“ALCOA” is a tool to implement the data integrity in pharmaceutical manufacturing facility but “ALCOA Plus” made this tool more powerful and sharp.
ALCOA is an acronym, which stands for Attributable, Legible, Contemporaneous, Original and Accurate. ALCOA is now expanded to ALCOA + (plus), with the addition of few more concepts which are, Complete, Consistent, Enduring and Available.
Over the time, The concept of ALCOA plus has been adopted by various industries, as a framework of ensuring that data integrity (data protection) is observed and maintained. ALCOA Plus has been implemented and is in use by various big regulatory bodies, such as FDA,WHO, and GAMP.
ALCOA is all about data quality.