Registration strategies may be time bound, i.e. annual or multi-year, or ad hoc in nature.
An annual or multi-year strategy is high level and forward-looking document that articulates a vision for registration in the country. It must be aligned with the operation’s protection and solutions strategy and should reflect relevant operational and regional priorities linked to registration. This type of strategy is strongly recommended in operations conducting large-scale, complex or otherwise significant registration activities.
An ad hoc registration strategy is a planning document that guides the preparation and implementation of a specific, often large-scale, registration activity. This type of strategy is strongly recommended in emergencies, and will often be necessary for proper planning and implementation of verification exercises or any significant new approach or large-scale activity.
Regardless of whether or not an operation has an annual or multi-year registration strategy5, all registration activities should be planned and conducted in a strategic manner. A strategic approach to registration requires, at a minimum, that all registration activities should be aimed at realizing an articulated goal or vision for registration that is appropriate to the specific context and which reflects operational and regional priorities, standards and trends.
5 In operations where registration activities are such that there may be no need for a dedicated strategy (e.g. low and stable numbers, favourable protection environment, all registered persons submitted for RSD procedures), registration objectives may be embedded within the operation’s protection and solutions strategies. In such cases, there must be a specific registration component in the strategy.