Checklist: The all-star method to prepare your content for Medical Legal Regulatory reviews 🏆

Great content is useful, usable and accurate. At Papercurve, we understand the lengths it takes to create content for pharmaceutical and life sciences companies. From Medical Legal Regulatory (MLR) review preparation to revisions, content must go through various stages of the review process before it becomes approved and published. 

That’s why we created a helpful checklist to easily reference back to when you’re creating and reviewing content. We hope this puts you and your team on the fast track to faster feedback rounds!

MLR Review Checklist


Tasks to consider during review preparation

  • Have a clear understanding of timelines. Knowing when the piece is needed will impact timeline for submission and review deadlines
  • Collect static PDFs for static content or digital content
  • If applicable, ensure you export PDF file(s) to include any hyperlinks
  • Ensure you collect and centralize all reference material related to your file(s)
  • Annotate and tag the file(s) to include sources to all claims

Messaging, design and brand 

  • Is the messaging and palette on brand according to the brand guidelines?
  • Do images and illustrations reflect the style guide?
  • Are logos, fonts, and heading styles all brand-compliant?
  • Could images, icons and illustrations be misleading in context with text?

Web and usability

  • Have you provided all states for web, mobile and tablet?
  • Have you considered if your web design is accessible for users (i.e screen reader tagging, closed captioning for video, button and text contrast checks)?
  • Have hover states, error states and confirmation states all been accounted for?
  • Did you include the page name, URL, page description and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tags?
  • Do graphics have alt-tags?
  • For hero and thumb-nail images, have you provided all image variations?

Tasks to consider at MLR Review Submission

  • Create tags for pieces to indicate brand/project and department
  • Assign a piece code for submission
  • Submit all documents for approval, including tags and annotations for references within your submission
  • If web/app content, provide navigation structure and screenshots of all states (even errors or success states)
  • If web/app content, provide draft/staging site(s) so reviewers can address interactivity and functionality
  • If video, provide transcripts
  • Convert content files (eg, PowerPoint or Word documents) to PDF for submission
  • Submit all references

Other considerations to keep top-of-mind during revisions

  • Create a system to consolidate reviewer comments
  • Export the collated comments. Be sure to maintain the context of the comment(s)
  • If required, set up a review meeting/call
  • Circulate the collected feedback with all stakeholders during the meeting
  • Have a system to resolve comments and capture additional feedback at the time of the meeting
  • Collect comments and capture feedback for circulation


Bonus! Want to keep this checklist handy? Here’s a free downloadable version for your convenience.


Have you considered leveraging technology to automate your MLR review process? Book a demo with Papercurve to see how we can save you time and money on your revision cycles.


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