Day One

Lecture 1:

Requirements and approaches for Instrument Qualification and Computer System Validation

  • FDA/EU, ICH and PIC/S requirements
  • Lessons from recent FDA warning letters
  • Understanding the terminology: qualification, calibration, verification, validation.
  • EU/PICS GMP Annex 15: Validation and Qualification
  • USP Chapter <1058> for analytical instruments: current and proposed changes
  • Lessons from GAMP®5 and from the GAMP® guide: "A Risk based Approach to Laboratory Systems"
  • Planning for cost-effective qualification and validation
  • Which systems require qualification/validation

Lecture 2:

Going through the equipment qualification phases

  • Develop a project plan from the master plan
  • Writing requirement specifications
  • Documenting installation and installation qualification
  • Testing for initial operational qualification
  • System Suitability testing for performance qualification
  • Preparing and executing test protocols
  • Preparing inspection ready documentation
  • Maintenance, requalification and change control

Lecture 3:

Cost Effective Validation of Computer Systems: Step-by-Step - Part 1

  • Selecting the right validation lifecycle model
  • Going through examples of a complete computer system validation from beginning to end
  • Rrisk assessment for type and extend of validation
  • Defining user requirements based on risk
  • Vendor assessment and supplier agreements
  • Testing and documenting installation
  • Going through examples for OQ and PQ testing
  • Writing the validation report

Lecture 4:

Validation of Computer Systems - Part II

  • Leveraging validation efforts of identical systems
  • Validation of existing equipment and computer systems
  • Preparing inspection ready validation documentation
  • Integrating the GAMP® guide with USP <1058> for integrated instrument and system validation
  • IT infrastructure qualification and validation of networked systems
  • Validation and use of cloud computing in FDA/EU regulated environments
  • Recommendations for different cloud models and services
  • Validation of mobile apps

Day Two

Lecture 1:

Validation and control of Excel spreadsheet applications

  • Designing spreadsheets for compliance
  • Validation approach for spreadsheet applications
  • When, what and how much to test?
  • Recommendations from GAMP®5 for testing native Excel functions
  • How to ensure spreadsheet and data integrity
  • Going through examples
  • Excel spreadsheet validation from beginning to the end: A case study that can be used by everybody

Lecture 2:

Maintaining the validated state of computer systems

  • Ongoing training of users and IT staff
  • System maintenance and data backup
  • Change control: Handling planned and unplanned changes, e.g., handling security patches
  • Periodic review vs. revalidation
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity
  • Retirement of computer systems and data migration

Lecture 3:

Introduction to FDA 21 CFR Part 11 and EU/PICS Annex 11

  • Objective, scope, current situation and future of Part11
  • Requirements overview and spirit of the regulation
  • Requirements for electronic records
  • Requirements for electronic and digital signature
  • Additional requirements from the PICS/EU Annex 11, from the UK MHRA and from the WHO GMP data integrity guidelines
  • FDA/EU inspection and enforcement practices of electronic records: examples of recent FDA warning letters
  • User requirements for Part11/Annex 11 based on risk
  • Upgrading old or purchasing new systems: compliance and business aspects
  • Six steps for implementation of Part11/Annex 11

Lecture 4:

Ensuring and documenting Integrity of Laboratory (Raw)data and other Records

  • Definition of raw data: FDA/EMA requirements
  • What to archive for hybrid systems: paper records or electronic records
  • The importance of electronic audit trail to document data integrity
  • Review of electronic audit trail: who, what, and how
  • How to ensure availability of electronic records throughout the entire retention period
  • Steps for validating security and integrity functions
  • Examples how to ensure and document data integrity and security
  • Preparing your company for data integrity audits

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  • Chairman, presenter and panel discussion member at US-FDA Industry Training sessions and conferences
  • Served as team member of PDA's task forces "21 CFR Part 11", of US-FDA internal documents, and of the GAMP® special interest group on Laboratory Systems.
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  • Author of the books "Validation and Qualification in Analytical Laboratories, and "Validation of Computerized Analytical and Networked Systems"

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