MS Excel is used in analytical laboratories for many purposes - for example for calculations, and frequently also for the storage of data. For electronically stored data, there have been requirements since the formation of the EU GMP Guide. They are defined in Chapter 4 (Documentation) and in the complementary Guideline (Annex 11), which both have been revised a few years ago. This year (in March 2015), the British MHRA has summarised and interpreted the existing GMP requirements for data security in a new guideline ("MHRA GMP Data Integrity Definitions and Guidance for Industry"). Please also see the GMP news from February 2015 with regard to the new MHRA Guideline and from April 2015 relative to the short-term revision of the MHRA Guideline for data integrity.
MS EXCEL在化验室有很多用途---例如，用于计算，还常用于数据存贮。对于电子存贮的数据，自EU GMP指南建立以来就有了要求。这些要求放在第4章（文件记录）里以及补充指南（附录11）里，两者均在几年前进行了修订。今年（2015年3月），英国药监MHRA在新的指南（MHRA的GMP数据完整性定义和行业指南）中汇总并诠释了已有的数据安全方面的GMP要求。参见ECA在2015年2月公布的GMP新闻。
These requirements apply to all electronically stored data - regardless of the technology used. Therefore, they also apply to data stored in Excel. MS Excel alone has not the functionality required for ensuring the integrity and transparency of stored data. For saving GMP-relevant data in Excel files both additional organizational measures (e.g. procedures) AND appropriate tools (e.g., document management systems, VBA, or commercial Excel extensions) are needed. That way, GMP compliance can also be accomplished for data saving Excel applications.