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Good Documentation Practices and Data Integrity
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
This course presents the regulatory requirements and best practices for pharmaceutical documents, documentation, and record-keeping. It includes a review of the differences between documents and records; the typical ISO 9001 document hierarchy, as well as an explanation and appropriate content of each document level; record-keeping requirements, including the electronic signature and the requirements of 21 CFR Part 11; and the appropriateness and qualification of Excel spreadsheets for record keeping. General good documentation practices, incorporating the requirements in FDA's Guidance to Industry, “Data Integrity and Compliance With cGMP,” are also reviewed.
Course Objectives
  1. Understand FDA required documents and record requirements for pharmaceuticals.
  2. Understand how to compliantly record and maintain data whether in hard-copy or electronic format.
  3. Participants will learn regulatory expectations for data accuracy, review and integrity assurance.
Outline of Instruction
  1. FDAs requirements for documents and record keeping defined in 21 CFR 211.
  2. Differences, useage and purpose of documents typically found in pharmaceutical systems
  3. Good documentation practices as well as common errors and data omissions that occur in pharmaceutical documentation.
  4. Electronic signature and electronic record keeping requirements of 21 CFR Part 11
  5. Regulatory definition of raw data and the emerging regulatory expectations for data integrity
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 80% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
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Course Contact Information
Bionetwork Manager