Eurachem Working Groups

Education and Training Working Group

Terms of Reference

  1. The Eurachem Education and Training Working Group has been established and will operate in accordance with the Constitution agreed in the Eurachem Memorandum of Understanding.
  2. The Eurachem Education and Training Working Group will attempt to have representatives from each of the member states of Europe either as Active Members or as Associate Members*.
  3. The Eurachem Education and Training Working Group will elect a Chairperson who will serve for a period of 2 years with a possibility of serving for a further 2 years after which time a new Chairperson will normally be elected. A Vice-chairperson will be appointed by the Working Group to serve for a period of 2 years with possible extension for one further period. To preserve continuity the Chairperson and Vice-chairperson should not complete their term of office at the same time.
  4. The Eurachem Education and Training Working Group will collate and evaluate information on the state of education and training in analytical science in different countries. The Working Group members will promote the concepts and importance of training, in particular, with respect to the development of teaching materials and courses on quality management which emphasise metrology. Members will report on these activities at the annual meeting.
  5. The Eurachem Education and Training Working Group will disseminate information on training courses for professional analysts in the workplace which cover quality management with an emphasis on metrology.
  6. The Eurachem Education and Training Working Group will collaborate with other organisations having similar or complementary aims.
  7. The Eurachem Education and Training Working group will meet annually at the General Assembly and review progress of projects against the Work programme.

* Active members agree to carry out tasks agreed at the annual Working Group meeting

Associate members agree to comment on draft papers sent out to the Working Group

Members

Country Member Country Member
Austria W Kandler Norway E Gjengedal
Austria T Prohaska Poland E Bulska
Austria A Rachetti (Vice Chair) Portugal M F Camoes*
Austria W Wegscheider Romania E Eftimie Totu
Cyprus E Hadjicostas* Russia V Baranovskaya
Cyprus  K Tsimilis Slovakia D Kordik
Czech Republic D Milde Slovenia N Majcen
Denmark L Sibbesen Spain P Morillas Bravo*
Finland L Linko Turkey M Bilsel
Germany M Hedrich Turkey O Cankur
Germany M Koch Turkey P Yolci Ömeroglu
Ireland P Behan United Kingdom V Barwick (Chair)
Ireland B Murphy United Kingdom E Prichard*
Italy M Patriarca
Organisation Member    
EC-JRC-IRMM P Taylor    

*Associate members

 

Eurachem Education and Training Work Programme

1. Collate and evaluate information on the state of education and training in analytical science in different member states in particular with respect to the development of teaching aids and training materials on quality management which emphasise metrology.

2. Contribute to the development and delivery of education and training in chemical metrology and quality assurance for both analytical scientists and the broader community by producing freely available materials. Current activities are:

  • Development and maintenance of a reading list to support teaching and training of metrology in chemistry and quality assurance. Click here to access the reading list.
  • Revision of the Eurachem 'Guide to Quality in Analytical Chemistry: An aid to accreditation'

 3. Organise workshops in metrology in chemistry which bring together academic staff, industrial scientists, instrument manufacturers and students.

4. Collaborate with other interested organisations such as EuCheMS, Eurolab, IRMM for TrainMiC and AcadeMiC, UK Chemical and Biological Metrology programme.

Specific projects in each area will be agreed at the annual Working Group meeting. Each work package will have a group of members identified in the Minutes to carry the project forward.

 

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