EDMA has created a specific classification scheme for IVDs, the Global IVD (GIVD) classification (previously known as EDMS classification). It is a numerical coding system, which has been developed for the purpose to support the collection and analysis of market statistics. With market statistics programmes expanding beyond Europe, the classification has now become global in its scope. For the MIS and the GDMS, the IVD companies report their sales according to the GIVD classification. The GIVD classification is updated on a yearly basis according to market needs and changes.