n 21 CFR Part 11 , the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) specifies requirements for electronic documents, electronic signatures and handwritten signatures applied to electronic documents regarding trustworthiness, reliability, and equivalence to paper documents and handwritten signatures applied on paper. The requirements always apply, if information is created, changed, stored, transmitted or accessed electronically. If the documents generated, stored, transmitted or modified in this way serve to prove compliance with regulatory obligations, the requirements must be met. However, 21 CFR Part 11 is to be applied especially, if electronic records replace paper.
Definition of the term („What is an Installation Qualification?“) The installation qualification (IQ) documents the implementation of the requirements previously specified (e.g. in the design qualification) as