CZThanks to our Czech Eurachem colleagues, the Eurachem leaflet "Selecting the right proficiency testing scheme for my laboratory" is now additionally available in Czech.

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Babel 80The Eurachem Education and Training working group has released a new information leaflet, "You talk, we understand – The way out of the tower of Babel". The leaflet highlights some terms which are commonly confused or misunderstood and introduces the Eurachem Guide on Terminology in Analytical

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nl33 80The Autumn 2015 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.

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SQRT(n)? or not?The Eurachem measurement uncertainty and traceability working group has released a new information leaflet, "Using repeated measurements to improve the standard uncertainty", covering the often thorny subject of when, and when not, to divide by sqrt(n) in order to calculate the standard

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calendar imageA date for the calendar: The next Eurachem International Workshop on Proficiency Testing and External Quality Assurance will be in Portorosz on 9-12 October 2017.

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Setting Target MU thumbnail imageThe Eurachem/CITAC Measurement uncertainty and traceability working group has issued a new guide on "Setting and Using Target Uncertainty in Chemical Measurement".

The new guide describes how to set a maximum admissible uncertainty, defined in the third edition of the International Vocabulary of

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The second circular for the Eurachem workshop Method Validation  in Analytical Science is now available. The workshop will be on May 9-10 2016. The focus is on in-house method validation in analytical science applied in different fields such as environment, food, health, forensics, pharmaceuticals and

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French flagThanks to our French colleagues, the Eurachem Information Leaflet "Selecting the right proficiency testing scheme for my laboratory" is now additionally available in French.

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ESThanks to a great effort by our Spanish colleagues, the Eurachem Guide "Quantifying Uncertainty in Analytical Measurement" (3rd edition) is now available in Spanish.

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ESSEThanks to our Spanish and Swedish colleagues, the Eurachem Information leaflet "Selecting the right proficiency testing scheme for my laboratory" is now additionally available in Spanish and Swedish.

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twitter 80Eurachem news and announcements can now be followed on Twitter. Our PT and Events feeds, @eurachempt and @EurachemEvents will also be providing more specific updates.

 

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Thanks to our Hungarian colleagues, the Eurachem Information Leaflet entitled "How can proficiency testing help my laboratory?" has now been additionally translated into Hungarian, bringing the total to 14 languages. All language versions be downloaded here.

Other information leaflets can be

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Thanks to our italian colleagues, the Eurachem ITInformation Leaflet "Selecting the right proficiency testing scheme for my laboratory" is now available in Italian.

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Eurachem will be running a workshop on Method Validation  in Analytical Science on May 9-10 2016. The focus is on in-house method validation in analytical science applied in different fields such as environment, food, health, forensics, pharmaceuticals and microbiology.

The first circular and

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selectptThe EURACHEM Proficiency Testing Working Group has produced an information leaflet  to help laboratories select the most appropriate proficiency testing schemes. Several PT schemes are often available for the same area of testing, so this leaflet focuses on key questions that can help laboratories

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TRThanks to our colleagues in Turkey, the Eurachem leaflet  "Use of uncertainty information in compliance assessment" is now additionally available in Turkish.

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prepost80The Eurachem PT working group has released a new, FrenchFR, translation of the information leaflet "Pre- and Post-analytical PT", bringing the number of language versions of this leaflet to 15. The translations can be downloaded here.

Other information leaflets can be found under 'Information

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UAThanks to our Eurachem colleagues in Ukraine, the Eurachem guide to terminology: "Terminology in Analytical Measurement: Introduction to VIM 3" is now available in Ukrainian.

Download the guide here in four languages >>>

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Newsletter ImageThe Autumn 2014 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.

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The Eurachem Information Leaflet entitled "How can proficiency testing help my laboratory?" has now been additionally translated into French, bringing the total to 14 languages. All 14 language versions be downloaded here.

Other information leaflets can be found under 'Information leaflets'.

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The Eurachem method validation working group has  released a completely revised and updated edition of the Eurachem guide "The fitness for purpose of analytical methods".

First published in 1998, this guide gives general guidance on within-laboratory method validation. The new edition includes

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The Eurachem Information Leaflet entitled "How can proficiency testing help my laboratory?" has now been additionally translated into Finnish and German, bringing the total to 13 languages. All 13 language versions be downloaded here.

Other information leaflets can be found under 'Information

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ES  The Eurachem Information Leaflet "Traceability for analytical measurement" is now available for download in Spanish. Find out more here.

The Eurachem Information Leaflet entitled "How can proficiency testing help my laboratory?" has now been translated into a further 10 languages: all 11 language versions be downloaded here.

Other information leaflets can be found under 'Information leaflets'.

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The Eurachem Education and Training Working Group has prepared a reading list containing references to documents relating to all aspects of metrology in chemistry, with a particular focus on quality assurance. While not intended to be a comprehensive list of all publications relating to quality in

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The second circular for the forthcoming Eurachem/EQALM International Workshop on Proficiency Testing in Analytical Chemistry, Microbiology and Laboratory Medicine is now available on this site and on the workshop website. Early registration discounts end on 15 may 2014.

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To help mark Eurachem's 25th anniversary, Eurachem has published two papers on the history of Eurachem's formation and on the impact of Eurachem in the 25 years since its formation. The two papers can be found on the 'Eurachem History and Impact' page.

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 Eurachem is pleased to announce an international workshop on  "Quality in Analytical Measurements" to be held in Lisbon on Monday 19 to Wednesday 21 May 2014. This workshop will cover the chemical description of the analytical problem, producing measurements with adequate traceability and

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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

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mikes100The Eurachem Workshop on Quality Assurance of Measurements from Field to Laboratory was held at MIKES, Finland on 20-21 May in 2013. Presentations and a summary of the workshop are now available on the workshop page.

 

 

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nl30_80The 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.

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nl30 80The 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.

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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'.

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mikes100The Eurachem Workshop on Quality Assurance of Measurements from Field to Laboratory will be held in Finland on 20-21 May in 2013. The topics of the workshop focus on two main subjects: on challenges of measurements related to nanotechnology and on challenges related to on-site/on-line

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survey100The Eurachem Education and Training Working Group (E&T WG) has initiated a survey of training providers and users to collect information on the state of education and training in metrology in analytical science in different member states. This will help the working group facilitate the

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IUPAC has issued a provisional recommendation entitled "Vocabulary for Nominal Properties and Nominal Examinations - Basic and General Concepts and Associated Terms" for public comment. The closing date for comment is 30 November 2012. A description of the document, a copy of the provisional

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jcgm36The Joint Committee for Guides in Metrology has launched a survey to seek opinions on the VIM and the GUM. Eurachem members should visit the survey website to respond.

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Monte Carlo uncertainty evaluationThe Eurachem Measurement Uncertainty and Traceability Working Group is pleased to announce the publication of the Third Edition of the Eurachem/CITAC Guide "Quantifying Uncertainty in Analytical Measurement".

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80px-Anthrax cultureEurachem 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

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lsimg50The programme for the workshop "Method validation, Traceability and Measurement uncertainty" at BAM, Berlin on 21-22 May 2012 is now available. The programme and other workshop details are available for download on the workshop information page.

The deadline for poster submissions has also been

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lsimg50The presentations given at the the workshop "Method validation, Traceability and Measurement uncertainty" at BAM, Berlin on 21-22 May 2012 are now available on the workshop information page.

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qcpic50The presentations given at the workshop "Key Challenges in Internal Quality Control" at BAM, Berlin on 10-11 October 2012 are now available on the workshop summary page.

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qcpic50The Education and Training working group has issued the second circular for the Internal Quality Control workshop in October 2012. The 2nd circular includes the programme for the event. More details can be found on the workshop information page.

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Registrations for the 2012 Eurachem General Assembly and the associated workshop on Method validation, Traceability and Measurement Uncertainty in May 2012 are now open. Further details can be found at the links below

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All the presentations, poster summaries and working group discussion summaries for the Eurachem/EQALM 7th international workshop on PT, held in October 2011, are now available here.

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The Eurachem/Eurolab/EA (EEE) Proficiency Testing Working Group has released a revised edition of its well-known guide "Selection, Use and Interpretation of Proficiency Testing (PT) Schemes". Developed in conjunction with EQUALM, the new edition brings the Guide up to date on current terminology and best

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To support discussion at the Eurachem/CITAC Workshop "Recent developments in Measurement Uncertainty", the Eurachem/CITAC measurement Uncertainty and Traceability Working Group have released a first discussion draft of the proposed revision of "Quantifying Uncertainty in Analytical measurement".

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Eurachem's Education and Training working group has issued a new guide to terminology: "Terminology in Analytical Measurement: Introduction to VIM 3".

Eurachem has substantially upgraded its popular website to bring the look of the site up to date and to add an impressive new range of features.

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The Eurachem Newsletter is published annually in hard copy. This page provides access to PDF and some HTML copies of the current and older issues.

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Established in 1989, Eurachem provides a focus for analytical chemistry and quality related issues in Europe.

Eurachem is 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

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The Fitness for Purpose of Analytical Methods: A Laboratory Guide to Method Validation and Related Topics (1998)

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This guide was produced by a correspondence group comprising mainly Eurachem members. A number of papers have been published promoting validation at a policy level.

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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

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