Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) embodies a set of principles that provides a framework within which laboratory studies are planned, performed, monitored, recorded, reported and archived.
These studies are undertaken to generate data by which the hazards and risks to users, consumers and third parties, including the environment, can be assessed for pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, veterinary medicines, industrial chemicals, cosmetics, food and feed additives and biocides. GLP helps assure regulatory authorities that the data submitted are a true reflection of the results obtained during the study and can therefore be relied upon when making risk/safety assessments.
In order to provide assurance of the quality and integrity of studies intended for submission to regulatory authorities, the Institute of Aquaculture is able to undertake studies in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP).
Our freshwater and marine facilities are part of a number of Institute laboratories which operate to GLP standards and have conducted a wide range of studies to comply with current licensing requirements for veterinary medicines and feedstuffs intended for use in aquaculture.
The Institute was the first European centre working primarily on aquaculture research to receive a statement of GLP compliance. The laboratories concerned are inspected regularly by the UK medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA) under the UK GLP Monitoring Programme.