In the life sciences industry, many of the software systems we use must comply with federal regulations. The purpose of these regulations, such as U.S. FDA 21 CFR Part 11, is to ensure that the data being housed and produced by these software systems is accurate and trustworthy. When the FDA first introduced 21 CFR […]
Posts Tagged ‘electronic signatures’
Who Should Notify The FDA About Using Esigs: CRO Or Sponsor?
Several months ago we delivered a webinar on 21 CFR Part 11, based on a recent blog series. During the Q&A session at the end, someone asked the following question: Regarding “the organization” that needs to inform the FDA of the intended use of electronic signatures, in a CRO/Sponsor relationship, who is responsible: the […]
Top 5 Life Sciences Blog Posts From March 2015
Now that April is here, I thought it would be neat to look back at what our readers found most interesting last month. Below are the top five blog posts Perficient’s life sciences practice wrote in March – they’re ranked in order of popularity, with number one being the most viewed piece.
21 CFR Part 11 Decoded: One Final Look
This is the final post on the series dedicated to decoding the mystical “21 CFR Part 11” regulation that governs IT systems in the life sciences industry. How does it feel to have made it all the way through? I hope that, by now, you’re feeling much more comfortable with the purpose, organization, and […]
21 CFR Part 11 Decoded: Controls For ID Codes/Passwords
Welcome to the final post in the 21 CFR Part 11 “mini-series” on Subpart C – Electronic Signatures, which happens to be the final section in the 21 CFR Part 11 regulation. Let’s polish up our decoder rings one last time for Section 11.300 – Controls for Identification Codes/Passwords. In the table below, the […]
21 CFR Part 11 Decoded: E-Signature Components and Controls
This post is the second in the 21 CFR Part 11 “mini-series” that is focused on Subpart C – Electronic Signatures. Today, we’ll be using our decoder rings to learn the secrets in Section 11.200 – Electronic Signature Components and Controls.
21 CFR Part 11 Decoded: Electronic Signature General Requirements
Welcome to the first post in the 21 CFR Part 11 “mini-series” focused on Subpart C – Electronic Signatures. We’ve come a long way since that first post in which we decoded what the name “21 CFR Part 11” even means, haven’t we? We are in the final stretch! Let’s get out our decoder […]
21 CFR Part 11 Decoded: Definitions
In the previous two posts in this 21 CFR Part 11 Subpart A “mini-series,” we decoded Sections 11.1 – Scope and 11.2 – Implementation. It’s time to wrap up this mini-series with Section 11.3 – Definitions. Make sure no one is looking and then grab your decoder rings! In the table below, the actual language […]
21 CFR Part 11 Decoded: Implementation
In the first post in this 21 CFR Part 11 Subpart A “mini-series,” we decoded Section 11.1 – Scope. It’s time to grab your decoder rings again while we take a look at the next Section, 11.2 – Implementation. In the table below, the actual language from each regulation is on the left, and my […]
21 CFR Part 11 Decoded: Scope
In the previous post in this series, we explained what the name “21 CFR Part 11” means and how the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is organized. In this post, we will actually dive into Part 11 and begin to decode Subpart A – General Provisions. Because Subpart A contains three Sections (Scope, Implementation, and […]
The 21 CFR Part 11 Decoder Ring
If you’re connected to the life sciences industry in one way or another, odds are you’ve heard the term “21 CFR Part 11.” You may have gathered that it’s a set of regulations related to computer systems, but, unless you work in some sort of compliance group, you might not understand what it’s about or […]
Maximizing Your Document Management System ROI Through Digital Signatures
It’s probably a safe assumption that your organization made the switch to an electronic document management system (e.g., SharePoint, Office 365, Documentum, Alfresco, NextDocs, eDOCs DM) some time ago. Take a few minutes and think back on the underlying reasons for that investment. I’m sure the list you came up with includes things like keeping […]