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   presents a proven, 3-day face-to-face training class:

FDA Auditing of Martin Browning teaches Part 11 compliance strategiesComputerized Systems

and Part 11 /Annex 11

EduQuest's most popular classroom course for 20 years.


   Understand and comply with FDA and EU rules for data integrity and security


   Learn from the very best: instructors who wrote the regulations, teach FDA inspectors, train industry Quality and IT specialists, and who themselves were expert FDA investigators


   Learn how to ensure your records and reports withstand the toughest scrutiny by FDA and third-party inspectors


   Be taught real-world ways to audit the proper validation of COTS, custom, hybrid, and vendor-hosted (cloud-based) computerized systems


Learn from former FDA investigators and policy-makers,

including the author of the original Part 11 rules,

as well as expert advisors who train and consult for global industry.


Receive expert advice from ex-FDA senior officials, former inspectors, and industry authorities.


Keep your company safe from FDA’s stepped-up enforcement in three areas directly impacted by Part 11 and computer systems validation:


  1. Data integrity, especially in product manufacturing and clinical trials

  2. Supplier quality assurance

  3. Audit trails and change control in virtual computing environments, including “Software as Service” and cloud computing


This course also includes a complete update on FDA’s latest Part 11 “tag-along” inspection initiatives and a thorough explanation of the EU's Annex 11 rules and their relationship with Part 11.



Get 3 days of hands-on Part 11/Annex 11 compliance

and inspection readiness training from the same instructors

who trained FDA and Health Canada inspectors and officials.


This course is based on the curriculum EduQuest originally developed at FDA’s request to train agency field investigators, analysts and compliance staff on Part 11 rules and the inspection of computerized systems. Later, EduQuest provided similar training to Health Canada's headquarter officials and field investigators.


The basic curriculum continues to be used by FDA to train its inspectors through the Agency's "ORA-U" (Office of Regulatory Affairs University) series of online courses.


Examine the FDA Auditing of Computerized Systems curriculum

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Learn FDA and EU rules for data integrity and security,

plus how to ensure your records and reports withstand

the toughest scrutiny by FDA and third-party inspectors.


You’ll be trained on:



"Unsolicited plug: EduQuest seminars are excellent! If you can attend, you should. I've been to several of your seminars over the years, enjoy them, and always leave with a pile of new information. If you can get your management (CxO or director-level people and IT staff to attend, you should." (Doug Finner, Elbit Systems, May 2011)



Course Curriculum:

FDA Auditing of Computerized Systems and Part 11/Annex 11


3 days, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day





Here's what students are saying about the class:


"Unsolicited plug: EduQuest seminars are excellent! If you can attend, you should. I've been to several of your seminars over the years, enjoy them, and always leave with a pile of new information. If you can get your management (CxO or director-level people and IT staff to attend, you should." (Doug Finner, Elbit Systems)


Students participate in 3 Mock FDA Audits to better learn Agency expectations"I'm a strong advocate for EduQuest's Computerized Systems and Part 11 training. Give my best regards to Martin Browning and the whole team of professionals at EduQuest." (Julian Goins, Sr., Computerized Systems Quality Assurance Manager, UCB Pharma)


“Excellent presentations, full of fact and useful information. Lots of examples which were relevant. The 3 scenarios were excellent and very thought provoking.” (M.J., April 2014)


“[Strengths were] the mock audits – great representation of reality! Group interaction to review the class materials moved at a great pace and kept the class’ attention. Very knowledgeable instructors. Great to have multiple examples for mock audits.” (D. B., April 2014)


“All aspects were great…the scenarios were excellent. The massive experience of the instructors helped greatly.” (K. M., April 2014)


 “This class provided good information directly from the source. Makes me more confident in my role.” (P. K., April 2014)


“Instructors were not only knowledgeable but delivered [instruction] with enthusiasm, which was infectious. Mock inspection exercise is one of the best examples of this type I have experienced.” (A. W., September 2013)


“The interactive approach to breaking down computer validation through the inspection process really drives home the required elements of a good validation plan and execution. The instructors were all engaging and thought provoking!” (R. A., September 2013)


“The mock audit was great to identify deficiencies in documentation to support Part 11 compliance.” (A. A., September 2013)


 “I was really impressed about the professional expertise of the trainers and the friendly attitude of everybody!”  (A.G., September 2013)


 “I truly enjoyed the course, particularly meeting with the instructors and the lunch conversations. Would certainly recommend the course to other colleagues.” (C. K., September 2013)


 “Excellent organization of the material; logical content. Openness, interactivity, and the exercise is a terrific opportunity to see the same concepts from multiple point of views.” T. H., April 2013)


"Incredible experience and knowledge of the FDA. Good [course] structure/buildup to activity.”


About Your Course Instructors:

Industry Pros and Former FDA Investigators and Policy-Makers.


Martin Browning is the President and Co-Founder of EduQuest, Inc., a global team of FDA compliance experts based near Washington, D.C. Martin has more than 30 years of regulatory experience at the FDA and as a highly sought-after advisor to industry. His 22-year career at FDA included work in the field offices as an investigator and as a senior manager in the Office of Regulatory Affairs at FDA headquarters. He capped his FDA career by serving as a special assistant to the Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs. He also served as vice chair of FDA’s electronic record and signature working group, where he helped draft the original 21 CFR Part 11 regulations. In addition, Martin served as the chair of the U.S. government’s ISO 9000 committee and was a member of the FDA committee that developed the medical device Quality System Regulation (QSR).


At EduQuest, Martin helps clients solve problems related to FDA regulation, quality assurance, software and systems engineering, and compliance auditing, including the assessment of vendors and outsourced operations. His specific experience also includes quality systems design, system design assurance and verification, and the validation of biopharmaceutical and device systems, processes and software. Martin was named Speaker of the Year in 2004 by the Institute of Validation Technology (IVT) and has received dozens of other awards from the FDA, DIA, ASQ, and other organizations.


"[I liked] the knowledge and experience of the speakers and the mock audit. Thank you very much, Martin Browning!"



Janis V. Olson is a Vice President of Regulatory and Quality Services with EduQuest. Previously, she worked at FDA for more than 22 years, where among other responsibilities she conducted domestic and international inspections of FDA-regulated companies. Currently, Janis helps clients comply with GxP regulations worldwide. She also helps companies prepare for FDA inspections through training, writing and updating SOPs, and reviewing computer validation documentation. Janis was on the PDA task force that wrote the Generation Electronic Records Management (GERM) documents and has served as chair of the PDA Industry Advisory Board for audits of computer system suppliers. She was an instructor for EduQuest’s national FDA training program on Part 11 and has written web-based training on computer system validation and Part 11.


“[I enjoyed] the ability to receive information directly from a former FDA investigator. It was also good to hear the Q/A from various individuals from various locations and companies.”




Denise Dion is a Vice President of Regulatory and Quality Services with EduQuest. She spent 18 years of her career with the FDA, where she served as an Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) headquarters’ authority on agency-wide inspections and investigations. She developed many of FDA’s inspection guidance and training materials, including serving as the primary editor of the Investigations Operations Manual (IOM). Denise was the primary contact for interpretation and request for changes and additions to the IOM.  In addition, she was one of the authors and trainers of the Quality System Inspection Technique (QSIT).  For her EduQuest clients, Denise provides regulatory guidance and regularly conducts facility audits to assess compliance with drug, medical device and biologics regulations.


“Denise is a very entertaining instructor, one of the best I've ever met...The class was very engaged.”




Sharon A. Strause is a national authority on computer systems validation and a member of EduQuest's global consulting and training team. She has more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and medical device fields, including 15 years at McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals, a Johnson & Johnson Company. For seven of those years, Sharon managed the Quality Sciences and Compliance Document Control Group that established standards, policies and practices for documentation. She also was responsible for computer system validation on the McNeil/JJMCP SAP project. Sharon is a member of the advisory board of the Institute of Validation Technology (IVT), and she is the editor of the Computer Validation Forum published in the Journal of Validation Technology. She received an Industry Recognition Award from IVT in 2004.


I was very impressed with the course. Let me congratulate you on coming up with what was both incredibly resourceful and entertaining at the same time.”






Register today to reserve your free copy of the ValidationVaultTM Resource CD



Receive the ValidationVaultTM Resource CD – an electronic reference library of FDA compliance resources – free with your FDA Auditing class attendance. A $295 value, the Resource CD gives you desktop access to a treasure-trove of FDA laws, regulations and guidance; inspection protocols; warning letters, international guidelines, and EduQuest compliance advisories.


The CD has been designed by the class instructors specifically for those involved in computerized systems validation, quality management, software development, or electronic records/signatures compliance. Included in the ValidationVault Resource CD are the latest versions of  FDA’s Investigations Operation Manual, relevant Title 21 CFR regulations, a complete library of FDA guidance documents related to validation, Part 11, Annex 11, other key ICH, GHTF and European Union guidelines, and much more.


ValidationVaultTM Resource CD Table of Contents


Latest Schedule of Course Dates:


FDA Auditing of Computerized Systems and Part 11/Annex 11

Monday through Wednesday

September 28-30, 2015

Hilton Garden Inn, Frederick Maryland (near Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC).


Class Schedule:

Each day: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Savings Time

Continental breakfasts, lunches and refreshments will be provided each day of the class.


Fly into Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) Airport or Washington Dulles International (IAD) Airport, each approximately a 1-hour drive from Frederick.


For sleeping room reservations, book your room online at the Hilton Garden Inn or call +1 (240) 566-1500.


Discounted sleeping rooms (single or double) for $119 per night (plus tax) are available for EduQuest class attendees until September 7, 2015. Use Code EDUSEP to obtain the discounted rate. After September 7, 2015, sleeping rooms may still be available but likely will be at a higher rate.


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Date and location don't fit your schedule?

On-site, on-demand training is available when and where you need it

This course can be delivered directly at your facility, when and where convenient for you and your colleagues. As a general rule, you should have at least 15-20 students to make on-site training cost-effective. Request a price quote from ClarenceDanielson@EduQuest.net.


Registration and Tuition Information --

Class registration is easy. To enroll or get more details:



1. Click on red button to download Registration Form, then fax to EduQuest at +1 301-874-6031 or email to EduQuest.

2. Or Email Martin at Info@EduQuest.net with any questions you may have about the course content or logistics.

3. Or call +1 (301) 874-6031 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time and charge your tuition to a major credit card

(Visa, MasterCard, American Express).


Tuition for FDA Auditing of Computerized Systems and Part 11/Annex 11 is $2,995, including course printed materials; EduQuest's ValidationVaultTM Resource CD-Rom; ample time to ask your questions to the expert instructors; three lunches and continental breakfasts; refreshments throughout the program; and a Certificate of Attendance to document your training to FDA and third-party inspectors as well as to your management.


Save with a Team Registration:

Register 5 students for the price of 4. Significant discounts also are available for teams of 2 or more from the same company who register together. Email Martin at Info@EduQuest.net for details.


Save with Extended Training:

Combine this course with either the 12-hour FDA Expectations for Managing & Auditing Supplier Quality course or the 12-hour CAPA Clinic: Effective CAPA Systems, Failure Investigations and Complaint Management (both offered on Thursday through early Friday afternoon, October 1-2, in Frederick, MD) and save $695 on the combined  course tuition.





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