GMP News - Computer Validation


IT Infrastructure in GMP Inspections

The validation of computer-based systems is a regular part in GMP inspections. In this context, the IT infrastructure has also become an important topic. Read more about the regulatory requirements and deficiencies in inspection practice.



GLP: New Data Integrity Guideline

The "OECD SERIES ON PRINCIPLES OF GOOD LABORATORY PRACTICE AND COMPLIANCE MONITORING" document No. 22 is a comprehensive, well-written, fluently readable guide to data integrity in the Good Laboratory Practice area.



Change Control for Computerised Systems

Change control is mandatory to maintain the validated state also for computerised systems and is subject to inspections. What are the regulatory requirements and what is the inspection practice?



System Descriptions in GMP Inspections

As part of inspections the authorities also check computerised systems. Klaus Feuerhelm, former inspector at the Regierungspräsidium Tübingen, has created a TOP 3 list of the most frequent complaints for 2020. TOP 2 of the list - system descriptions. What were the deficiencies found here?



PIC/S publishes final Document on Data Integrity

The Pharmaceutical Inspection Co-operation Scheme (PIC/S), as the international association of pharmaceutical inspectors, published the long-awaited guidance document on data integrity on July 1, 2021. Read more about the contents of the document PI 041 "Good Practices for Data Management and Data Integrity in regulated GMP/GDP Environments".



ALCOA+ - what does it mean?

When we talk about data and data integrity, we always talk about ALCOA+. But what is hidden behind this abbreviation and do you really understand the implications?



Cloud Computing: Regulations for the Return Transmission of Data in the Event of Business Discontinuation

The issue of data integrity generates a multitude of questions. Current questions are addressed in a loose sequence of News. Question 10: What regulations must be in place to ensure that in case of business discontinuation (insolvency) of a cloud service provider, the data is completely returned to the client?



Data Integrity Issues at the Focus of a Warning Letter for a US-American Company

Data integrity issues remain at the focus of FDA inspections. Insufficient or missing controls to ensure the integrity of electronic test data were one of the reasons for the Warning Letter issued to the American company Stason Pharmaceuticals.



Audit Trail Review for Devices with "Standard Audit Trail" Functions

The topics data integrity/audit trail generate a multitude of questions. Current questions are addressed in a loose sequence of News. Question 8: What is the procedure for devices with standard audit trail functions if only a fraction of the data is relevant for the audit trail review?



New Brazilian ANVISA Guide for the Validation of Computerised Systems

On 14 April 2020, the Brazilian regulatory authority ANVISA published a new guideline for the validation of computerised systems which is to replace the guideline of the same name from 2010. Find out more about the main contents and further developments here.



Remote GCP Inspections

The EMA released a new guidance explaining how remote Good Clinical Practice (GCP) inspections should be conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic.



EMA clarifies Computer Validation and Data Integrity responsibilities in Clinical Trials

The EMA recently published a notice to sponsors which clarifies the responsibilities in regard to the qualification and validation of computer systems and data Integrity in clinical trials.



Audit Trail in the Centre of an FDA Warning Letter

The modification and deletion of electronic data must be documented by an audit trail. A missing audit trail led to a Warning Letter to the Indian company Shriram Institute for Industrial Research.



Remote Access to Critical GxP Systems by Service Providers

The topic data integrity raises a multitude of questions. Current questions are addressed in a loose sequence of News. Question 8: Must there be regulations for remote access by service providers to GxP-critical systems and what data integrity requirements must they contain?



How to handle Legacy Systems if no Audit Trail is available or a "User Login" is not possible?

The topic data integrity raises a multitude of questions. Current questions are addressed in a loose sequence of News. Question 7: How to handle Legacy Systems if no audit trail is available or a "user login" is not possible?


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