Good Laboratory Practices Introduction


Project Overview

  • Responsibilities:

    • Instructional design

    • eLearning development

    • Storyboard 

  • Target Audience:

    • Research and development employees
  • Tools Used:

    • Articulate Storyline

    • Affinity Photo

    • Affinity Design
    • Animaker
    • Powerpoint

    • Blue Snowball microphone
    • Audacity



Problem & Solution

To be certified in Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), non-clinical research labs must meet GLP regulations. Being GLP certified makes the sale of products easier since it guarantees a certain level of accuracy in its tests and results, requiring less additional testing when moving into a different countries market. Currently, only 40% if employees have passed the lab’s GLP assessment or have met GLP regulations while on the job. The lab is not able to add additional facilitators to further train employees.  

The solution I recommended was an eLearning course that could be completed on their own time without the need for extra facilitators. This would be used in conjunction with driving factors and internal company inspections already in place to monitor and encourage employee use of GLP practices while on the job.


To begin the project, I performed a needs analysis. In the analysis, I addressed what performance gap was present, the roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders and SMEs, a learner analysis, and a proposal for the project content and deliverables. Building this document ensured that the project stayed within its scope and made the actual development of the course quicker as changes could be made in the document now rather than later during development. After receiving approval on the design document, I moved on to create the storyboard.


The storyboard laid out the overall flow of the course and general design ideas. Before receiving approval on the storyboard, I needed to revise the assessments I chose to make them more interactive and provide immediate feedback to the learners. When I completed those revisions, I was able to start the prototype. The prototype went through two rounds of feedback, with changes implemented each time based on stakeholder feedback. The final result is what you see here. 




I used the ARCs Model of Motivation to guide my proposal and choices in the design of the program. The content is dry, and keeping the learner’s focus and motivation throughout the course required using interactivity within the course. Animated videos were used to catch the attention of the learners and the relevance of why the findings of the FDA investigation affected the lab and research performed brought in relevance to their job at the lab. The assessments included built confidence in their ability to handle the information as they moved from the introduction to the in-depth modules for each principle. Assessments were varied, with some traditional multiple-choice assessments, a crossword puzzle, and an open-ended question that used H5P, an AI WordPress plug-in to grade.