The goal of an audit is to evaluate the presented evidence and objectively determine the extent to which it complies with the specific audit criteria. The overall process of remote audits is like an on-site audit, where auditors will ask relevant questions, aligned with the scope of the audit.
A remote audit, also known as an electronic audit (e-audit) or virtual audit is a way of conducting an audit using electronic systems to acquire audit evidence. Remote audits, which leverage technology such as video teleconferencing and shared file folders to facilitate interviews and share documents and records, are a viable alternative to ensure continued compliance with GMP requirements.
Remote audits are typically carried out for processes that do not require an on-site visit.
There are different ways to prepare for remote audits that make them as smooth and efficient as possible. In this video whitepaper, we talk about some of the best practices that can make remote audits successful.