Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) is a quality system concerned with the organisational process and the conditions under which non-clinical health and environmental safety studies are planned, performed, monitored, recorded, archived and reported. GLPs are not guidelines, they are regulations and have the force of law. Sciensano is the Belgian GLP Monitoring Authority.
The GLP Compliance Monitoring is intended to ascertain whether test facilities claiming GLP compliance for a study have implemented fully the GLP principles for the conduct of studies and are capable of assuring that the resulting data are of adequate quality according to the OECD Principles of GLP.
It includes audits of data of physical, chemical, toxicological and/or ecotoxicological testing of chemicals, such as industrial chemicals, pharmaceuticals, veterinary drugs, phytopharmaceuticals, food and feed additives and cosmetics. Field studies are also covered by Good Laboratory Practice and inspected by Sciensano as the GLP Monitoring Authority.