RE: A little respect for "unvalidated"

Subject: RE: A little respect for "unvalidated"
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2009 11:16:32 -0400

In our world, "validate" means "confirm by examination and provision of
objective evidence that the particular requirements for a specific
intended use can be consistently fulfilled."

There are variations of this, such as: "ensure that the product is
capable of meeting the requirements for the specified application or
intended use."

There are more specific definitions for validating processes and
validating device design, but the general idea of "intended use" is
retained: Prove that you get what you expect to get.

If your device works perfectly, but your customers can't use it
correctly, then it cannot be validated.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Handy, David [mailto:dhandy -at- Informatica -dot- com]
> Sent: Friday, September 18, 2009 10:55 AM
> To: Combs, Richard; Dan Goldstein; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: A little respect for "unvalidated"
>
> I can interpret the verb "validate" in one of two ways:
>
> To check the validatity of...
> To affirm the validatity of...
>
> Dan, can I ask which if either meaning your readers adhere to?
>

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A little respect for "unvalidated": From: Dan Goldstein
RE: A little respect for "unvalidated": From: Combs, Richard
RE: A little respect for "unvalidated": From: Handy, David

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