This SAQ is composed of 7 sections that contain important criteria to assess to assess the readiness of your test to enter into validation.
  • The section Test method description concerns the test system, the cellular environment, the exposure scheme and the technical requirements in order to assess Technical Readiness Criteria (TRC).
  • The section Operational readiness and data management investigates the laboratory's ability to produce and analyse data in a validation process.
  • The section Reproducibility and transferability investigates the availability of data on repeatability, reproducibility and the transferability of the method.
  • The section Historical data investigates data on positive and negative controls.
  • The section Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) concerns the templates or worksheets that should be written and prepared to allow the implementation of the method in a new (naive) lab.
  • The section Relevance of the method investigates the regulatory relevance of the method
  • The section Laboratory resources for prevalidation evaluates the time and resources available.

At the end of the SAQ you will get a score. The score will help to evaluate the strength and weaknesses of your method (detailed by sub-section).

Once the SAQ is completed, the score is edited. The results can be downloaded either in a pdf form or in excel form.

If problem with filling the SAQ or editing the results, you can contact Systox to report the problem with the contact Systox page.

At the end of SAQ, you can fill up a contact form with your email, name and a small message for Pepper to have more information on the results.
Your result and score are automatically included in the message.

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The personal information is only asked when you fill the contact form but it is not kept.

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