I am writing a software validation protocol for a customer and intend to keep a copy of the document archived at my company HQ. In the opening preamble i plan to mention that a copy of the document will be held by us and a .pdf copy will be sent to the customer. Can anyone tell me if there is a legal requirement for the amount of time i should keep the template? Obviously a paper record will be filled out and left at the customer site…so do i need to keep the template at all? (Obviously i will be keeping it anyway, but i just wondered if i should mention that in the protocol).
Hope that makes sense.