Secure Storage of clinical trial data for Life Science and Pharmaceutical industries

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) storage

Archiving to Good Clinical Practice in the Life Science and Pharmaceutical industries

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is a set of internationally recognised ethical and scientific quality requirements that must be followed when designing, conducting, recording and reporting clinical trials that involve people.  This includes the archiving, retrieval and destruction of trial data and records.

Working extensively throughout Oxfordshire and across the UK, Ardington Archives LLP supports the growing Life Science and Biopharmaceutical sectors by offering anonymous collection in unmarked vans, and storing documents to the levels outlined within Good Clinical Practice.  As part of this commitment to Good Clinical Practice we have temperature and humidity controlled secure vault environments, built and maintained to BS 4971 standards, boasting a 4-hour fire resistant construction and an Argonite based fire suppression system.  Additionally, we have a number of mid-level secure rooms benefiting from the same Argonite based fire suppression systems and 4-hour fire resistant construction.

Ardington Archives LLP’s secure vault environments conform to current Good Clinical Practice standards.  All our archive storage boxes are made from acid-free materials and are stored within this environment to BS 4971 standards.  A consistent temperature and humidity level is maintained to reduce degradation of paper over time, safeguarding the quality and life cycle of stored documents and files.  The design of these environments provides adequate air circulation, whilst smooth metal shelving is used to further protect the long-term safety of the boxes and their contents.

In order to ensure this important data remains readily available to our clients, Ardington Archives LLP offer a next day retrieval service.  Additionally, individual files can be scanned into a digital format and sent electronically, providing a quicker, more environmentally friendly solution.

We appreciate that the data held at Ardington Archives LLP is invaluable to your company, which is why we work hand in hand with our clients to ensure the integrity of documents is maintained to the highest levels.  We work at all levels across a company to assist with the initial collation and deposit of documents and records, and we welcome auditing by clients to provide peace of mind that business critical documents and data are housed securely at, and above, the standards required.

Key Benefits:

  • Secure environment built to BS 4971 standards, meeting Good Clinical Practice requirements
  • Climatic control and airflow gaps to reduce paper degradation
  • Next day and Urgent retrieval of files and documents
  • Increased lifetime of documents

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