17 February 2002
Annual Review 2001
Number of members
With 2,389 the number of members has reached a new high. The members currently represent 34 different countries, and we are especially pleased by the response from Eastern Europe.
CD ROM "GMP Navigator" 4.0
The beta version of the CD is currently circulating internally. It is due to be released in the next few days. As in past years every participant in an ECA event will be given the new version free of charge. Version 4.0 is more extensive than its predecessor and, of course, all the guides have been updated.
Professional Certification Programme
The Professional Certification Programme has been very well received. The certification makes possible a recognized qualification of specialists and executives in the field of QA/GMP compliance.
The new features of the website have been extremely positively received. With the GMP Meta Search a GMP search function has been installed which has a wide range and which targets the websites of regulatory authorities such as EMEA, FDA and ICH from a single site. Since January 31 the guidelines database has also been online in an updated and expanded form!
Education Courses – the new focus
Education Courses, that is European learning seminars with a limited number of participants, form a focus in the designing of events. The European Compliance Academy is trying here to work with up to 8 speakers in order to provide a highly qualified further training in GMP.
ECA Members Area
Until now all the internet services were made available to ECA members and non-members alike. Additionally, we will now provide services only for the ECA members via the Members Area. The new passwords will be sent out during the next few weeks.
Dr Peter Reichelt
Chairman, European Compliance Academy