REACH tests need to comply with good laboratory practice

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) reminds registrants that all toxicological and ecotoxicological tests need to be carried out in compliance with good laboratory practice (GLP). ECHA reminds registrants preparing for the REACH 2018 deadline that it only accepts test data from OECD Member States or from full adherents to the OECD mutual acceptance of data system. Registrants should carefully select the laboratory that carries out tests for them. The test facility must be regularly inspected within the OECD GLP monitoring programme by a national GLP monitoring authority. Also, the test facility has to have a GLP certification for the area of expertise relevant for the particular test. Further information is available at: ECHA’s acceptance of GLP studies Information about inspected test facilities OECD pages on GLP

ECHA, 6 June 2017 ; ;