In 2012, the President instructed the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to initiate the harmonization of testing laboratories in the country. The challenge at that time was to establish a framework that will address issues on harmonization, collaboration, and interfacing among laboratories while respecting their mandates and regulatory functions. This brought about the establishment of a laboratory network known as the “One-stop Laboratory Services for Global Competitiveness (OneLab).
To provide global access to comprehensive analytical and calibration services at a single touch point.
To be globally-recognized network of analytical and calibration laboratories distinguished for quality, proficient services and ultimate customer convenience.
What is OneLab
A Network of laboratories aimed at ensuring availability and broadening public access to testing and calibration services at a single touchpoint through an IT-based platform. OneLab uniquely facilitates the seamless laboratory transaction from sample receipt to release of test result as facilitated by the OneLab Referral System. With this efficient system, you get the fastest turn-around time and expanded test offerings in the market.
Provide relevant and efficient laboratory services for industries, research institutions, other government & Non-government sectors and general public. Offer wider scope of services for different materials and products.
Currently, OneLab has 16 DOST Regional Standard and Testing Laboratories(RSTL), 6 DOST Research and Development Institute(RDI) laboratories, 4 government agencies and 19 private local laboratories and 8 international laboratories as members. For full details please click the Our Network
Benita & Catalino Yap Foundation (BCYF) Innovation Award under the government category.
Awarded by Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) as Government Best Practice Recognition for 2017.
Recognized as One of the Top 10 Best Practices in 6th International Best Practice Competition on 2018 held at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.