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. This recognition is available to facilities conducting non-clinical environmental health and safety studies. The requirements for recognition are on the NATA website.
It’s not a simple task to gain recognition. For example, you may have to wade through many additional documents to meet accreditation criteria. And you may not have the resources to dedicate a staff member to take on this task while completing their own duties.
You may also feel anxious about facing an accreditation team. What will they be looking at? Will they be critical about your systems? And how will your staff react?
The good news is that the requirements are often things you are already doing, such as having trained and competent staff, calibrating equipment and undertaking quality control. But how do you demonstrate that competence in the accreditation context?
Sometimes there are things you don’t understand or you need an independent QA function and that’s where we can.
We have some articles on how to navigate the NATA maze and upgrading your systems on our Blog page.
But the best option is to contact us for an obligation-free discussion. We can answer your questions and help remove some of the anxiety you’re experiencing.
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