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Good Laboratory Practices

Training Manual & Video Series


What are best practices for running and managing a laboratory? Here we present two formats as guides.        The first format is a manual about Good Laboratory Management: Training Manual for Trainers. This manual  provides a step-by-step guide for a five-day training course that includes the set of presentations provided in the following section. 

The second format is a series of 10 short videos. These videos were filmed at a working lab at the University of Florida. The instructor is this lab's manager: Richard Fethiere (pictured here). He shows you  essential elements of the laboratory and guiding principles for management.



Where to start?

Students and those who are new to laboratory settings may wish to begin with the videos. The first video provides an introduction, and the other videos may be selected in any order. Collectively they offer a "Laboratory 101" overview.

Teachers and laboratory managers will be able to use the manual and the presentations to prepare for classes or an introductory course. Click here for additional information about the manual. For related resources and support, visit our LSIL Academy.


These presentations are part of the manual and can be used to prepare an introductory course.


GLP Study Protocols Pt III


Ethics and Rights

Raw Data Collection

Final Reporting and Archiving


Laboratory Management


Sample Intake Processing


Lab Safety and Equipment Maintenance


Personal Protective Equipment


Role of Lab Administrators



Supplementary Materials: Videos

These videos support the training manual for trainers: Good Laboratory Management. They are designed as a complement to the introductory course in Good Laboratory Management Practices.

Introduction to Good Lab Management

Laboratory Tour


Standard Operating Procedures


The Role of Administrators


Buildings and Lab Design


Equipment Maintenance


Data Management


Lab Safety


Personal Protective Equipment


Safety Documentation and Equipment

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems is part of Feed the Future

This work was funded in whole or part by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Resilience, Environment and Food Security under Agreement # AID-OAA-L-15-00003 as part of Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems. Additional funding was received from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation OPP#060115.  Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed here are those of the authors alone.