Recent news

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

Czech translation of Eurachem PT guide

The EEE-PT Working Group is pleased to announce that, thanks to the hard work of our Czech colleagues, the latest edition of our guide "Selection, Use and Interpretation of Proficiency Testing (PT) Schemes by Laboratories" is now additionally available in Czech. The third edition brings the guide up to date with standards and guidance documents that have been revised and developed since the second edition was released in 2011. In particular it aligns the guide with ISO 13528:2015 and with current guidance on developing a PT participation strategy and selecting the most appropriate PT schemes..

The translation is available at no charge from the Eurachem website.

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Czech translation of Eurachem/CITAC guide on performance and uncertainty for qualitative analysis

Thanks to the work of our colleagues at Eurachem-CZ, the Eurachem/CITAC joint qualitative analysis working group is pleased to announce the release of a new Czech translation of our guide on "Assessment of performance and uncertainty in qualitative chemical analysis". The Guide provides tools to help improve the quality of qualitative analysis and of their interpretation.

The translation is available at no charge from the Eurachem website.

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May 2023 Workshop on Ensuring reliable results - first circular available

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The first circular is now available for the May 2023 Eurachem Workshop on "Ensuring reliable and accurate results of analytical processes".

The main themes for the workshop are Method validation, Equipment and Software validation, Internal and external quality controls, and measurement Uncertainty and Traceability of results.

Read more: May 2023 Workshop on Ensuring reliable results - first circular available

Eurachem supports #WorldStandardsDay

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"All ... Eurachem guidance documents build on a foundation of globally recognised international standards."

On #WorldStandardsDay, our colleague Kyriacos Tsimillis writes about the importance of Standards, globally and for Eurachem, in a new Eurachem Blog article

PT leaflets updated

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Thanks to the hard work of our Proficiency Testing Working Group, we've issued updated versions of eight of our popular Information Leaflets on Proficiency testing topics, from selecting a PT scheme to following up PT results. The updates bring the leaflets up to date with current terminology and relevant Standards. English versions of the latest edition are available; translations into other languages are planned.

All the updated information leaflets can be found via our Information Leaflets page.


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).

Read our latest blog article here >>

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".

Download the guide here >>