Recent news

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

New PT leaflet translations in Farsi

Thanks to the kind support of colleagues in Iran, the  EEE-PT Working Group is has published new Farsi translations of two of our Information leaflets, on Use of surplus PT materials, and on Investigating Poor Performance in PT.

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Trends and Challenges in Ensuring Quality in Analytical Measurements - Online

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The May 2021 Eurachem workshop on Trends and Challenges in Ensuring Quality in Analytical Measurements, scheduled for May 2021 in Prague, will now be held online over three days. Full details of the new programme and registration are available at http://eurachem2021.cz/ and on our website.

Organised by Eurachem colleagues in the Czech Republic, the workshop will discuss experience with the revised ISO 17025:2017, present current Eurachem activities in the field of analytical QA, and discuss future challenges from both research and practical perspectives.

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2021 revision of "Selection and use of PT schemes" Guide published

The EEE-PT Working Group (EA-Eurolab-Eurachem) are pleased to publish the latest edition of their popular guidance on Selection, Use and Interpretation of Proficiency Testing (PT) Schemes.

This 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.

Read more: 2021 revision of "Selection and use of PT schemes" Guide published

Three new PT leaflet translations in Turkish

FR Thanks to the work of our colleagues in Turkey the EEE-PT Working Group is pleased to announce Turkish translations of three of our Information leaflets, on PT schemes for sampling, Use of surplus PT materials, and  Investigating Poor Performance in PT.

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Validation guide supplements now available in German

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Thanks to the work of our colleagues in Germany, the Eurachem Method Validation Working Group are pleased to publish German translations of our Validation Guide Supplements on planning and use of blanks, covering the planning and reporting of validation studies.

The planning supplement is in the form of a template for planning the evaluation of chosen performance characteristics, which can form the basis of a validation report. The supplement also contains a checklist to assist with validation planning.

The supplementary guidance on blanks in method validation describes the different types of blanks which may be used during method validation. It provides guidance for validation in situations where it may be difficult to obtain a suitable blank matrix.

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Six new PT leaflet translations

FR Thanks to much hard work from our colleagues in France and Germany the EEE-PT Working Group is pleased to announce French and German translations of three of our Information leaflets, on PT schemes for sampling, Use of surplus PT materials, and  Investigating Poor Performance in PT.

You can also read about all our leaflets here >>

"Setting target measurement uncertainty" now available in Portuguese

PTForMEQ 80Thanks to the hard work of Eurachem Portugal, with colleagues from CITAC and the ForMEQ consortium (Fórum Internacional para Metrologia e Examinologia em Química), the Eurachem guide "Setting target measurement uncertainty" is now available for download from the Eurachem site in Portuguese.

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Information Leaflet on PT for sampling now available in Italian

Sampling PT

UAThanks to our colleagues in Italy, the EEE-PT Working Group is pleased to announce an Italian  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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Meet our new Executive Committee members

esmkrr 230x90The Eurachem general Assembly in May 2020 saw the appointment of two new Executive Committee (EC) members - Michael Koch, from Germany, and Riin Rebane from Estonia - and the handover of the Eurachem Secretariat from Francesca Rolle (Italy) to Elena Sanchez (UK).

Read more: Meet our new Executive Committee members

New German translation of "Traceability in Chemical Measurement"

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ESThanks to the work of our colleagues in Eurolab Germany, Eurachem has issued a new German translation of the 2nd edition of the Eurachem/CITAC Guide "Traceability in Chemical Measurement".

The Guide is intended to help meet the requirements on traceability of results given in ISO/IEC 17025. It give principles and detailed guidance on establishing metrological traceability in chemical analysis. Although the guide aimed principally at testing and measurement laboratories, the principles are expected to apply from routine analysis to basic research.

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