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GDocP: How to Write an Effective Equipment User Requirement Specification (URS)

Certification TrainingProgram/Course ID: ELM-127
Enrollment Period: 3 months.
Allocated Learning Time: ~60 minutes.
Additional Resources: Supplemental materials/activities.
Accredited Program: 0.1 CPD Credits.
Method of Training: Online / Self-paced eLearning.
Accessibility: 24/7 access to all program materials.
CPD Accredited TrainingCatalog: Good Documentation Practices.
Demonstration: See free trial enrollment courses.
Final Assessment: Multiple choice; unlimited attempts.
Certificate: PDF with validation code (See sample).

PRICE: USD $199.00

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Training Program: GDocP: How to Write an Effective Equipment User Requirement Specification (URS)
Training Provided By: Biopharma Institute

Schedule: Self-paced. Immediate access to training materials upon ordering.

Description: Online training with immediate access upon enrollment. Biopharma Institute ReviewsUser requirements should be the starting point of any project you are working on. Time well-spent developing solid user requirements will help you enormously further down the line when you need to test your new equipment and associated software. A poorly written URS can result in miscommunication between the end-user and the equipment or system manufacturers which in turn can lead to wasted time, money and also project delays. In this course, we will learn how to write an effective Equipment URS.

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Learning Objectives
Who Should Take This Course?
Course Modules

URS Basics
What is a URS?
Benefits of a URS
Regulatory requirements
URS preparation process
Step 1: Identification of the URS team
Step 2: Outlining the scope
Step 3: Information gathering
Step 4: Data analysis & draft URS document
Step 5: URS reviewed by designated reviewers
Step 6: URS reviewed by designated reviewers
Equipment URS document structure
Knowledge check

How to Write User Requirements
Key considerations
Writing the specification and project cost
Legal action
A typical example
Contract fundamentals
The requirement specification template
Requirement specification template - tips
Citing regulatory standards
Citing regulatory standards - example
Citing regulatory standards - basic format
Performance Vs design objectives
Performance Vs design objectives - specification example
HPLC/GC example
A quantities example
Verification of requirements
Verification of requirements - examples
Tolerances - examples
Acceptance criteria
Acceptance criteria - examples
Warranty continued
Knowledge check

How to Create a Bullet Proof URS
The starting point
Clear & concise
One requirement at a time
Change control
Avoid duplication
Prioritize requirements
Design review & traceability
Not fully defined
Clear communication
Business and process knowledge
Typical equipment URS
Requirement planning pitfalls

Suppler / Vendor Management
Audit your vendors and suppliers
Compare your vendors and suppliers
Functional or design specifications
User documentation and training
Requirement planning pitfalls


Final Assessment



Skill Level:

This training program has been developed to train employees with Intermediate Knowledge of Good Documentation Practices (GDocP).

GDocP: How to Write an Effective Equipment User Requirement Specification (URS) is Included in the Following Professional Certification Program(s):

 Professional Certification Program: 
Good Documentation Practices (GDocP) Professional Certification Program
Course ID: GDOCP
Price: $1695.00 (USD) | Learn more

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