Good Documentation Practices (GDPs) to Support FDA-Regulated Computer System Validation (CSV)
Carolyn Troiano has more than 35 years of experience in computer system validation in the pharmaceutical, medical device, tobacco and other FDA-regulated industries. She has worked directly, or on a consulting basis, for many of the larger pharmaceutical and tobacco companies in the US and Europe. Carolyn developed validation programs and strategies and participated in the review of 21 CFR Part 11, or the FDA’s electronic record/electronic signature (ER/ES) regulation. Carolyn is currently active in the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP), and Project Management Institute (PMI) chapters in the Richmond, VA area.
The webinar will leave you with the information needed to create and maintain good documentation that meets FDA compliance standards. You will learn about what must be done and what must not be done. In addition, you’ll learn about the various computer system validation deliverables and how to document them.
Computer system validation has been regulated by FDA for more than 30 years, as it relates to systems used in the manufacturing, testing and distribution of a product in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device or other FDA-regulated industries. The FDA requirements ensure thorough planning, implementation, integration, testing, and management of computer systems used to collect, analyze and/or report data. Electronic records and electronic signatures (ER/ES) came into play through guidelines established by FDA in 1997 and disseminated through 21 CFR Part 11. This code describes the basic requirements for validating and documenting ER/ES capability in systems used in an FDA-regulated environment. All of the FDA-regulated computer systems that are validated in your organization must include documentation to support the fact that these were done in accordance with good documentation practices. The documents must be created, managed and stored in a manner that will ensure integrity through the entire lifecycle of the computer system.
- Learn the requirements for documenting efforts related to systems governed by FDA
- Discuss the best practices for documenting computer system validation efforts, including requirements, design, development, testing and operational maintenance procedures
- Review examples of incorrect, incomplete, or otherwise inappropriate and non-compliant documentation and understand why these are not acceptable
- Learn how to prepare a procedure that will capture the best practices for FDA compliant documentation
- Discuss the importance of training as it relates to good documentation practices to ensure FDA compliance
Who Should Attend
This webinar is intended for those working in the FDA-regulated industries, including pharmaceutical, medical device, biological, animal health and tobacco. Functions that are applicable include research and development, manufacturing, Quality Control, distribution, clinical testing and management, adverse events management and post-marketing surveillance. You should attend this webinar if you are responsible for planning, executing or managing the implementation of any system governed by FDA regulations, or if you are maintaining or supporting such a system. Examples of who will benefit from this webinar include:
- Information Technology Analysts
- Information Technology Developers and Testers
- QC/QA Managers and Analysts
- Analytical Chemists
- Compliance and Audit Managers
- Laboratory Managers
- Automation Analysts
- Computer System Validation Specialists
- GMP Training Specialists
- Business Stakeholders/Subject Matter Experts
- Business System/Application Testers
This webinar will also benefit any consultants working in the life sciences industry who are involved in computer system implementation, validation and compliance.