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5709 Software Verification and Validation

Session I (June 10, 2021) and Session II (June 24, 2021)
These two 2-hour sessions on Software Verification and Validation will focus on the use of Microsoft Excel in calibration laboratories and examine the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 requirements related to software. Session I will provide guidance and resources for ensuring software quality assurance, documenting evidence of verification and validation, and provide the tools for ongoing software evaluation. Successful completion will require a laboratory assignment and submission of post-work, with Session II including group review and feedback on student validations that are submitted.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this session, using notes and reference materials, you will be able to:

  • IDENTIFY which criteria in ISO/IEC 17025:2017;
  • EVALUATE your laboratory administrative procedures covering software quality assurance;
  • COMPLETE the Laboratory Software Inventory file;
  • LIST examples of Verification and Validation techniques; and
  • PERFORM and EVALUATE software V&V on a laboratory spreadsheet as  'Post-Work'.

Materials & Supplies:

Handouts and Slides; Good Laboratory Practices (GLP); GLP-15 Appendix A - Software Verification and Validation Form

Prerequisite(s):

A working knowledge of Excel with applications in metrology is essential.

Pre-Work:

PRIOR TO SESSION I:

  1. Read the GLP-15 for Software Quality Assurance.
  2. Submit:  Any related procedure(s) that are in place in your laboratory for ‘Software Quality Assurance’.
  3. Submit:  SOPs Reading Outline based on GLP-15 (URL is above) to instructor by COB May 26, 2021.

Pre-Work Deadline:

Pre-work must be submitted to the instructors by COB Monday May 26, 2021.

Post-Work:

PRIOR TO SESSION II:

  1. Submit the completed Form A (Software Inventory and Software Verification and Validation) to the instructors by COB Monday, June 21, 2021.
  2. Submit a copy of the spreadsheet that is evaluated; include the procedure if it is not a NIST SOP.

Post-Work Deadline:

Post-work must be submitted to the instructors by COB Monday, June 21, 2021.

Minimum Requirement(s):

Completion includes completing pre-work assignment, full attendance and participation in the session activities and discussion, submission of course post-work assignments (notes, inventory, spreadsheet and its assessment) and participation in the follow up review session.

Audience:

Laboratory personnel who have responsibilities for designing, validating, and/or improving the Excel spreadsheets used in their laboratory.  For application to alternative software programs, contact the Instructor before registering. This course is available for non-weights and measures participants.

Cost:

The current registration fee for webinars is $289.  The payment  deadline is COB Tuesday, June 1, 2021, and confirmed participants will receive payment instructions.  Registration fees for State weights and measures metrologists are funded by NIST OWM.

Instructor(s):

Isabel Chavez Baucom, Micheal Hicks
Phone: (301) 975-2128
Email: isabel.chavez.baucom@nist.gov

Technology Requirement(s):

The webinar will be a live stream, so participants must have a constant connection during the webinar (hard-wired is preferred).
 
1. Operating System (browser) configurations:

  • Windows
    • Windows 10, 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or later, Windows Edge browser, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome
    • For HTML Client - Google Chrome (v70.0 & above), Mozilla Firefox (v65.0 & above), and Edge (v42.0 & above)
  • Mac OS
    • Mac OS X 10.12, 10.13 and 10.14
    • Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome
    • For HTML Client - Google Chrome (v70.0 & above), Apple Safari (v12.0 & above), and  Mozilla Firefox (v65.0 & above)
  • Linux
    • Ubuntu 16.04; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
    • No application support is available for Linux. Users on Linux can attend meetings in a browser.
    • Google Chrome, Adobe Flash Player 23.0

2. Mobile

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  • Google Android 4.4 or later
  • Apple iOS: iOS 8.1.2 or later

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Created November 17, 2020, Updated May 4, 2021