The Framework for Destruction of Paper, created through efforts of the DIA Volunteers of the Document & Records Management Community, is available for free on the DIA website. It can be accessed and downloaded using the following link: https://www.diaglobal.org/en/resources/tools-and-downloads#Destruction-of-Paper
Version 1.0 of the Framework for the Destruction of Paper was a a framework that in 2012 initially provided the process and parameters concerning the destruction of paper documentation that had been digitized and placed in a validated Electronic Content Management System (ECMS). The focus of this current version of the framework as was with the initial effort, was on regions involved with the creation and maintenance of the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) Good Clinical Practice (GCP). Although perceived to be applicable to other domains of pharmaceutical and device research and development companies and countries and regions of the world, this revised framework has not yet been verified to this extent.
Review and revision of this framework has involved more than 80 professionals from more than 70 biopharmaceutical and device companies, contract research organizations (CROs), consultancy companies, and technical vendors. Contributors on this group, through the DIA DRM Community, have provided their perspective on one or more of the 5 areas of focus within the framework, namely Technology, Quality, Records Management, Regulatory, and Legal. The goal of this group was to revise the 2012, version 1.0, of the Framework for the Destruction of Paper, which is a framework which may be used and adapted by any individual, company, institution, or organization, hereinafter referred to as organization, for their own use.
Therefore, the attention of participants on this effort was drawn to the non-commercial nature of this forum. The group who created the version 1.0 of the Framework and this group who reviewed and revised version 2.0 of the Framework has not been a forum for promotion of products, capabilities, or specific companies.