A number of countries require manufacturers of industrial chemicals, pharmaceuticals, veterinary drugs, pesticides, cosmetic products, food products, feed additives, etc., to establish through data that use of these products do not pose any hazards to human health and the environment. Non-hazardous nature needs to be established through studies and data, which will be examined by the regulatory authorities of the concerned countries. Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) is a system, which has been evolved by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) used for achieving the above goals.
National GLP Compliance Monitoring Authority was established by the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, with the approval of the Union Cabinet on April 24, 2002.
GLP-compliance certification is voluntary in nature. Industries/test/ facilities/laboratories dealing with above chemical sand looking for approval from regulatory authorities before marketing them, may apply to the National GLP Compliance Monitoring Authority for obtaining GLP Certification.