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Quality Management

Accurate and reliable laboratory testing is necessary in order to provide quality data for successful clinical trials.

DAIDS contracts with various quality assurance (QA) partners to provide proficiency testing and support to labs performing sample processing and testing to the networks.

​GCLP Standards

Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) Standards are developed and maintained by DAIDS. The GCLP Standards and Frequently Asked Questions are posted on the Clinical Research Support (CRS) Services website.

View the GCLP Standards and Frequently Asked Questions

View translations of the GCLP Standards

View an overview of the DAIDS Laboratory Audit Process

Access the Online GCLP Refresher Course on the DAIDS Learning Management System

Access translations of GCLP training slides

Guidance for PBMC Labs

The purpose of “PBMC Laboratory Readiness Guide and Resources” is to help PBMC processing laboratories prepare to meet Good Clinical Laboratory (GCLP) standards and/or for a DAIDS audit.

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Guidelines for Communication and Data Flow

Quality and efficiency of
protocol-related testing is maintained and improved under a Total Quality Management (TQM) Program.

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Guidelines for the Development of Plans for Back-Up Labs

Whenever possible, laboratories should have back-up plans in case an instrument or the whole laboratory is unavailable to perform testing.

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PNL Assignments

The Primary Network Laboratory (PNL) is responsible for sharing relevant information among a non-US site-affiliated laboratory and the network coordinators of all other affiliated networks.

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