Recent news

News items include website updates and recent news of Eurachem events and activities.

Proficiency Testing and Accreditation

In 2022 we mark World Accreditation Day on June 9th, with this year’s theme of “Accreditation: Sustainability in Economic Growth and the Environment”. This year, we explain how proficiency testing helps to support laboratory acceditation, and hence support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Eurachem/CITAC compliance assessment guide now available in Ukrainian

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The Eurachem/CITAC measurement and traceability working group are delighted to announce that, thanks to hard work by our colleagues in Ukraine, the second edition of our guide "Use of uncertainty information in compliance assessment" is now available in Ukrainian.

This second edition take into account the developments in other international guides and Standards, including ILAC G8, "Guidelines on Decision Rules and Statements of Conformity" and JCGM 106, "Evaluation of measurement data – The role of measurement uncertainty in conformity assessment".

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New leaflet on terminology for interlaboratory comparisons

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The Eurachem PT working group has issued a new Information Leaflet - "Let's call a PT scheme a PT scheme!" - covering the terminology for interlaboratory comparisons, including PT schemes.

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Online event - Discussion Forum on the Validity/Validation of Sampling Procedures

Eurachem and EUROLAB are pleased to announce an online discussion event on the topic of Validation of Sampling Procedures.

At this open event, Eurachem and Eurolap invite everybody with an interest/experience in the field of taking primary samples for the purpose of having them tested in an analytical laboratory to contribute with their views on the subject.

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Eurachem 2021/22 Newsletter available for download

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The Winter 2021-22 Eurachem Newsletter is now available to download in PDF format [6 Mb]. Printed copies will also be available through National members.This issue includes articles on updated Eurachem guides and leaflets, news from our working groups and national Eurachem members, workshop summaries, and the results of our website user survey.

Previous newsletters can be found on the Newsletter page.

Eurachem PT Workshop - Information for 2023

Owing to continuing uncertainty about global travel restrictions through 2023, Eurachem have regretfully decided to further defer the 10th Eurachem Workshop on Proficiency Testing in Analytical Chemistry, Microbiology and Laboratory Medicine.

The workshop will now be held in Windsor, UK, on 25-28 September 2023. We hope that this will make for a more useful and successful workshop for all the participants.

We are also pleased to say that registration for the 2023 event is now open on the conference website.

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May 2022 Eurachem workshop on ISO/IEC 17025 - Second Circular Available

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The second circular for the May 2022 Eurachem workshop on "Quality Assurance Challenges of Measurements from Field to Laboratory with a Focus on ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Requirements", hosted online by the Georgian Laboratory Association (GeLab), is now available. The second circular gives additional programme details and registration information.

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Eurachem Executive Committee statement on the invasion of Ukraine

The Eurachem Executive has made the following statement regarding the military action in Ukraine:

"The Eurachem Executive condemns war in any form and is deeply concerned and saddened by the invasion of Ukraine. Our thoughts are first and foremost for the safety of our colleagues in Ukraine and their families, but also with all members of the Eurachem community who are affected by the war.

We acknowledge that the current circumstances may hinder collaboration among our members. However, as a scientific community promoting the international agreement of measurement results, we recognise the importance of collaboration across borders and remain open to all members to continue to contribute to our aim of being a focus for analytical chemistry in Europe.

Vicki Barwick,
Eurachem Chair
On behalf of the Eurachem Executive Committee”

"PT for sampling" leaflet now available in Farsi

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Thanks to our colleagues in Iran, the EEE-PT Working Group is pleased to announce a Farsi translation of the Information Leaflet on PT schemes for sampling. The leaflet gives guidance on the application of ISO/IEC 17043 for PT providers organising PT schemes for sampling.

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May 2022 Eurachem workshop on ISO/IEC 17025 requirements - First Circular Available

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The first circular for the May 2022 Eurachem workshop on "Quality Assurance Challenges of Measurements from Field to Laboratory with a Focus on ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Requirements", hosted online by the Georgian Laboratory Association (GeLab), is now available. The workshop will address current practices, challenges, and future recommendations on quality assurance of physicochemical and microbiological measurement methods and their validation, including sampling-related issues.

Download the circular here >>