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19 April 2018 - Advisory Document of the Working Group on Good Laboratory Practice on the Management, Characterisation and Use of Test Items. SEE BELOW FOR LINK

This new Advisory Document provides clarity for test facilities on the expectations of national Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) compliance monitoring authorities regarding how test items are transported, received, identified, labelled, sampled, handled, stored, characterised, archived and disposed according to the Principles of OECD GLP. The document consolidates existing OECD guidance on test items that are used in studies conducted in compliance with the Principles of GLP. It also aims to promote a consistent approach that is appropriate to the objective of the study and the nature of the test item.



AGIT has now updated their documents End of January 2018 (scroll down for links)




2018 SPAQA Members Meeting and Conference - Presentations now available in Members Only section

The 2018 SPAQA Members Meeting and Conference was a great success

Venue: Hyperion Hotel in Basel (formerly the Ramada Plaza Hotel)

Date/Time:  March 5th 2018

Members Meeting was followed by the GLP Monitoring authority Roundtable and Guest Speakers.



The 2018 SPAQA annual dues are payable from 01.01.2018.  

If you are unable to access the Members only section of the website and have paid your 2017 dues, If you please contact us at


In order to pay your dues for 2018:    Please pay 100 Sfr to the following Post Finance Account. Please note: Since the Annual Meeting is open to all members without additional fees, we request that you pay your dues prior to or in cash on the day of the Annual Meeting .


Name Swiss Professional Association of Quality Assurance (SPAQA)
Postal Account number40-17421-9
IBAN electronicalCH4909000000400174219
swift code/BICP O F I C H B E X X X
BankSwiss Post, Postfinance, Nordring 8, 3030 Bern, Switzerland
Clearing number 09000

News from the Working Groups

Networking possibilities galore

Jan Doran has stepped down as the leader of the GLP and IT Working Groups. See below for new Group leaders.

GLP Group: The GLP working group will now be headed by Patric Burkhardt, F. Hoffmann -La Roche. Patric's leadership of the group was confirmed at the SPAQA Annual Meeting. If you are interested in becoming a member of the group, please contact Patric at


IT group:  The group held an organizational meeting at F. Hoffmann La-Roche in Basel on Oct 26th 2016 with additional meetings on January 18,2017, and on August 23rd, 2017 

The August meeting was very well attended. See the minutes of the meeting on the Members Only website under the CSV working group.

We will have another meeting of the group in Q1 2018. The new group leader of the IT group is Nina Häuselmann.  She was confirmed at the SPAQA annual meeting. For more information - contact her at


GMP Group: Contact  

Recent OECD or AGIT releases


Finalized Documents

OECD Advisory Document on Test Items (OECD19) released 19 April 2018

OECD Advisory document on Peer Review (OECD 16).

OECD Advirory document Application of GLP Principles to Computerised Systems (OECD 17 replaces OECD 10)


AGIT has updated all of its documents 

SPAQA Annual Meeting Presentations Available

The presentations from the 2012-2018 SPAQA Annual Members meetings and Annual Meetings are available in the SPAQA Members Only area.

The presentations from the 2012 Cloud Symposium are also available in the Members Only area. 

The presentations from the 2012 and 2013 GLP Monitoring Authority Roundtable are also available for download. See GLP Roundtable tab.

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