk Materials
Interested in testing candidate materials or supplying bulk quantities of drug substances, dosage forms, excipients, or other material to support documentary standards or monographs? Find out how at our Reference Standards Donor Program page.
In appreciation of your participation in the standards-setting process, our DRP Administration Team works closely with valued donors to evaluate suitable recognitions for each participant at the time of annual recognition.
Beginning on January 1, 2016, donors of new or modernized monographs and candidate reference materials may receive, at their discretion, Certificates of Appreciation when monographs reach the publication in forum stage or when donated reference materials are received. Reference material donors may also receive one packaged vial of their RS and a summary of the data collected by USP on their candidate material at the time of release, recognition in USP publications and a personalized crystal statue, a symbol of recognition for their contribution to public health.
In addition to certificates, new or modernized monograph donors may receive (based on number of donations) the following:
- Recognition in USP publications
- Recognition on USP's annual Donor List
- Personalized Engraved Crystal Globe Recognition Statue (pictured)
- Complimentary Workshops Registrations or Global Education and Training courses
- Complimentary print subscription to one of the following:
- Complimentary USP–NF Archive USB
- One-year, single-user license of online USP–NF
- Two-year, single-user license of online FCC
- Complimentary online access to the USAN
- USP Verification Services Incentives
- Complimentary USP Reference Standards
- Invitation to attend recognition events with USP executives and Key Note speakers
Review the full 2016 Recognition Chart.
Please note: Candidate monograph and reference standard material submissions after May 15, 2015, are unlikely to reach recognition milestones within the 2015 calendar year, and will instead be eligible for 2016 recognitions. Review the 2015 Recognition Chart.
Get Started – Donor Submission Portal
The Donor Submission Portal (DSP) is a secure platform for information exchanges between donors and USP, in particular the transfer of monograph and reference material data to USP’s Standards Acquisition Department. Monograph and reference material acquisition is the first step in developing a public standard, and the Donor Submission Portal is designed to facilitate and encourage participation in the USP standards-setting process.
DSP features include:
- Search for monographs of interest
- Submit documents in various formats for the development of a monograph
- Track submission progress
- Discuss standards acquisition activities with the manager responsible for their submission
- View and share compendial work
- Track compendial activities for reporting to management and project planning
- Discuss standards-setting topics in a discussion forum
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