With 21 CFR Part 11, the FDA ushered in the use of modernized technology for records and submissions. The regulation made electronic records and signatures as valid as paper records and handwritten signatures. Part 11 does not mandate the use of electronic systems. Rather, it specifies the requirements for companies that choose to use digitized systems in their compliance efforts.
21 CFR Part 11 states that electronic records and electronic signatures are treated the same as paper records and handwritten signatures. Regulated companies with any documents or records in electronic format must comply with the regulation.
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Complies with subparts A, B and C, section 11.3 by providing time-stamped audit trail, reporting and electronic signature capabilities. Security features include dual passwords for document approval. It also has password expiration, encryption and certification. An account lockout prevents unauthorized users from gaining system access.
Complies with subpart B, section 11.10 by providing a risk-based approach to testing and software adoption. It drastically cuts down on the testing time and eases the overall validation burden, allowing companies to perform a complete validation in a matter of days, or even hours.
Complies with subpart B, section 11.10 by automating every step of change control processes, enabing you to achieve faster turnaround times. Customizable reports show real-time status of change control tasks and the entire quality system.
Complies with subpart B, section 11.10 by automating the management of all training processes. Easily route, follow-up and escalate training. Provide online exams, allow group sign off and automate sequencing of training tasks.
21 CFR Part 11 simplifies records management and signature processes by permitting the use of digital technology for these quality tasks. FDA-regulated companies will naturally benefit from more speed and better efficiency, which can be achieved with the right quality management system (QMS).
21 CFR Part 11 applies to predicate rules such as the current good manufacturing practice (CGMP), good laboratory practice (GLP) and good clinical practice (GCP) regulations. Another rule is that companies must retain certain records for a specific amount of time. Access to documents must be available upon request. A paperless record management system makes it easier to comply with this rule.
Compliance with 21 CFR Part 11 is easier and more effective with connected quality systems.
Many of the MasterControl solutions have been designed specifically to meet the requirements of 21 CFR Part 11. They help you ensure data integrity as well as maintain complete and accurate records that are accessible in real time.
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