APPLICATION OF THE GOOD LABORATORY PRACTICE TO THE CHEMISTRY LABORATORY IN ENGINEERING GRADES
The Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) is a set or rules, operating procedures and practices which indicate the best way to manage and organize the laboratory. They also provide recommendation about how and the experimental protocol must be planned, carried out, monitored, registered, reported and archived. Several sets of GLP rules have been established and promulgated by several organizations, such as the pharmaceutical industry, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Food and Drug Administration, US Environmental Protection Agency and European Union. The aim of the GLP is to ensure the reliability, integrity, consistency and quality of the experimental results produced in certain types of research or study, and to assess the safety for the laboratory staff and the environment. The University Jaume I considers that the mastering of the GLP is essential for the chemistry students, and should be impressed from the first academic year. Thus, the correct learning and enforcement of the GLP is an important learning outcome of the first chemistry laboratory subject, and its course syllabus strongly focuses on the GLP. The paper describes the implementation of the Good Laboratory Practice in the laboratory of the "Chemistry for Engineering" subject (EX1006) taught at several Engineering grades at the University Jaume I.