Who are we?



AGLAE Association

A.G.L.A.E. stands for "Association Générale des Laboratoires d’Analyses et d'Essais" which means General Association of Analytical and Testing Laboratories. This is a non-profit-association, governed by the French law of 1 July 1901.

Founded on 16 December 1993 by various laboratories (regional, public, private, industrials, water companies…), the Association aims to improve analyses, especially chemical, microbiological and biological, in the fields of the environment and medical biology.


AGLAE is accredited by the French Accreditation body Cofrac for the provision of proficiency testing (No. 1-1664). Scope available on www.cofrac.fr

Préparation des matériaux d'essais            Echantillons préparés pour plus de 100 participants

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Key facts

  • More than 1200 laboratories where test samples are distributed, with 30% international
  • Around 250 tests per year
  • More than 10000 parcels sent per year

The structure of the Association

AGLAE, as an Association, comprises a general Assembly, an Administration Board and an Executive Committee, to which a Technical Committee adds. These entities manage the Association from an administrative point of view.

Should you wish to join the General Assembly, please contact us.

The practical implementation is conducted by permanent staff members: the team.


structure aglaeMore precisely:

  • The General Assembly gives the general directions of the Association.
  • The Administration Board makes the major decisions of management in accordance with the guidelines of the General Assembly. It is elected by the General Assembly.
  • The Executive Committee is the subgroup of the Administration Board.
  • The Technical Committee consists of members from the Administration Board, staff members and other people qualified in specific analytical fields.

  • The team gathers the permanent staff members of the Association.

  • Find the list of the members of the Administration Board.