Unit GLP Federal Bureau and Quality Management

As the GLP Federal Bureau, the Unit is responsible for the coordination and harmonisation of issues relating to "Good Laboratory Practice" on national and international levels as well as the monitoring of certain GLP test facilities in Germany and abroad. The Federal Bureau also handles general questions on quality management, in particular regarding interfaces and demarcation issues between Good Laboratory Practice and other QM systems (e.g. GMP, GCP, accreditation and certification). Working in close cooperation with the quality management coordination experts at the BfR, the GLP Federal Bureau shares the experience it has gained through its national and international activities to promote the implementation and maintenance of quality management concepts at the BfR. Affiliated to the GLP Federal Agency and Quality Management Unit is the BfR’s "Laboratory Information Management System" (LIMS), which is responsible for the further development, maintenance and administration of the BfR-LIMS.

The legal remit of the GLP Federal Bureau at the BfR is outlined in the “General Administrative Provision GLP " (ChemVwV-GLP) and Sections 19b Para. 2 No. 3 and 19d Para. 1 of the German Chemicals Act

You can find more information, such as the list of test facilities in the German GLP monitoring programme (PDF file,496.94 KB), the GLP monitoring authorities in the regional laender (PDF file,314.57 KB) and GLP publications under "Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)".


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Max-Dohrn-Str. 8-10
D - 10589 Berlin

Postal address
PO Box 12 69 42
D - 10609 Berlin




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