Quality and Accreditation


The Australian Phenomics Facility (APF) recognises that the standard of our services impacts significantly on research project outcomes, timeframes to completion and the overall cost of undertaking the research. 

We are committed to providing the highest quality services and as a result have recently attained NATA accreditation in the research and development (R&D) program. The APF is currently the only facility in the ACT with R&D accreditation and one of only ten Australia wide. The APF Australian Phenome Bank is also the first R&D NATA accredited bio-bank in Australia.

The facility is equipped with up to date technology to deliver the highest quality research data and we monitor and improve our quality through a continuous improvement programme. All services are compliant with relevant legislation including those governed by the Office of the Gene Technology Registrar (OGTR), ANU Animal Experimentation Ethics Committee (AEEC), Department of Agriculture, Forestry’s and Fisheries (DAFF) and other relevant legislative authorities. 

Our Client Service Charter describes the high level of services our clients can expect from our facility and staff through:

  • Timed services
  • Highly skilled technical staff
  • Training and Development of internal staff and external clients
  • Regular audits of internal processes
  • Health Monitoring Reports
  • Consultation and planning
  • Efficient and courteous service


The APF is accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA) in the program of Research and Development (biological and medical testing).The APF operates in compliance with the international standards ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO/IEC 15189 (interpreted for research using CITAC Guide CG2 “Quality Assurance for Research and Non Routine Analysis” (1998). Please view our certificate of accreditation for the scope of accredited services. (PDF 70KB)


At the APF we are also dedicated to protecting your privacy. We have in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorised access, maintain data security and ensure the correct use of service information.

Updated:  22 August 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director/Page Contact:  Site manager