Laboratory Animal Quality Network

The ICLAS Laboratory Animal Quality Network was established in 2006 as a joint initiative of ICLAS and laboratories involved in the health monitoring and/or genetics of laboratory animals.

The objectives of the Network are to develop programs that fulfil ICLAS aims of:

  • improving and maintaining the quality of animals used in research,
  • raising awareness of the importance of high quality laboratory animals among the scientific community.

The Network currently runs two programs:

Performance Evaluation Program for Diagnostic Laboratories (PEP)

A scientifically robust program designed to enable diagnostic laboratories worldwide to monitor the sensitivity and specificity of their health monitoring assays.

  •     Network representative

  •     PeP participating Labs

  •     PeP applications

Genetic Quality Monitoring Program (GQMP)

A program focused on the genetic monitoring of rodents with the following objectives:

  •      to promote education and training to increase awareness of the importance of genetic quality monitoring,

  •      to provide advice and guidance on genetic quality testing,

  •      to establish a self- assessment genetic monitoring program.

Performance Evaluation Program (PEP)

PEP Network Representatives

Performance Evaluation Program for Diagnostic Laboratories (PEP)

PEP Participating Laboratories


Genetic program

ICLAS Genetic
Monitoring Reference Program

ICLAS Genetic Quality
Monitoring Program

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