5.49 FAQ-834 Does Origin comply with Title 21 CFR Part 11?
Last Update: 6/27/2016
Title 21 CFR Part 11 is the part of Title 21 code of regulations from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements for electronic record keeping.
Origin provides password protection for project files, and an audit log to keep track of changes made to a project, as described in sections below. It should be noted that in addition to the protection features offered by Origin, the end user may need to implement additional controls and safety measures to meet the requirements set by FDA. As the regulations are revised periodically, OriginLab recommends that the end user contact FDA for the most up-to-date information. Please contact us if you have further questions or comments regarding the protection features we provide.
Origin Project (OPJ) files can be password protected. When enabled, the password must be entered before the data and graphs can be viewed or edited. This is enforced independent of how the project is opened (double-clicking an OPJ, via menu command or by programming). This makes it possible to protect confidential data.
The audit log in Origin can keep track of the following:
- The Windows log in user who changed the project.
- The time the project was saved.
To start the audit log, you enable the feature and set up a password. The audit log records this information until a user enters the password and disables auditing. The audit log can be viewed in Origin and copied to other programs as plain text.
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