Roland Miksche, MiRo Consulting, Vienna, Austria
This Live Online Training aims to give participants a comprehensive overview of regulatory, technical and data integrity requirements for using Excel spreadsheets in a regulated GxP-environment. The translation of regulatory requirements into a lean and compliant approach will be demonstrated. Practical examples, exercises (including polling questions) and Q&A sessions ensure interaction and that all questions are answered.
Excel is widely used in laboratories, in production as well as in quality departments in both larger and smaller companies for GxP-relevant applications. The easy to use of spreadsheets allow making calculations, selections and colourful presentations in a very convenient way.
Quite often, numerous risks with regard to data integrity result from the diverse, flexible and sometimes very complex application possibilities. If Excel is used in a GxP-regulated environment for quality-relevant tasks, regulatory and data integrity requirements must be met. Files and calculations should be secured in such a way that formulas are not accidentally overwritten, templates are not changed or deleted and traceability of input, processing and output is trustworthy. Furthermore, accidental input of an inappropriate data type should be prevented.
However, controls are quite often inadequate and this may result in a compliance risk. Such Excel applications may easily come into focus in authority inspections.
This Live Online Training is aimed at all those responsible for Excel applications in the various departments (e.g. quality control, quality management, production, IT).
It will be of interest in particular for personnel from the following industries:
- Pharmaceutical companies
- API manufacturer
- GLP Laboratories
- other companies working according to GxP
Also addressed are employees of medical device manufacturers as well as of universities and research institutions who, for regulatory reasons, have to use Excel in a GxP compliant way.
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Regulatory Requirements and Areas of Usage
- Regulatory requirements
- Findings for spreadsheets
- Areas of usage in the GxP environment (e.g. Quality Control, Manufacturing)
Data Integrity Requirements
- Access restriction
Application of Requirements
- Lifecycle approach according to GAMP 5
- Intended use
- Developer qualification
- Criticality and complexity risk assessment
- Procedures for use & Operation
- Procedures for system Administration
- Central services (terminal server, data server)
- Protection, access Management
- Data validation, user guidance
- Name Manager
- Coding Standards
- Maintenance, changes (template cycle)
- Backup, disaster recovery, business continuity
- IT support
Questions and Answers Sessions
Participants are invited to ask Questions
- Use case
- Practical examples
- Poll questionnaires