Recent news

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

RM Working group initiates survey on selection and use of Reference materials

The Eurachem Reference Materials working group is conducting a short, survey aimed to collect experience, opinions and suggestions on the selection and use of both qualitative and quantitative RMs. The survey takes 5 to 10 minutes to complete and will close on the 31st of May 2024.


The responses will be considered in the revision of the Eurachem Guide on selection and use of reference materials.

Participants are welcome to distribute the survey to contacts and on social media.


New Information Leaflet on Interlaboratory Comparisons

The joint EEE-PT Working Group has published a new Information Leaflet on "Interlaboratory Comparisons other than Proficiency testing".

The new leaflet explains the three main purposes of interlaboratory comparisons (ILCs) and how the different objectives affect the design of the comparison. This in turn has implications for how laboratories can use different ILCs as evidence of competence in meeting the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025.

Read more: New Information Leaflet on Interlaboratory Comparisons

Two new translations of Eurachem/CITAC qualitative analysis guide

Thanks to the work of our Eurachem colleagues in Germany and our CITAC colleagues in Iran, the Eurachem/CITAC joint qualitative analysis working group is pleased to announce the release of two new translations of our guide on "Assessment of performance and uncertainty in qualitative chemical analysis"., which is now additionally available in German and Farsi.

The Guide provides tools to help improve the quality of qualitative analysis and of their interpretation. The new translations are available at no charge from the Eurachem website.

Download the guide here >>

Eurachem Autum/Winter 2023 Newsletter available for download

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The Autum/Winter 2023 Eurachem Newsletter is now available to download in PDF format [6.7 Mb]. Printed copies will also be available through National members.This 41st issue includes news from our working groups, updates on Eurachem guides and leaflets, reports from national Eurachem members, workshop summaries, and news on forthcoming events.

Previous newsletters can be found on the Newsletter page.