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Updated January 28, 2022

Template: SOP Software Validation

Sven Piechottka
ISO 13485

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SOP Software Validation

Summary

This SOP ensures that the organization only works with validated computer/software systems to avoid erroneous systems affecting the safety and performance of its medical devices. The process outlines requirements for validation before use.

   
Process Owner QMO
Regulatory References ISO 13485:2016 Sec. 4.1.6 and 6.3 and 7.6
IEC 62304:2016 Sec. 9.8

Process Steps

1.1 Collecting Information and Preliminary Assessment

Responsible
Employee intending to work with the new system
QMO
Input Output
Information about the system Preliminary Software Assessment
Software Validation Form  
List of Softwares  

1.2 Plan Validation

Responsible
QMO
Input Output
Software Validation Form Updated Software Validation Form

1.3 Perform Validation

Responsible
Employee working with the system
Input Output
Software Validation Form Updated Software Validation Form

1.4 Release

If validation was not successful:

If validation was successful:

Responsible
QMO
Input Output
Software Validation Form Completed Software Validation Form
Software List Updated List of Software
  Notification sent

1.5 Monitoring of Softwares

Responsible
QMO in collaboration with employee working with the system
Input Output
Error reports by users / developers Updated List of Software
  If required: new record of Softwares Validation Form created

1.6 Decommissioning of Software

Responsible
QMO
Input Output
Software Validation Form Updated List of Software
Software List  

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