Eurachem - History and Impact
Eurachem - The first ten years
Eurachem was founded in 1989, and on the occasion of the tenth General Assembly, Alex Williams, the convenor of the initial meetings set up to consider establishing a forum for traceability in analytical chemistry in Europe, presented a history of the formation and the first ten years of Eurachem.
This presentation has since been documented as a personal view of Eurachem, and provides an insight into the early development of the organisation and the reasons for its establishment. It is part of Eurachem's history.
EURACHEM – the first ten years can be downloaded as a PDF from this page.
Eurachem's 25th Anniversary - a perspective
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary, Eurachem was invited to submit review articles to the journal Accreditation and Quality Assurance (AQUAL) covering Eurachem's formation and impact in its first 25 years.
The first of these articles, by founder members Alex Williams (Chairman, Eurachem WG on Uncertainty and Traceability) and Paul De Bièvre (Eurachem Chairman 1993 -95) is "Eurachem's 25th Anniversary: Two members' perspective" and covers some key developments in the development of an infrastructure for metrology in chemistry.
The paper is reproduced here in preprint form by kind permission of Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
Download "Eurachem's 25th Anniversary: Two members' perspective" here or obtain the published AQUAL edition here.
The paper should be cited as
A Williams, P de Bievre, Accred Qual Assur (2014) 19:55–57. DOI 10.1007/s00769-014-1040-0 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00769-014-1040-0).
Impact of Eurachem: 25 years of activity
A second paper, "Impact of Eurachem 25 years of activity", presents collated evidence of the impact of Eurachem's activity up to the 25th anniversary in 2014. This paper, in preprint form, is also reproduced here by kind permission of Springer-Verlag.
This paper should be cited as:
Bertil Magnusson, Stephen L.R. Ellison, Marina Patriarca, Accred Qual Assur (2014) 19:55–57. DOI 10.1007/s00769-014-1040-0 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00769-014-1041-z)
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