How to Make GDP Corrections to cGMP Data in 10 Steps?

10 Instructions to Make GDP corrections to cGMP data


In this article, you will learn the 10 most common instructions to make Good Documentation Practices GDP corrections to cGMP Data as per FDA requirements.   Moreover, you can discover how to get a Document Management Procedure Template and Document Management Software Application to handle your training activities fast and easily.

The 10 Most Common Instructions to Make GDP Corrections to cGMP Information.

The following apply for changes or corrections to cGMP data:

  1. The original entry should not be obliterated or obscured.
  2. Write-over, correction fluid, or tape must not be used.
  3. To ensure the original entry is legible after corrections are made, use a single line through the error. Cross through the entire data entry even if only a portion is incorrect.
  4. Initial and date the cross through. If no space is available to record the correction, number the cross through.
  5. Number and record the corresponding correction where space permits at the bottom or subsequent page. Initial and date the correction.
  6. Initial and date all changes and comments. Insertions are considered corrections and should be initialed and dated.
  7. Corrections can only be made by either the individual who recorded the data or that individual’s supervisor (or designated leader).
  8. When a correction is to be made by the individual’s supervisor, an explanation for the correction should be provided with the signature and date.
  9. Where the reason for correction is not evident, the reason for the change should be documented for each correction made.
  10. Where space does not permit, clearly link each correction to the corresponding reason for the change at the bottom or subsequent page. Initial and date each reason.
GDP corrections example
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For more information about GDP corrections to cGMP data, refer to:











QS Regulation and Guidance • Quality System Regulation and Preamble – GDP corrections to cGMP data

Inspection Guide – Pages 8, 15, 21, 22 and 23


Guide to Inspections of Quality Systems [Quality System Inspection Technique (QSIT)]

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