SMB Validation

What do you mean by linking e-records to e-signatures?

Part 11 Sec. 11.70 states that electronic signatures and handwritten signatures executed to electronic records must be linked (i.e. verifiably bound) to their respective records to ensure that signatures could not be excised, copied, or otherwise transferred to falsify another electronic record. The agency does not, however, intend to mandate use of any particular 'linking' technology. FDA recognizes that, because it is relatively easy to copy an electronic signature to another electronic record and thus compromise or falsify that record, a technology-based link is necessary. The agency does not believe that procedural or administrative controls alone are sufficient to ensure that objective because such controls could be more easily circumvented than a straightforward technology based approach.