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Don't Leave It to Chance Ensuring quality and compliance for agrochemical registration.

Quality Assurance

When it comes to regulatory submission for agrochemical products, you don’t want to leave anything to chance. The Quality Assurance Unit (QAU) at Battelle, located in the UK, oversees laboratories involved in agrochemical studies to ensure regulatory compliance to Good Laboratory Practice (GLP).  


QUA is an independent group that provides quality oversight for laboratories conducting research for agrochemical product registration and regulatory compliance. We work with laboratories to ensure that their quality systems fully meet the requirements of sponsors, government agencies or other regulatory authorities. Since the formation of the company, the QAU has been involved in ten government inspections for new companies, new laboratories and laboratories moving to new premises. 

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Our staff brings more than 50 years of regulatory experience in GLP and includes members of the Research Quality Association (RQA) who have previously served on, or are currently serving on, the Association’s board and committees. The QAU is separate from and independent of the Battelle Study Directors and reports directly to the head of the test facilities to ensure objective oversight of Battelle and non-Battelle labs. 


We work with laboratories to ensure that regulatory work is performed in accordance with the principles of GLP and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and to the highest quality standards.

Our quality assurance process includes:

  • Review of all study plans, phase plans and amendments
  • Critical “in-life” study-based inspections 
  • Process-based inspections to identify potential systemic issues 
  • Inspection of laboratories, SOP systems, reference and test item handling, computer systems, staff records and the GLP Archive 
  • Audit and review of final reports using a combination of complete and sample checks
  • Sub-contractor audits to ensure that all work follows GLP


With Battelle’s proactive and independent quality assurance program, you can rest assured your laboratory will meet all quality requirements to conduct regulatory work. Our unit will ensure that regulatory work is conducted and reported to the highest standard of quality and compliance with international GLP requirements. 

Office Locations

505 King Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: 800-201-2011
or 614-424-6424


141 Longwater Drive, Suite 202
Norwell, MA 02061


Battelle UK Limited
29, Springfield Lyons Approach
Chelmsford Business Park
Springfield, Chelmsford
Essex, CM2 5LB, UK


Battelle UK Limited
Langstone Technology Park
Langstone Road