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Practical Implementation of Quality Assurance and Accreditation Requirements

Establishing a Data Integrity Plan

Effective ethics and data integrity plans are becoming more and more important to consistently generating good data. The TNI 2009 EL Standard has a number of requirements for establishing an effective data integrity program to both protect the organizations reputation and help assure the quality and integrity of the data generated. What systems, practices, and procedures are needed to meet the current standards and more importantly to support an effective management system? What does management of a laboratory and field sample collection and measurement organizations need to do to ensure an effective program? How do you audit to this part of the standard?

Recommended Attendees

  • Laboratory Management
  • Quality Assurance and Technical Staff
  • Assessors
  • Regulators
  • Data Evaluators

This 3-hour interactive webcast provides an introduction and basic understanding of what goes into implementing an effective data integrity plan. This webcast includes a review of the Standard provisions, clarifications of language and explanations of the requirements. Discussion will also include suggestions on potential implementation and tools to monitor progress and undertake a "proactive prevention" process. The webcast is designed to suggest how an effective data integrity program can fold into a laboratory's management system without having two management systems. The material presented is designed to assist management in developing and implementing a detection and prevention program through systems, practices, procedures, simple tools and communication. Opportunities for interaction are provided through polling questions, problem solving and question/answer.

Course Topics

  • What is data integrity and why is it in the TNI/NELAC standards?
  • What do the TNI/NELAC standards prescribe?
  • What is a total ethical process?
  • Contents of Ethics programs and data integrity training
  • Tools to effective implementation and monitoring
  • System vulnerabilities and warning signs
  • Implementation issues
  • Tools for detecting and deterring improper practices

This on-demand webcast is an audio/visual recording of a webinar that was recorded on December 7, 2012.

Course Fee:
$74 for TNI members; $84 for all others; $300 group rate

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About Webcasts:
 Upon receipt of your payment, you will receive a special link by e-mail to watch the webcast on your computer. The link is time-limited: you will have full access to the webcast and any associated handouts for 6 months after receipt of payment, at which time the link will expire. Webcasts cannot be downloaded; they are intended for viewing on your computer only during the 6-month window. If you have any questions, please contact Ilona Taunton at

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3 hours

Presented By:

Jack Farrell

About the Presenter:
Jack Farrell has 34 years of experience in the environmental industry as an analyst, QA professional, technical and general manager of small, medium and large commercial laboratories. He is an experienced environmental manager, laboratory chemist, trainer, and auditor. Mr. Farrell holds degrees in Biological Sciences (Microbiology) and Chemistry and is a professional trainer, consultant and third party assessor for a number of state and federal regulators. Jack Farrell is a Senior Environmental Analyst, President and Founder of Analytical Excellence, Inc. (AEX). Since its inception in 1993, AEX has been an independent strictly confidential consulting firm specializing in environmental laboratory operations, analysis and matters concerning the generation of analytical data to support effective compliance decision-making and aspects of litigation. AEX's clientele consist of well-known small and large laboratory companies, instrument manufacturers, engineering firms, state and federal regulatory agencies and legal practice firms.