What is a Document Control?

Document Control Definition

Document control can refer to a document management profession or a practice for managing product and quality related documentation. In some industries, like medical device manufacturing, there are regulatory compliance requirements specifying the practices for creating, managing, distributing, and disposing of documents. Product companies should identify the best practices to protect proprietary or sensitive documentation.

Related Terms

  • Document Change Request
  • Document Management
  • Quality Management System
  • ISO Document Control
  • CFR Part 820.40 Document Controls
  • Design Controls