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Introduction to Computer Systems Validation REMOTE LEARNING



REMOTE LEARNING - this course will be delivered to you live online from the UK. 

Course Information

This two and a half day course is the ideal external training opportunity for people needing to gain a basic understanding of computerised system validation.  The knowledge gained will help attendees to validate systems within their own organisation for use in GxP (GLP, GCP, GMP, GDP and GPvP) environments, and to audit validated computerised systems to assure compliance with the applicable GxP regulations.

The course starts with an introduction to the regulatory requirements and the system lifecycle and then concentrates on the practicalities of validating computerised systems and auditing these systems.

The course provides a mixture of presentations, discussions and practical workshops.


This course will provide delegates with an understanding of the computerised system validation process, including:

  • Definition of end user requirements
  • Risk management, including supplier assessment and techniques for audit planning
  • Validation planning and reporting
  • Linking system development with good business practices
  • Formal testing and qualification
  • Understanding of data integrity and security issues
  • How to assess system validation documentation to verify compliance

Who should attend

  • IT professionals new to implementing computerised systems into regulated environments
  • Quality professionals who monitor or audit computerised systems
  • System owners, end users, tester and project staff

Course Tutors

Tutors will be comprised from the list below:

Nichola Stevens
Director and Principal Consultant, Nuncius Compliance (Course Principal)

Barry McManus
Consultancy Partner, Empowerment Quality Engineering Ltd

Recent Feedback

"Huge amount was provided and in details for an introductory course."
"I liked Barry that used schemes to explain the unimaginable IT part. Very helpful during the exercise and quite open to share ideas and suggestions."
"Both tutors were very experienced and were able to answer the questions very well. The presentations were clearly structured."

CPD Points

19 Points

Course Programme - please note this programme is for our face to face course and an amended version will be sent out once details are finalised.

Please note this course will run in UK timezone.



Day 1 

11.45 Registration 
Welcome, Introduction and Expectation Setting
12.45 Lunch
 13.30 Why Validate?  Regulations and Guidance on Computerised System Validation 
 14.00 Overview of lifecycle and user requirements
15.00 Break
15.15 Project Introduction
Exercise 1 - User Requirements
 16.30 Risk Management
17.20 Day 1 Summary and Q&A
17.30 Close of day

Day 2

9.00 Supplier Assessment
10.00 Exercise 2 - Supplier Assessment
10.45 Break
11.00 Validation Planning
 12.00 Test Overview and Test Planning
13.00 Lunch
13.45 Test Overview and Test Planning (continued)
 14.15 Test Script Design and Execution
15.15 Break
15.45 Test Script Design and Execution (continued)
 16.15 Infrastructure Configuration and Qualification 
 17.00 Day 2 Summary, Q&A and close of day

Day 3 

09.00 Exercise 3 - Test Script Design
10.00 Validation Reporting
10.45 Break
11.15 Maintaining the Validated State
 12.00 Change Control 
12.45 Lunch
 13.15 Data Integrity
 14.15 Excel Spreadsheet Validation
15.00 Break
15.15 Course wrap up and check expectations met
15.45 Close of course 

Course Material

This course will be run completely online. You will receive an email with a link to our online system, which will house your licensed course materials and access to the remote event. 

Please note this course will run in UK timezone.

The advantages of this include

  • Ability for delegates to keep material on a mobile device
  • Ability to review material at any time pre and post course 
  • Environmental benefits – less paper being used per course
  • Access to an online course group to enhance networking

You will need a stable internet connection, a microphone and a webcam. 

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