The OECD GLP Principles ensure the generation of high quality and reliable test data related to the safety of industrial chemical substances and preparations. The principles have been created in the context of harmonising testing procedures for the Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD).

Sometimes regulators, such as the APVMA in Australia, will require aspects of studies related to the safety of industrial chemicals to be performed by an organisation with GLP recognition. In Australia, NATA conducts evaluations of organisations for compliance with the OECD GLP Principles. NATA will then recognise a facility as operating in compliance with the GLP Principles.

Getting recognition is not a simple task and sometimes you have to wade through many additional documents to meet NATA’s criteria. The good news is that the requirements are often things you are already doing in your laboratory, such as having trained and competent staff, calibrating equipment and doing QC. Sometimes there are things you don’t understand or you need an independent QA function and that’s where a professional can help.

Read our blog for tips on how to navigate the NATA maze and contact us for help.

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