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Eurachem and NMKL sign Memorandum of Understanding

Eurachem and NMKL are pleased to announce that on 16 August 2021, Vicki Barwick (Eurachem Chair) and Eystein Oveland (NMKL Secretary General) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with the aim of fostering closer links and providing opportunities for collaboration between the two organisations.

NMKL (Nordic Committee on Food Analysis), established in 1947, is a network of experts in food analysis from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The network provides reliable methods and develops guidelines for laboratories and users of analytical results, organises workshops and promotes Nordic food methodology interests internationally. Since 2007, NMKL has also offered NordVal International certification of alternative microbiological and chemical methods.

Eurachem, established in 1989, provides a focus for analytical chemistry and quality related issues in Europe. The network gives a forum for European laboratories and other organisations to promote the adoption of common principles of valid analytical measurement, and to collaborate on the development of guidelines supporting good quality practices.

The MoU provides a framework for future collaboration, with a view to optimising resources to ensure maximum benefit for both organisations’ members and the wider analytical community.

Vicki Barwick, Chair, Eurachem, said, “Given the common aims of Eurachem and NMKL I am pleased to formalise the relationship between the two networks which I am sure will bring great benefits in the area of analytical quality assurance. On behalf of the Eurachem network, I look forward to close collaboration in the future.”

Eystein Oveland, Secretary General, NMKL, said, “I can foresee a mutual benefit of this MoU with respect to work ongoing in the NMKL chemistry expert committee and validation processes of analytical methods and procedures. On behalf of NMKL, I am grateful for this collaboration with Eurachem and hope it will provide added value for the analytical chemistry community.”