FDA requires that all computer systems used to produce, manage and report on “GxP” (GMP, GLC, GCP) related products be validated and maintained in accordance with specific rules.This webinar will help you understand the FDA’s current thinking on computer systems that are validated and subject to inspection and audit.
It will also take into account areas where FDA will likely focus their effort, including on the higher-risk systems. As a “GxP” system, following Good Manufacturing, Laboratory and Clinical Practices, the computer system must be validated in accordance with FDA requirements. If electronic records and/or electronic signatures (ER/ES) are incorporated into the system, FDA’s CFR Part 11 guidance on ER/ES must be followed.
This webinar will focus on the key areas that are most important, including security and data integrity. Implementing and following the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodology is the best approach for computer system validation and maintaining data integrity. The life cycle approach takes all aspects of validation into account throughout the life of the system and the data that it houses. The data is a key asset for any FDA-regulated company and must be protected through its entire retention period.
Why You Should Attend:
FDA requires that all computer systems that handle data regulated by the Agency to be validated in accordance with their guidance on computerized systems. In 1997, 21 CFR Part 11 was issued to address electronic records and signatures, as many laboratories and other FDA-regulated organizations began seeking ways to move into a paperless environment.
This guidance has been modified over the years to make it more palatable to industry, and this includes discretionary enforcement measures. The intent was to avoid creating a huge regulatory compliance cost to industry that was initially preventing companies from embracing the technology.
This session will provide some insight into current trends in compliance and enforcement that can help in preparation for an FDA inspection or audit of computer systems that are regulated.There are some key areas of focus that will be covered that will help you to plan for an on-site inspection.
Areas Covered in the Session :
- Computer System Validation (CSV) and the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Methodology
- GxP – Good Manufacturing, Laboratory and Clinical Practices
- 21 CFR Part 11, Electronic Records/Electronic Signatures (ER/ES)
- Data Archival to ensure security, integrity and compliance
- Validation Strategy that will take into account the system risk assessment and system categorization (GAMP V) processes
- Recent FDA findings for companies in regulated industries
- The resources, documentation and room preparation necessary to adequately prepare for inspection
- Interactive Q&A Session
Who Should Attend:
- Anyone who is involved in the development, testing, manufacturing, storage, handling and distribution of product must understand and conform to FDA requirements for data quality and integrity, and computer system validation (CSV)
- Finally, anyone who is acting as a consultant or contractor to a company in an FDA-regulated industry should attend to ensure they are able to bring the most current knowledge and expertise to their assignment