Demystifying the process of complying with 21 CFR Part 11

There’s been a lack of clarity around what’s needed to comply with 21 CFR Part 11, the US Food and Drug Administration’s regulations for inspecting electronic training records held by organizations.

Implementing electronic signatures and being able to clearly audit their use has often been a considerable challenge for businesses in the life sciences and pharma sectors.

This is an essential requirement for companies in these sectors looking to comply with the FDA’S CFR regulations. In-depth and rigorous auditing is increasingly sought-after by organizations in other sectors too, such as healthcare.

A photo of a person sitting at a laptop holding a bottle of manufactured pharma drugs as an illustration of the pharma 21 CFR Part 11 regulation

NextSteps 2018 in San Diego: Future trends and inspiring stories

Aside from the sunshine, there were plenty of highlights at NextSteps 2018 in San Diego during our annual regional user conference. Clients from a variety of industries shared experiences, best practices, and learned more about the evolution of our core products.

A view of the bay during NextSteps 2018 in San Diego.

The theme of NextSteps 2018 in San Diego was ‘facilitating learning in a connective world”. Our focus was on where the industry is going and how we are going to get there.

With this in mind, we invited a number of technology visionaries to talk about the impact that emerging technologies will have on L&D functions in the future, and all of our speakers provided fascinating insights.

Are you maximizing your learning platform investment?

When it comes to creating training that strikes a chord with different types of learners, having a learning platform that allows you to adapt and change to meet specific learner needs is key.

Unfortunately, many organizations lack the platform capability to be able to tailor the look, feel and flow of their training. Being able to do this would allow them to specifically suit the requirements of a broad range of users.

We often hear that companies are using dozens of different platforms. This is usually because they couldn’t find one that offered them the flexibility to maximize their investment and meet all of their training requirements.

Sometimes, learning professionals simply don’t know that their existing system can allow them to create different kinds of learner experience. They might also be unaware that solutions which offer that power do exist.

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How do you know if you’re getting the most out of a learning platform?

If you want to evaluate whether your learning platform is giving you maximum benefit, start by taking a look at the system you’re using. Decide what all of your needs are and whether you could use your system in a different way in order to meet those needs.