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

CGPM votes unanimously to change the SI

SI redef sq smlAt 12:20 CET today, CGPM, the General Conference on Weights and Measures responsible for decisions on the systeme internationale, voted unanimously to move the foundations of physical and chemical measurement.

The CGPM met, at an open meeting at the Palais des Congrès, Versailles, to discuss and vote on the re-definition of four of the SI’s seven base units: the mole, the ampere, the kelvin, and the kilogram.
This change, which will come into effect on World Metrology Day (20th May) 2019, is perhaps the most fundamental change in the SI since its inception. For the first time, the SI will be defined entirely in terms of fundamental physical constants, instead of requiring the maintenance of a physical artefact.

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Validation of targeted and non-targeted methods - First circular available

Tartu bridge30th Rosette55x80The first circular for the May 2019 Eurachem workshop on Validation of targeted and non-targeted methods of analysis is now available. Organised by Eurachem colleagues in Estonia, the workshop will be directly relevant to everyone involved in analytical measurements in laboratories such as industry, pharmaceutical, medical, environmental, food, and academia.

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IUPAC/CITAC Workshop on Quality of Test Results for Conformity Assessment

Isranalytica2019LogoCITAC, in conjunction with IUPAC, are pleased to announce the IUPAC/CITAC Workshop on "Quality of Test Results for Conformity Assessment
of a Chemical Composition: What is Good and What is Bad?"

The main goal of the workshop is discussion of the quality parameters of test (chemical analytical) results in pharmaceutical industry, environmental analysis, metallurgy and other fields, necessary for conformity assessment of a material or object.

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Eurachem leaflet on PT frequency now available in Italian

PT freq 90ItalyThanks to our Italian colleages and the EURACHEM Proficiency Testing Working Group, the information leaflet "Proficiency testing - how much and how often?" is now available in Italian. The leaflet helps laboratories select the right balance of areas of work and participation frequency.

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Eurachem measurement uncertainty guide available in Russian

ESQUAM:2012 RU Cover (Thumbnail)Thanks to an outstanding effort by our Russian colleagues, the well-known Eurachem/CITAC Guide "Quantifying Uncertainty in Analytical Measurement" (3rd edition) is now available in Russian.

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New Estonian translation of Eurachem leaflet on compliance assessment

EEt InDoubtThanks to our colleagues in Estonia, the Eurachem leaflet  "Use of uncertainty information in compliance assessment" is now additionally available in Estonian.

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"Target uncertainty" leaflet available in Spanish

orange tree 90ESThanks to our Eurachem colleagues in Spain, the information leaflet, "Setting Target Measurement Uncertainty", which gives a short introduction to the importance of the topic, is now available in Spanish.

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New Eurachem leaflet on ISO/IEC 17025:2017

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The Eurachem Education and training Working Group has published a new Information leaflet giving an overview of the main changes in the 2017 version of ISO/IEC 17025 - General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. The new Standard has a revised structure, including different management system options. There is a new emphasis on "risks and opportunities", clearer reference to sampling activities, new requirements around conformity assessment and a new emphasis on metrological traceability.

The new leaflet is currently available in English, Spanish and Bulgarian, with other translations planned.

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New Eurachem leaflet on Target Measurement Uncertainty

orange tree 90Measurement results are only fit for purpose if the measurement uncertainty (MU) is reliable and has a magnitude small enough for the intended use. The Eurachem measurement uncertainty and traceability working group has now released a new information leaflet, "Setting Target Measurement Uncertainty", giving a short introduction to importance of the topic.

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Eurachem Validation guide released in Turkish

Frontcover Validation GuideTRThanks to the hard work of our colleagues in Turkey, the second edition of the Eurachem guide "The Fitness for Purpose of Analytical Methods" is now additionally available from this website in Turkish.

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