The University of Arizona

Good Laboratory Practices

The University of Arizona is committed to protecting the health and safety of its faculty, staff, and students. Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) is a system of quality assurance in research that ensures consistent, reliable results and accountability in non-clinical research. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) provides guidelines for conducting research considered GLP in 21 CFR, Part 58. The University of Arizona’s GLP program is voluntary, but many labs choose to partake.  During the consultation, the GLP manager will focus on topics such as: Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and form creation and maintenance, record keeping and retention, equipment calibration/certification and preventative maintenance, inventory management, etc.

Research Laboratory & Safety Services (RLSS) is a consulting service, and does not certify your laboratory as a GLP facility.