The easing of the requirements detailed in 21 CFR Part 11, has lead to other requirements being mandated. These requirements are all detailed in our up-dated Validation Risk Assessment document. The Validation Risk Assessment (VRA) is now a pretty essential document to have and use.
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It is a mandatory requirement that certain aspects of this assessment are documented and held as a regulatory required record. These are;
Does the software require full life cycle validation?
Does the software produce records that must comply with 21 CFR Part 11?
If the data is definitely predicate data; how is compliance achieved?
The answers to these questions are required to enable the Validation Plan to provide sufficient information to the protocol writers, to enable them to define the correct content for the IQ/OQ/PQ protocols.
The VP is then used by the protocol writers as the official mandate for protocol content
A recent warning letter demonstrates just how few companies use a Gap Analysis to validate that they are compliant. CAPA discrepancies continue to be the biggest single source of problems. However the daddy of them all recently has been a well known company that had carefully documented the levels of experience and educational standards required for various GMP sensitive roles (In accordance with GMP), only for the FDA to find the persons in these jobs were not qualified properly. (click here to read)
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This popular Validation Risk Assessment (VRA) has now been edited and enlarged to include Part 11 assessment tables for you to use in classifying which of your predicate records require to be stored in compliance with 21 Part 11, and which do not. It also includes an Excel spreadsheet to allow you to establish a permanent record of all such judgements, as is now mandated by the regulatory authorities.