Step-by-step plan for a Unique Device Identifier (UDI)

Product ID

Easily create a unique UDI in a few steps!

How many codes do you need?

Each product must have its own unique code. So if you sell different products, for example a medical device in different types, sizes and packaging, each type, size and packaging will have its own unique product code.

Here's how we help you determine which code you need:

How much UDI-DI for a product

It is not always immediately clear how many product codes  you need. Also think about the long term, but don't worry: you can always order another package later. 

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UDI Stap 1

Step 1: Find the UDI Hero

Determine the people within your organization who are responsible for managing the UDI-DI (Unique Device Identification) and Basic-UDI. And this especially for creating, inserting and publishing UDI-DI & Basic-UDI data.

UDI Stap 2

Step 2: Choose your product package

How many codes do you need? Here you will think carefully about how many variations and packaging there will be. You must purchase a code package depending on the number of UDI-DI you will need. Better too much than too little! 

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UDI Stap 3

Step 3: Order your product package

Join GS1 so you can create product codes (UDI-DI) for your products. After this you will get access to the GS1 platform My Product Manager Identify to be able to create the UD-DI. UDI-DIs must be assigned at all levels of the packaging. Even if you only have 1 or 2 products, we recommend that you buy at least a pack of 100 codes.

UDI Stap 4

Step 4: Follow the course

GS1 offers a number of useful training courses to be aware of what everything should and may be.

Link to the courses

If the date does not suit you, you can always follow a tailor-made training.

Tailor-made courses

UDI Stap 5

Step 5: Determine the individual resources

Assign UDI-DIs to each version or model of the medical device as well as to all different packaging levels. Create the UDI-DI in My Product Manager with basic information.

Any questions?

UDI Stap 6

Stap 6: Determine the family of resources

Identify product models and/or product families with a Basic UDI. In My UDI manager (part of My Product Manager Share) you will be able to create and register basic UDIs as soon as a product is available.

Any questions?

UDI Stap 7

Step 7: Choose the right barcode

Place a barcode on your products. Choose a GS1 Datamatrix or a GS1-128.

UDI Stap 8

Step 8: Share your data

Share your product data with hospitals both in Belgium and other countries, or other partners. You may use My Product Manager, the central place to publish product data. You need a My Product Manager Share subscription for this.

More information here

UDI Stap 9

Step 9: Apply for a SRN

UDI Stap 10

Step 10: Register your UDI-DI in Eudamed

This can be done in 2 ways.

  1. Directly in Eudamed via the Eudamed pages
  2. By using My-UDI Manager

My UDI-Manager is part of the My Product Manager Share platform (see step 6).

Create your Basic UDIs and enter the necessary information as well as the link to the UDI-DI you have already created in My Product Manager. Then when all data is ready and complete, you can send it to EUDAMED.

This product is still under development and will only be available as a pilot project to the companies.

Interested in the pilot project?