21 CFR Part 11 Training Overview

The attendee will learn how to comply with FDA's 21 CFR Part 11 guidance, which addresses the use of electronic records and electronic signatures (ER/ES). There are specific security and authentication requirements that are not necessarily covered by the standard computer system validation (CSV) approach, and go somewhat beyond this.

We will also address the roles of people involved in validating and supporting the systems, aside from just the standard system users. There are many tasks and functions they need to understand in order to be in compliance.


Part I The Keys to COTS Computer System Validation 1 hour

  • The Keys to COTS Computer System Validation
  • “GxP” Computer Systems
  • Regulatory Oversight
  • Software Categorization
  • “COTS” Software
  • “Cloud” Solutions
  • SaaS Solutions

Part II Step-Wise Process for COTS Risk-Based Computer System Validation and Change Control 1 hour

  • Computer System Validation (CSV)
  • System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Methodology
  • Computer System Risk Assessment
  • CSV Policies and Procedures
  • System Operations and Maintenance
  • Organizational Readiness
  • CSV Documentation
  • System and Data Governance

Break 30 min

Part III 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance 1 hour.

  • FDA’s 21 CFR Part 11 Electronic Records and Electronic Signatures (ER/ES) Compliance
  • 21 CFR Part 11 Overview
  • 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance
  • Part IV Purchasing COTS Software 1 hour
  • Vendor Audit Background
  • Vendor Audit Strategy and Planning
  • Vendor Audit Execution
  • Validation Strategy
  • Validation Components

Part V Industry Best Practices 1 hour

  • FDA Inspection Trends
  • Industry Trends - Deficiencies
  • Industry Best Practices
  • Wrap-Up Session
  • Q&A 30 mins

Who will benefit

Professionals in the following industries may also benefit from the content:

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Medical Diagnostics
  • Biotechnology
  • Tobacco and Related (Vapor, e-Cigarette, Cigar, etc.)
  • Animal Health
  • Any other FDA-regulated industry, plus any Life Science Consulting or Contracting firm
  • Information technology managers and analysts
  • Production managers and analysts
  • QC/QA managers and analysts
  • Clinical data managers and scientists
  • Compliance managers
  • Lab managers and staff
  • Automation analysts
  • Computer system validation specialists
  • GMP training specialists
  • Business stakeholders and individuals who are responsible for computer system validation planning, execution, reporting, compliance, training and audit
  • Consultants working in the life sciences, tobacco and related industries who are involved in computer system implementation, validation and compliance

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Faculty Carolyn Troiano

Carolyn Troiano

Midlothian, Virginia, United States

Award winning FDA Compliance Speaker for Validation, 21 CFR Part 11 (Electronic Records/Signatures) and Data Integrity

My experience includes 34+ years in IT/ Business, Marketing & Compliance leadership and management roles at a variety of Fortune 100 companies, across multiple industries.

My successes include building and managing teams and business units at multiple “greenfield” sites in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and IT consulting industries, as well as in the public sector. I have weathered numerous layoffs, mergers and acquisitions, and demonstrated my very strong leadership skills in helping staff get through difficult times.

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Margaret A. Clifton ( Manager, Quality Systems) CSL Plasma

The presenters subject matter knowledge is extensive which enables information to be shared in detail. (Training Attended on Risk Based Verification and Validation Planning to Meed US FDA and ISO 13485 Requirements )

Stuart Chisholm (Sr. Principal Device Engineer) Teva Pharmaceuticals