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UNODC New Psychoactive Substances Portal and International Collaborative Exercise Portal

Welcome to the online portals of the UNODC Laboratory and Scientific Section. From this page you can access both portals. Please click on the icons below to be redirected to the portal of your choice.


International Quality Assurance Programme (IQAP) International Collaborative Exercises (ICE)

An important part of the UNODC International Quality Assurance Programme is the International Collaborative Exercises (ICE), which aims to assist drug testing laboratories worldwide in assessing their own performance and taking corrective actions, when appropriate. In each of the two rounds per year of the ICE programme, participating laboratories receive test samples designed to mimic their daily work, that contain controlled drugs from actual seizures and/or test samples that contain drugs and their metabolites in biological specimens (specifically urine).

UNODC Early Warning Advisory (EWA) on New Psychoactive Substances (NPS)

The UNODC EWA portal provides access to basic information on new psychoactive substances (NPS). Registered users can access additionally specific information on NPS, including trend data on emergence and persistence, chemical details on individual substances, supporting documentation on laboratory analysis and legislative responses.