Practical Application of Computerized Systems Compliance: Applying the GAMP® 5 Guide: A Risk-based Approach to Compliant GxP Computerized Systems

Practical Application of Computerized Systems Compliance: Applying the GAMP® 5 Guide: A Risk-based Approach to Compliant GxP Computerized Systems (T11)


This interactive workshop gives participants hands-on experience in applying practical techniques and solutions to solve computerized systems compliance challenges. Participants will discuss and analyze case studies, apply newly acquired knowledge to hypothetical case-study systems, and have the opportunity to discuss their own real-life challenges with other participants and an expert trainer. Participants should come prepared to work in groups to devise workable and creative solutions to realistic problems and case study scenarios, facilitated by the instructor.

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What You Will Learn

  • Overview of key themes and concepts in GAMP® 5
  • Understanding the business and manufacturing process and the overall GxP Risk
  • Developing a strategy and writing a Computerized Systems Validation Plan
  • Supplier assessment and leveraging supplier knowledge and documentation
  • Choosing a suitable specification and verification approach
  • GAMP® 5 Quality Risk Management approach (based on ICH Q9)
  • Specific risk assessment tools for computerized systems
  • Selecting a suitable lifecycle and scaling the lifecycle based on risk, complexity, and novelty
  • Dealing with end user applications, including spreadsheets
  • Dealing with existing (Legacy) systems, by applying GAMP® 5 principles
  • Regulatory hot topics
  • Question and answer session to address any outstanding issues

Resources and Activities

GAMP® 5 Guide: A Risk-based Approach to Compliant GxP Computerized Systems

Course Modules

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Industry Trends and Updates
  • Key Concepts
  • Lifecycle Activities
  • Regulated Company Activities & Supplier Assessment
  • Quality Risk Management
  • End User Applications
  • Applying GAMP® 5 to Legacy Systems

Who Should Attend

  • Quality assurance and quality control specialists, validation specialists, manufacturing supervisors, technical support personnel, engineers, MIS professionals and all levels of management who need a practical understanding of computerized system compliance
  • Computer system vendors or consultants, engineering contractors, and validation service companies
  • Those who have previously attended a GAMP® Basic Principles training course or those whose practical experience has provided the equivalent level of knowledge

Additional Course Details

This course was developed by members of the ISPE GAMP® Community of Practice. GAMP® was established by industry leaders to interpret and improve the understanding of regulations governing the use of computerized systems in pharmaceutical manufacturing.

This course includes a pre-recorded Webinar that provides a review of the basics prior to the classroom course. Access information will be provided via email one week prior to the start of the training event.

Learing Objectives:

  • Understand why the industry developed the GAMP® guidance, the objectives of the Guidance, the history of the GAMP® initiative and how it has evolved
  • Review the structure and content of GAMP® 5
  • Define key GAMP® 5 themes, concepts, and the GAMP system Life Cycle
  • Build upon and expand understanding of the regulatory requirements and expectations for the compliance of computerized systems used in pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Apply this understanding to example systems and case studies
  • Analyze case studies and apply the GAMP® 5 process for achieving compliance and fitness for intended use
  • Apply quality risk management and risk assessment concepts

Community of Practice (COP)

This Training course is of particular interest to existing and future members of the ISPE GAMP® Community of Practice (COP).

Daily Schedule and Pricing

This course is not currently scheduled, but may be offered at your company site. Please contact ISPE for more information