The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a pilot program “to test an XML (extensible markup language)-enabled Adobe PDF form, Form FDA 3331— Automated to submit new drug application (NDA) and abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) Field Alert Reports (FARs).” According to its May 2, 2013, Federal Register notice, FDA ultimately seeks to improve efficiency by allowing “participants [to send] FAR reports simultaneously to the selected FDA district office and to CDER’s [Center for Drug Evaluation and Research’s] Office of Compliance.” FDA said that participation in the pilot program is voluntary and “no additional software or licenses are needed to use the proposed Form FDA 3331—Automated.” The agency intends for the program to run between May 1, 2013, and January 1, 2014, and, if it is successful, will “seek to adopt a more permanent, required reporting system.”