Who should sign the D401 Certification of Document's Authenticity?

 

Question

 

Who should sign the D401 Certification of Document's Authenticity?

 

Answer

 

The rule of thumb is that the D401 Certification of Document's Authenticity should be signed by the person responsible for the content of the edits made to that document. Typically, this is a project manager or a principal.

 

The person who implemented the edits, i.e., operated the software, should not be the signatory to the D401 Certification of Document's Authenticity, unless that person is also responsible for the document content.