The principles of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) are guidelines enacted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). As a result they are legally binding in all OECD countries and are taken over in the European regulations. When Belgian test facilities report that they comply with GLP for running a non-clinical study, we assess whether they fully implement the principles for its proper conduct.
Our job only applies to non-clinical trials and to some experiments which have not been submitted yet to the appropriate regulatory authorities. Moreover, we only intervene if the tests are run in a laboratory or in an environment specifically designed to provide data about their properties and/or safety.