Consensus documents are guidance documents for the application of GLP that stemmed from ‘consensus workshops’ traditionally held in earlier years of the programme on particular issues regarding the application of GLP. These types of ‘consensus workshops’ are no longer held.
Advisory Documents are guidance documents for the application of GLP, formulated on a consensus-based approach and include a public consultation prior to the publication. Several documents have been updated as consensus documents or replaced by Advisory Documents through updated practices of the Working Party on GLP.
Guidance for Compliance Monitoring Authorities is a sub-set of guidance specifically for the purposes of monitoring authorities.
Position papers are types of documents used to communicate advice on a specific topic when the topic is related to GLP but not directly linked to the implementation of the GLP principles. They are also used to communicate policy positions on topics from the viewpoint of the Working Party on GLP.
Guidance for Receiving Authorities is a sub-set of guidance specifically for the purposes of government receiving authorities.