GxP is a general abbreviation for "good practice" quality guidelines and regulations. The "x" stands for the various fields, including the pharmaceutical and food industries.
Box GxP Validation enables pharmaceutical and life sciences organizations to validate Box so they can work with, manage, and distribute all of their clinical, lab, and manufacturing content. It provides these organizations:
- Comprehensive Quality Management System, where an annual audit provides Quality Management System documentation and demonstrates that our new features and functionality follow well-defined change control processes.
- Validation Accelerator Pack, which includes validation lifecycle documents, with guidance for validating the Box platform to be used for regulated content.
- Automated daily compliance, where Box shares an automated testing report with Box Governance customers every day. The report displays results from a comprehensive set of tests of Box functionality, assuring customers that Box is operating “as intended.”
Information about tests and their results is available for Governance customers on a GxP Insights page in the Box Admin Console.
The GxP Insights page lists all GxP daily tests. On this page you can:
- View the number of tests run and how many passed and failed.
- View the tests that failed consecutively, defined as failing on at least 4 consecutive days or on 8 days within a 30-day period.
- Filter the list of tests by test category.
- View tests by date run (the default view is the current day).
- View the folder containing test reports.
- Export and download the current view.
- Sort the table view by clicking on any of the column headers.
The Test Outcome section shows the total number of tests that were completed within the selected time period, as well as the number of tests that passed and failed.
The Tests Failing Consecutively section lists the names of any tests that have failed consecutively within the selected time period, where "consecutively" is defined as meeting or exceeding one of two thresholds:
- Failure on 4 consecutive days
- Failure 8 times within the past 30 days
These thresholds were defined to filter out transient test failures that were not the result of Box functionality failure. The requirement that a test fail multiple times before it requires analysis mimics the redundancy built in to the Box systems. For example, a test to validate the ability to copy a file might fail because that functionality is broken or because of a connectivity glitch. Like Box systems, test retries can help determine if the cause was the former or the latter.
Filter the List of Tests By Test Category
The Category list displays either All Categories when no categories are selected or the number of categories selected when one or more are selected.
- Click the Category list, and then select a category. Repeat to select additional categories.
Click the Category list and select Clear All to clear all selections and view all categories.
View Tests By Date Run
- Click the Date list, and then select:
- Last 7 Days
- Last 30 Days
- Custom Date Range, then select a Start Date and an End Date, and then click Select. The maximum range is 30 days.
View the Folder Containing Test Reports
- Click Reports Folder.
Export and Download the Current View
- Click Export.
A .csv (comma-separated values) file will be automatically downloaded to your browser's default download location. The filename will be
gxp_dashboard_test_results_YYYY-MM-DD.csv and will contain all the columns and rows of the current view.