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Data Integrity and Document Management Training Course

Data integrity is a critical issue in document governance and is increasingly becoming a focus for regulatory inspections globally. This course will equip you with the necessary knowledge to identify and avoid potential data integrity issues before auditors do.

★★★★★ "Laura Brown's webinar gave me more confident in data integrity she presented all the necessary infor... more (8)"

22 July 2024
+ 6 December 2024 »

from £549

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Course overview

Document management and data integrity are a key focus of regulatory inspections, with both EU and FDA inspectors increasingly observing violations during GxP inspections. It has become a critical issue in document governance and regulators expect staff working in GxP roles to have been trained in this important area.

Ensuring data integrity is an important component of the pharma industry’s responsibility to guarantee the safety, efficacy, and quality of drugs. Violations relating to document management and data integrity have led to numerous regulatory actions, in- cluding warning letters and critical inspection findings. To address these concerns, the FDA, EMA, MHRA and the World Health Organization (WHO) have all recently published data integrity guidelines.

This concise course covers the background to data integrity, why it is important and how its requirements affect both paper-based and computer-based systems. The programme will include discussion of the latest MHRA data integrity guide and EMA TMF guideline that should be considered by organisations involved in any aspect of the GxP pharmaceutical lifecycle (GCP, GMP, GLP and GvP). You will gain an understanding of the requirements for ensuring data integrity, review data integrity inspection findings, and get practical advice on defining and implementing an appropriate data governance process for compliance with data integrity requirements.

Benefits of attending:

  • Understand the importance of data integrity and good document practice
  • Ensure you are compliant with the new EU trial master file (TMF) guideline
  • Be aware of key regulations and guidelines
  • Discuss QMS considerations for data integrity and document management
  • Review document management and data integrity inspections to facilitate regulatory compliance
  • Consider the requirements for document management and data integrity governance to prevent data integrity breaches

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Who should attend?

This course is designed for managers and staff from all GxP areas in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries who are responsible for the creation, review, approval and/or reporting of data to ensure data integrity, in particular those working in:

  • Clinical trials
  • Manufacturing
  • Quality assurance/quality control
  • Compliance
  • Pharmacovigilance

QA personnel from CROs/CMOs and GxP auditors responsible for carrying out audits and self-inspections or external audits will also benefit from the programme.

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The Data Integrity and Document Management course will cover:

Principles of data integrity and good documentation practice

  • What is data integrity?
  • Why is data integrity important?
  • ALCOA principles
  • Good documentation practice including paper and electronic records

Data integrity regulations and guidelines

  • MHRA/WHO/FDA/EMA/PICS/ICH GCP R2 data integrity guidelines
  • Group review and discussion of some key regulated documents including the latest MHRA data integrity guide

Document management and data integrity inspection findings

  • MHRA, EMA findings, EU non-compliance reports
  • FDA findings
  • Group discussion on inspection findings

QMS considerations for Data integrity and documentation

  • What are the elements of QMS for data integrity?
  • Risk management considerations
  • Data governance
  • Discussion of participants experience and best practice for QMS and data governance

Data integrity for computer systems

  • Computer system validation considerations
  • What is expected for compliance for GxP systems?

Discussion of document and data integrity issues

  • Data integrity and digital signatures
  • Certified copies/true copies
  • Managing and preventing data integrity breaches

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Laura Brown
LB Training and Development Ltd

Dr Laura Brown MBA, BSc, PhD, is a pharmaceutical QA and training consultant and Senior Lecturer for the MSc in Clinical Research at the School of Pharmacy, University of Cardiff. She has more than 20 years’ experience of quality assurance in the pharmaceutical industry and has worked for several companies, including GSK, Hoechst Marion Roussel, Farmitalia and Phoenix International. Laura has a particular expertise in quality assurance including risk-based approaches to quality systems, data integrity and quality project management implementation in the pharmaceutical industry. She was Chair of the ACRPI GCP Forum for six years and regularly writes on pharmaceutical regulatory and quality issues including for the Research Quality Assurance Association’s journal.

More details

NEW higher discounts for multiple bookings - bring your colleagues to make your training budget go further:

  • 30% off the 2nd delegate*
  • 40% off the 3rd delegate*
  • 50% off the 4th delegate*

Please contact us for pricing if you are interested in booking 5 or more delegates

22 July 2024

Live online

09:30-17:00 UK (London) (UTC+01)
10:30-18:00 Paris (UTC+02)
04:30-12:00 New York (UTC-04)
Course code 13780

  • GBP 549 649
  • EUR 789 929
  • USD 893 1,049

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6 December 2024

Live online

09:30-17:00 UK (London) (UTC+00)
10:30-18:00 Paris (UTC+01)
04:30-12:00 New York (UTC-05)
Course code 14070

  • GBP 549 649
  • EUR 789 929
  • USD 893 1,049

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* Early booking discounts may not be combined with other discounts or offers. As such, the discounts for 2nd/3rd/4th delegates are based on the full price; and apply only when booking multiple delegates on the same date.

Reviews of IPI's Data Integrity and Document Management training course

Laura Brown's webinar gave me more confident in data integrity she presented all the necessary information to gain my confident. I really appreciate it.

Jul 24 2023

Kheira Heddi
Quality Assurance Officer, SGSUK

Jul 24 2023

The content was very useful for my daily work. The presentation was well prepared and the speaker made it easy to listen online.

Christiane Rederath
Clinical Research Associate, MSD Animal Health Innovation GmbH

Apr 5 2022

Great mix of content, from questions, group tasks, video etc. make it interactive. Great [speaker] allowed time for some discussions and questions, highly appreciated.

Bjarne Hansen
IT QA Specialist, Novo Nordisk A/S. Company Member no. 3431

Oct 4 2021

Personally I found the training very helpful as I realised how the concept of Data Integrity reflects in my daily work. I understood the big impact of Data Integrity in the Clinical Research which is becoming more and more digital.

Chiara Delmaestro
Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A.

Mar 5 2021

This webinar explained very well the complex matter of DI. Very engaging.

Serena Di Molfetta
Study Manager, Menarini Ricerche S.p.A.

Mar 11 2019

Really good speaker, lots of content to read through, covered just about all subject matter we required, presentation slides were good although quite a lot of slides to get through but this is understandable.

Nathan Entwistle
Senior Electronics Technician, Team Consulting

Mar 11 2019

The course is a basic guide to know about DI, to implement it is really a challenge. Overall the course was very useful. Friendliness of the Speaker made the entire session enjoyable.

Firoz Kabir
Senior Quality Assurance Specialist, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Europe Ltd

Mar 23 2018

Very good, really enjoyed it

Carmel Tynan
QP, Rtex Safety Ltd

United Kingdom

  • Advent Bioservices
  • Beckley Psytech Ltd
  • Mexichem UK Ltd
  • Mundipharma Reseach Ltd
  • Mundipharma Research Ltd
  • Oxford Lasers
  • Psychosis Research Unit
  • Sekisui Diagnostics
  • Sekisui Diagnostics (UK) Ltd
  • Seqirus
  • SGS
  • Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Europe Ltd
  • Team Consulting


  • MED-EL Medical Electronics
  • Octapharma ProduktionsgesmbH


  • Oystershell


  • LEO Pharma A/S
  • Novo Nordisk A/S. Company Member no. 3431


  • Carroll Compliance Ltd
  • Rtex Safety Ltd


  • Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A.
  • Menarini Ricerche S.p.A.




  • Boehringer Ingelheim


  • MSD Animal Health Innovation GmbH


  • Rontis Hellas S.A.


  • Gsap Biomed


  • AS Kalceks


  • ProQR Therapeutics N.V.


  • HemoCue AB

United States of America

  • Kalvista Pharmaceuticals

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Run Data Integrity and Document Management Live online for your team

1 day

Typical duration

Pricing from:

  • GBP 450
  • Per attendee, based on 10 attendees
  • Course tailored to your requirements
  • At your choice of location, or online


We can customise this course to your requirements and deliver it on an in-house basis for any number of your staff or colleagues.

Contact our in-house training experts Aleksandra Beer and Yesim Nurko to discuss your requirements:

Multiple colleagues? See above for details of our discounts for 2, 3, or 4 delegates. For more, talk to one of our training experts to discuss how to:

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Aleksandra Beer

Aleksandra BEER
Training expert

Yesim Nurko

Training expert

+44 (0)20 7749 4749