University of Kentucky Research

Mission and Vision


To use the experience and training of the faculty and staff in the Good Laboratory Practice Neuroscience Center to assist researchers who are seeking to strengthen their research programs to meet FDA and new NIH/NSF standards.


Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs) are federal regulations for conducting research studies for products regulated by the FDA or EPA. The GLP Neuroscience Center conducts GLP and GLP-like studies for biotech and pharmaceutical sponsors, has generated $8 million in funding, and is audited internally and by sponsors and the FDA.


Our center’s proven track record with successful GLP compliance can be leveraged throughout the University with other research teams to achieve the University’s vision of being one of the nation’s top public research universities with a model program for Good Research Practice which will strengthen data quality, integrity and reproducibility.