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Ames Historical Controls

Ames historical control data exported to Excel

Historical control data reporting for the Ames Study Manager suite

  • Includes all statistics required by OECD 471
  • Seamless integration with Microsoft Excel
  • Easy searching, sorting and filtering
  • Full audit trails and GLP reasons for changes
  • Use with System Access Manager for 21 CFR Part 11 compliance
  • Comprehensively tested and validated in accordance with our Quality Management System which is approved to ISO 9001:2008 incorporating ISO 90003
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The secure solution for selection and presentation of Ames historical control data

Ames Historical Controls provides a friendly easy-to-use method of reporting, auditing and producing statistics from your historical control data. As part of the OECD 471 guideline on the bacterial reverse mutation assay, laboratories are required to submit historical control data as part of a regulatory study. The historical controls module provides you with everything you need to achieve this, integrating with the Ames Study Manager to provide the complete solution for regulatory Ames testing. We recognise that different laboratories take different approaches to how they manage their historical controls data. Whilst some laboratories include the very latest control data within their reports, others will update their statistics on a biannual or annual basis. Ames Historical Controls is flexible enough to cover any approach. Whatever method you use, the Ames Historical Controls program ensures that your data is kept safe and secure.

Fast and flexible access to all your historical control data

The program is designed to provide maximum flexibility, allowing you to instantly see which control sets have been included, as well as those that have been excluded. You can quickly search on controls from any date range, or see all controls performed using a specific methodology, e.g. pre-incubation. You can choose to include all controls used by a specific experiment or any subset of plates based on type, strain, S9 mix etc.

Secure reporting to Excel for filtering and customisation of reports

The system comes with a set of pre-defined tabular reports, charts and graphs. Because reporting is managed through Microsoft Excel, you can quickly adapt these reports or even design your own to match your current format. Pivot tables within Excel allow instant filtering of control data based on strain, S9 mix, solvent or any other control information stored within the Ames Study Manager. This makes it easy to quickly create statistical tables, with ranges, means and standard deviations, based on precise search criteria.

Auditing and user administration helping you meet regulatory requirements

Audit trails monitor and record all changes to the historical controls range, including recording reasons for including and excluding individual controls. Audit data can be viewed from within the program or exported to Excel. The Ames Historical Controls program itself is protected using the same system of user control as the Ames Study Manager, allowing for centralised administration of all users through the System Access Manager for compliance with the FDA 21 CFR part 11 final rule on Electronic Records and Electronic Signatures.


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