Suleman S. khoja * 1, Sohil S khoja 1,Parthkumar H chauhan 2,Farhad S Khoja 3 ,Shamim S Khoja3.
1) Resource person in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance, Audit and Compliance, Vapi -396191.
2) Resource person in Quality Assurance, Navsari
3) Registered Pharmacist ,Gujarat State Pharmacy council, Vapi -396191
Data integrity is fundamental in a pharmaceutical quality system which ensures the completeness, consistency, and accuracy of data. Complete, consistent, and accurate data should be attributable, legible, contemporaneously recorded, original or a true copy, and accurate (ALCOA), Arrangements shall be in place within an organisation with respect to people, systems and facilities that shall be designed, operated and where appropriate adapted to support a working environment and organisational culture that ensures data is complete consistent and accurate in all its forms, i.e. paper and electronic record .When taken collectively these arrangements fulfil the concept of data governance. Regulatory bodies expect that data shall be reliable and accurate. CGMP regulations and guidance allow for flexible and risk-based strategies to detect and prevent data integrity issues. Industry should implement meaningful and effective strategies to manage their data integrity risks based upon their process understanding and knowledge management of technologies and best business models. In recent year Regulatory observation has increasingly observed GMP violations involving data integrity risks during CGMP inspections. This is troublesome because ensuring data integrity is an important component of industry’s responsibility to ensure the safety, efficacy, and quality of drugs, Regulatory is concern with ability to protect the public health.