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Mastering Challenges of Data Integrity and Computer System Validation

Sep 05 - Sep 06, 2019
Munich, Germany

This 2-day training course provides practical guidance to understand the basics of data integrity and computer system validation and offers real world learning examples of integrated approaches. A mixture of lectures and interactive sessions provides a maximum of learning success.

  • Education
  • Europe

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Program Highlights


Data Integrity is currently a hot topic in the pharmaceutical industry and in the focus of health authority inspections.

A properly validated computer system allows to establish and maintain over time the data integrity: once the regulatory requirements are met through a consistent and rigorous validation process, this implies that the required controls are in place.

This 2-day training course provides practical guidance to understand the basics of data integrity and computer system validation and offers real world learning examples of integrated approaches. A mixture of lectures and interactive sessions provides a maximum of learning success.

On the first day the focus is on regulatory foundation of data integrity, ALCOA(+) principle, data governance, modelling of data/process flows, and hybrid systems. The second day consists of workshops around risk evaluation and presentation/discussions about general principles of computer system validation and audit trail reviews.


  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Thursday, 05 September 2019

    Welcome and Introduction

    Regulatory Update

    • Essential Requirements / Update Guideline Changes
    • Inspection Findings / e.g. Warning Letters

    Coffee Break

    “ALCOA +”

    • General requirements and principals
    • Interactive session

    Lunch Break

    Code of Conduct/Data Governance

    Data Lifecycle / Data Integrity – Part 1

    • Presentation of a sample process

    Managing Hybrid Systems

    • pH-meter, autoclave , HPLC

    Coffee Break

    Data Lifecycle / Data Integrity – Part 2

    • Interactive Session: Modelling the Process

    End of Day 1

  • Friday, 06 September 2019

    Recap Day 1

    Data Lifecycle / Data Integrity – Part 3

    • Interactive session: Risk evaluation, risk mitigation measures

    Coffee Break

    Validation and Data Integrity

    • Principles of Computer Systems Validation
      • Software Categories
      • Validation Approaches
    • System Validation lifecycle
      • Simple vs. complex systems
    • Validation responsibilities and role of suppliers

    Lunch Break

    Validation of commercial software

    • Data Migration projects
    • Part 11, Annex 11

    Interactive Session

    • Risk evaluation of simple vs. complex types

    Coffee Break

    Audit Trail and its Review

    • Requirements for Audit-Trail
    • Risk-based approach to the review of Audit Trail

    Wrap-up, Q&A

    End of Course


Roberto Bertini
Roberto Bertini
Stefan Godersky
Stefan Godersky
Stefan Wurzer
Stefan Wurzer

Additional Information

  • Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives

    • Acquire basics about Data Integrity and Computer System Validation
    • Apply concepts of data integrity on computer system validation
    • Gain experience through real world examples
    • Obtain knowledge to deal with the audit trail review challenge
    • Understand the ideas behind ALCOA
    • Perform computer system validation by your own
  • Who Should Attend

    Who Should Attend

    • Managers responsible for IT systems in pharma and
      supplier companies
    • Validation Managers
    • Laboratory Supervisors
    • Production Supervisors
    • QA Managers
    • Everybody, who is involved in the topics of Data Integrity and
      Computer System Validation
  • Accreditation


    Continuing Education for Pharmacists

    ACPE PDA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Participants may sign up to receive Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) credits. To do so, participants must sign in at the beginning of the program, submit the provided evaluation forms and mail the CPE credit request to the address stated on the form. Attendees must be present at the full event to receive Continuing Pharmacy Education credit, which will be awarded as follows:

    PDA # / ACPE # / CEUs:
    Type of Activity: Not Applicable

    ALERT   ACPE and NABP developed the CPE Monitor that allows pharmacists to electronically track their continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credits. The CPE Monitor will reject any CPE credit requests submitted past 60 days from date of ACPE-accredited activity. Always submit CPE activity claims as soon as possible. For more information, please visit the ACPE or NABP website.
    Continuing Education for Professional Engineers
    New Jersey

    PDA is an approved provider by the New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors to offer courses to New Jersey Professional Engineers for Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) credit. Following the full participation in this course, participants will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment specifying the number of CPC credits that may be awarded. This certificate can be submitted as verification of completion to the Board for license renewal.

    The credit value of this course is CPC credits.
    North Carolina

    PDA is recognized by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors as an Approved Sponsor of Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) activities for Professional Engineers licensed by North Carolina. To receive a Certificate of Accomplishment specifying the number of Professional Development Hours (PDH) that may be awarded, course participants must request the North Carolina Board of Examiners evaluation form from PDA staff. This form must be completed onsite at the conclusion of the course and returned to PDA staff.

    The credit value of this course is PDH credits.

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Sheraton Munich Arabellapark Hotel

Arabellastrasse 5
Munich, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)89 92320

Sheraton Munich Arabellapark Hotel
  • Accommodations

    Hotel Website

    The elegant 4-star Sheraton Munich Arabellapark Hotel offers a soundproof accommodation in a residential area of Munich. Featuring chic architecture, the hotel was renovated in 2007. The property is located in Bogenhausen district, 3.5 km from Marienplatz. The city center lies within 4 km from the venue.

    A spectacular view over the countryside welcomes guests to club superior king suite, junior king suite and executive flat with modern-style décor. The property boasts views of Alps from its rooms. Room facilities also include a microwave, an electric kettle and coffee/tea makers for self-catering. The property is in a 5-minute walking distance from Richard-Strauss-Straße subway station. It will take 35 minutes to get to Franz Josef Strauss airport by car.

    PDA Europe has reserved a limited number of rooms until the 7th July 2019.
    Book Your Room for the PDA Group Rate.

    Single Room € 169 per night* 
    Double Room € 194 per night*

    *Rates are per room and night, including the following services and benefits free of charge:

    • Buffet Breakfast in the restaurant
    • Wireless Internet Connection (WI-FI)
    • VAT, Taxes and Service will apply
  • Amenities

How to Get Here

By Air

Nearest Airport: Munich Airport - MUC
Airport Phone:
+49 89 975 00

By Car

21.7 mi (35 km), 29 min by car. Sheraton Munich Arabellapark Hotel is located at ArabellaStrasse 5, Munich 81925 Germany.

Other Options

Estimated taxi fare: 55 EUR (one way).

Bus service fee: 10.5 EUR (one way).


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Regular Price
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All Participants €1.595

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