Please be informed that the VHG reached a decision regarding mandatory use of the PDF/A format in VNeeS, starting after the transition period when the CESP dataset module becomes mandatory for all submission types. The current planning in the new version of the eSubmission Roadmap that was recently adopted by HMA currently says that the CESP dataset module will be live for all procedures before the end of 2021 and then becomes mandatory 6 months after.
Relevant documents, i.e. VNeeS guideline and VNeeS checker tool will be updated and published 6 months before mandatory use of PDF/A.