This page provide links to a range of free, downloadable documents (SOPs, guidelines, templates, training materials, etc.) useful for clinical and research laboratories. These have been kindly shared by organisations that have developed them for use in their own work, and are happy to allow others to use them. The information and examples provided here are intended to assist Principal Investigators (PI) and laboratory personnel in developing SOPs and documents appropriate for their own laboratories. While the documents are mainly generic, please note that they will need to be carefully reviewed and adapted by the PI or laboratory manager before adopting them for use in their own laboratories. Please reference the Global Health Laboratories when you use them.

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The resources have been organised by document type:

Guidelines/Reference documents

Access the guidelines and reference documents here.

Document templates

Access the document templates here.

Laboratory Quality Management

Laboratory Technical documents

Laboratory Health and Safety documents