APPENDIX VI

Information to be provided by Member States when proposing diagnostic and analytical laboratories

1.
Name of laboratory.
2.
Point of contact for the laboratory.
3.
Mailing address, and, if available, web address.
4.
Telephone number(s) and e-mail.
5.
Field(s) of expertise (See appendix IV).
6.
Describe the level of containment and toxic handling capabilities of the laboratory. Give the biosafety level of the laboratory and describe the capabilities, to include staff competency, facilities, equipment, and, where applicable, permits to handle biological materials.
7.
Relevant experience, including training and competencies of staff.
8.
Specification of any particular requirements for preparation of samples.
9.
Specification of any particular requirements or legal limitations with respect to customs or other inspections for the movement of samples for analysis, particularly for the requirements for the import of samples.
10.
Specification of the number of samples able to accept and any fees and responsibilities for services carried out on behalf of the Secretary-General.
11.
Quality management, assurance and control, including accreditation or certification (e.g., ISO/IEC 17025, GLP, ISO 9001); international and national reference functions, and participation in international laboratory networks and/or inter-laboratory proficiency tests.
12.
24-hour point of contact in the Member State authorizing selection of the laboratory, including mailing address, telephone, facsimile, and e-mail address.

Laboratories designated by Member States will be asked to accept a confidentiality agreement covering any analysis conducted on behalf of the Secretary-General for the purposes of investigating the alleged use of CBT weapons.