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Training Overview

Analytical instruments and computerised systems operating in regulated laboratories must
be fit for intended use. This is achieved by using a combination of analytical instrument
qualification (AIQ) and computerised system validation (CSV). In the current regulatory
environment instruments and systems must ensure data integrity and therefore technical
controls must be enabled to ensure this as well as being included within the scope of a
CSV project. Regulations, either current interpretations of existing ones or following the
issuance of updated ones, allow for risk-based approaches but many laboratories either
do not consider this or are held back by ultra conservative quality assurance departments.
This course is intended to take a practical and risk-based approach to integrated AIQ and
CSV. Instead of automating the status quo any laboratory process should be mapped and
redesigned for electronic working by removing spreadsheets and paper printouts. To
achieve this requires the implementation of applications that are technically compliant.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain an insight on how to test a computerised system efficiently
    and effectively
  • Clear understanding of applicable regulations and
    guidance for AIQ and CSV
  • Change control and configuration management

Who should attend?

  •  Laboratory managers, supervisors and analytical scientists responsible for instruments and systems
  • Computer validation personnel
  •  Quality assurance
  • IT staff responsible for regulated computerised system


Bob McDowall, PhD
Bob McDowall, PhDDirector, R D McDowall Ltd.

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