New Records Management Training Programme Launched

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new introductory training programme for records management and archiving staff, in conjunction with Heath Barrowcliff Consulting Ltd. This is comprised of three 1-day modules spread across a year. At only £250 (plus VAT) per day, this represents excellent value for money. We also provide a £50 discount for delegates attending the whole 3-day programme, making completion of the programme only £700 (plus VAT). The curriculum across the 3 modules covers all of the fundamental principles that a records management or archive professional needs to have knowledge of, at an introductory level. Our focus is on colleagues working in life sciences regulated environments (e.g. GLP, GCP, GMP), though a significant proportion of the content would be equally applicable in other sectors too. So, if you are a new archive assistant, archivist, document administrator, records manager or in another similar role and are looking for a training programme that covers the full scope of records management activities, this is the programme for you! Or perhaps you have a new member of staff in your organisation that could benefit from such a programme, please get in touch.

Our course venue is located adjacent to London’s Heathrow Airport so is great for transport links either within the UK or for delegates flying in from outside the UK. Our venue also provides overnight accommodation (booked separately by delegates) if needed, with prices from just £65/night. Our start time of 09:30am allows for delegates travelling to the venue on the morning of the course.

Full details of our training programme can be found at and are also summarised below:

Module 1 – Introduction to Records Management and Archiving (1-day) This module will provide an overview of the fundamental principles of records management and archiving, including framing the subject in the context of the life sciences regulatory GxP environment. The content of this module will include:

  • What do we mean by ‘records management’?
  • Why is it important to manage records?
  • The legal and regulatory framework for archiving
  • Responsibility for records management and archiving
  • The records management lifecycle/continuum
  • The challenges to good practice
  • Benefits of adopting good practice

The first module is scheduled for Thursday 3rd April 2014. If this date is not convenient, contact us to be placed on the waiting list.

Module 2 – The Archivist and Archive Management (1-day) This module will build on the content of module 1 and will provide training on many of the practical aspects involved in running a life-sciences regulated archive. The content of this module will include:

  • The regulatory context (key pertinent GxP regulations)
  • The importance of archiving (evidential value, historical value, operational value, etc)
  • The role of the archivist
  • Managing physical records (paper, wet-tissues, samples and other media)
  • Managing on site archives
  • Managing off-site archives

Date: to be confirmed (July)

Module 3 – Managing Electronic Records (1-day) This module will refer to some of the principles covered on modules 1 and 2 that define the framework for managing electronic records. However, the primary focus will be on content that is specific to the management of digital records. The content of this module will include:

  • Are electronic records any different from physical records?
  • The concept and value of metadata
  • Shared network storage
  • Electronic content management systems
  • Managing electronic mail
  • An introduction to digital preservation

Date: to be confirmed (September)


About rammellel

Records management consultant to the life sciences / pharmaceutical industry
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