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GMP News No. 774
21 August 2006
Annual Review 2005
The European Compliance Academy (ECA) is still the leading Europeanassociation with regard to GMP and FDA compliance. End of 2005, close to3.000 members represented 44 countries from all over Europe andabroad.
GMP In-house Training – Continued Success in 2005
As in the years before, the European Compliance Academy also conducteda great number of in-house training courses in 2005. This service isrealised together with CONCEPT HEIDELBERG. For all In-house trainings theECA relies on a pool with high-level speakers who specialised in variousareas and who are professionally, methodically and didactically topqualified – guaranteeing high quality trainings. To find out more aboutIn-house training, please click here.
CD-ROM "GMP Navigator" 8.0
Traditionally, the GMP Navigator CD-ROM is a very unique anduseful tool. The new version 8.0 was issued in March and contains morethan 800 guidelines from
comprising several thousand pages of regulations. It also holds the FDAWarning Letters from the past 3 fiscal years. A comfortable searchfunction allows users to browse the complete CD content by key words andto directly retrieve guidelines and regulations they are specificallyinterested in.
Every participant of an ECA event will receive the CD-ROM free ofcharge.
GMP Certification Programme
In the past years, many professionals took advantage of ECA's highquality GMP Certification Programme to advance their knowledge and to getan additional qualification – making our programme the leading educationservice for GMP professionals. Today, ECA offers the followingqualification levels:
As in the previous years we'll further develop the programme to offernew certifications.
ECA Working Programme 2005
The ECA will continue to depend exclusively on the voluntary work ofits members and Advisory Board members. Only because of this support andthe co-operation with CONCEPT HEIDELBERG is it possible for us to offerall of the services free of charge to our members.
Advisory Board Members
In 2005, we were again able to extend the ECA activities through thework of our Advisory Board with members from the industry, associationsand authorities. For instance, in addition to extending the ECACertification Programme we also initiated the founding of the first ECAWorking Group on Rapid Microbiological Methods (RMM), a unique group inEurope with the goal to exchange knowledge and opinions between industryand regulatory authorities on an expert level.
The Advisory Board Members are: