In Canada, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) administers the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) initiative, and is the Canadian GLP Compliance Monitoring Authority.
OECD GLP principles were developed by the OECD to cover virtually all managerial aspects of non-clinical health and environmental safety studies – from the planning stage, through to archiving and reporting results – and include work conducted in the laboratory, in greenhouses and in the field.
Compliance with the OECD GLP principles helps to ensure non-clinical studies are carried out according to internationally accepted requirements. Having this recognition facilitates the acceptance of these studies by OECD member countries.
Benefits of SCC recognition
SCC recognition demonstrates a laboratory’s competence to manage and perform activities defined by its specific program scope of accreditation. Through SCC recognition, laboratories are able to obtain independent, third-party, credible test results for themselves and for their customers.
SCC recognition helps laboratories deliver services with confidence and attract new customers. As a signatory member to several international mutual recognition and multilateral agreements, SCC’s GLP Recognition Program is internationally recognized.
SCC’s Criteria and Procedures section highlights each international standard and Canadian procedural document whose requirements must be met for a particular accreditation program.
For more information
For more information, please contact SCC Accreditation Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also view the following documents: