Welcome to Eurachem
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Welcome to Eurachem, a network of organisations in Europe having the objective of establishing a system for the international traceability of chemical measurements and the promotion of good quality practices. It provides a forum for the discussion of common problems and for developing an informed and considered approach to both technical and policy issues. It provides a focus for analytical chemistry and quality related issues in Europe.
Check the Task Views to find all the Eurachem resources for particular topics:
Eurachem Survey on evaluation of performance in non quantitative Proficiency Tests
The Eurachem Proficiency Testing Working Group is undertaking a survey to collect information from PT/EQA providers on current practice for performance evaluation in qualitative and interpretative proficiency testing.
The questionnaire can be accessed directly here. Further information is given below.
Second edition of "Accreditation for Microbiology Laboratories" published
Eurachem has issued a new edition of its existing guide "Accreditation for microbiology laboratories". The guide, produced primarily in collaboration with the EA Laboratory Committee, provides microbiological laboratories with information and guidance on fulfilling the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025.
The new version of the guide can be downloaded from here.
Quality in Analytical Measurements: 2nd Circular available
The second circular for the Eurachem international workshop on "Quality in Analytical Measurements" is now available to download. The workshop, to be held in Lisbon on Monday 19 to Wednesday 21 May 2014, will cover the chemical description of the analytical problem, traceability, measurement uncertainty, interpretation and reporting of results. This event will also celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Eurachem.
New Eurachem Information Leaflet issued
The Eurachem PT working group has released a new Eurachem information leaflet entitled "How can proficiency testing help my laboratory?". The English edition can be downloaded here.
Other information leaflets can be found under 'Information leaflets'.
Eurachem News No. 31 issued
The latest Eurachem Newsletter is now available to download in PDF format. Printed copies will also be available through National members.
Previous newsletters can be found on the Newsletter page.