Eurachem Workshop - Uncertainty from sampling and analysis for accredited laboratories

A Eurachem International Workshop in conjunction with Eurolab and CITAC.   EURACHEM Logo 30th 235x80

Venue and date

The workshop will be held on 19-20 November 2019. The workshop is kindly hosted by BAM at BAM headquarters, Unter den Eichen, Berlin, Germany with support from EUROLAB-Deutschland.

Workshop information

Date: 19-20 November 2019
Venue: BAM headquarters, Unter den Eichen, Berlin, Germany
First circular: Download the first circular (pdf, 190kb)
Second circular Download the second circular (pdf, 2.3 Mb)
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Workshop programme

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Full scientific programme and Abstracts

Download all Abstracts, together with the latest programme and list of posters (PDF, 1.6 Mb) (Last updated 2019-11-18)
Fees* and registration

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Regular early registration (until 31.07.2019)    360 EUR
Regular late registration (from 01.08.2019) 475 EUR
Students registration  230 EUR
Accompanying persons 230 EUR

*Fees exclude VAT

Abstract submission


Poster submissions are welcome, and sessions will include opportunity for short contributed presentations.

Abstracts (plain text, 250-700 words) should be submitted at [Separate website].
Abstracts received before 15 October 2019 will be included in the programme booklet if within the conference scope. The organisers will make reasonable efforts to consider any abstracts received after that date but cannot guarantee inclusion in the conference literature.  

Extended abstracts including figures or tables should use the MS Word abstract template here.

About the Workshop


The workshop will discuss measurement uncertainty evaluation for sampling and analysis in the context of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. The workshop will help laboratory managers and staff concerned with

  • designing and implementing sampling protocols to ensure acceptable levels of uncertainty in results and conclusions
  • developing and maintaining field or laboratory procedures for measurement uncertainty evaluation and reporting to meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017
  • reporting measurement uncertainty in conformity assessment decisions under ISO/IEC 17025:2017


The workshop aims to discuss*

  • New provisions in the recently revised Eurachem Guide “Measurement uncertainty arising from sampling”
  • Improved methods for evaluating uncertainty from sampling
  • Current approaches to the evaluation of measurement uncertainty in analysis
  • Limitations in uncertainty evaluation under the ISO Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement (GUM)
  • New approaches for expressing measurement uncertainty – large uncertainties and asymmetry
  • Recent developments in uncertainty evaluation using validation and QC data
  • Measurement uncertainty, conformity assessment and decision rules in ISO/IEC 17025:2017
  • Measurement uncertainty and regulation
  • Software for measurement uncertainty evaluation
  • Planning and accreditation of sampling under ISO/IEC 17025:2017
  • New directions for international guidance – the future of the GUM

*Subject to contributions

Meeting format and contributions

The meeting, held over two days, will include invited presentations, discussion and poster sessions.

Discussion sessions will include opportunity for short contributed presentations. See above for how to submit an abstract for a poster or oral presentation.  


Confirmed speakers include:

  • M H Ramsey (Univ. Sussex, UK) Lead author, Eurachem “Measurement uncertainty arising from sampling” and Chair, Eurachem UfS WG
  • V Barwick (LGC, UK) Eurachem Vice-Chair; Co-author of the Eurachem guide “Terminology in Analytical Measurement” and chair of the Eurachem Education and Training WG
  • B Magnusson (Trollboken, Sweden). Co-author of Nordtest guides on uncertainty for environmental labs (537) and internal quality control (569)
  • S Ellison (LGC, UK) Co-author of the Eurachem guide “Quantifying Uncertainty in Analytical Measurement” and chair of the Eurachem measurement uncertainty WG
  • R Bettencourt da Silva (Univ. Lisbon, Portugal) Chair of the Eurachem Qualitative Analysis WG and lead author for the Eurachem guide on Setting target measurement uncertainty
  • W Wegscheider [Univ. Leoben]
  • A Van der Veen [VSL; member, JCGM WG1]
  • Teemu Näykki (SYKE, Finland) Co-author of Nordtest guide on uncertainty for environmental labs