Recent news

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

Eurachem supports #WorldStandardsDay

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"All ... Eurachem guidance documents build on a foundation of globally recognised international standards."

On #WorldStandardsDay, our colleague Kyriacos Tsimillis writes about the importance of Standards, globally and for Eurachem, in a new Eurachem Blog article

Registration open for our November Webinar on Non-Targeted Methods.

Registration is now open for our webinar "Trends & challenges for Non-Targeted Methods - What, How and Who?".

The webinar is on Tuesday 15 November 2022, at 01:00pm - 05:00pm CET. Note that participation is limited and registration should be completed by 7th November.

Read more: Registration open for our November Webinar on Non-Targeted Methods.

PT leaflets updated

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Thanks to the hard work of our Proficiency Testing Working Group, we've issued updated versions of eight of our popular Information Leaflets on Proficiency testing topics, from selecting a PT scheme to following up PT results. The updates bring the leaflets up to date with current terminology and relevant Standards. English versions of the latest edition are available; translations into other languages are planned.

All the updated information leaflets can be found via our Information Leaflets page.


New Ukraine translation of leaflet on MU in Compliance

Limit and results with expanded uncertainty

Italian and Swedish flagsThanks to our colleagues in Ukraine, Eurachem has published A new Ukrainian translation of our information leaflet  "Use of measurement uncertainty in compliance assessment".

The leaflet summarises the principles described in the Eurachem Guide "Use of uncertainty information in compliance assessment", which is available here.

Download the Compliance leaflet >>

New Eurachem Chairs and Secretariat appointed for 2022

Eurachem Chairs and Secretary 2022

One of the main items of business at the 2022 Eurachem General Assembly was the appointment of officers, including the new Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary, following completion of the 2020-22 Chair's two year term. Meet the new line-up below!

Read more: New Eurachem Chairs and Secretariat appointed for 2022

New Eurachem Executive members 2022

hanspeter Andres and David Milde, executive members

In addition to appointing our new Chairs and Secretary, the 2022 Eurachem General Assembly saw some changes to elected members of the Executive Committee. Our six Elected members generally serve for a term of three years each, with two usually appointed at each General Assembly.

Read more: New Eurachem Executive members 2022

Proficiency Testing and Accreditation

In 2022 we mark World Accreditation Day on June 9th, with this year’s theme of “Accreditation: Sustainability in Economic Growth and the Environment”. This year, we explain how proficiency testing helps to support laboratory acceditation, and hence support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Read our latest blog article here >>

Eurachem/CITAC compliance assessment guide now available in Ukrainian

Distribution compared with limit

The Eurachem/CITAC measurement and traceability working group are delighted to announce that, thanks to hard work by our colleagues in Ukraine, the second edition of our guide "Use of uncertainty information in compliance assessment" is now available in Ukrainian.

This second edition take into account the developments in other international guides and Standards, including ILAC G8, "Guidelines on Decision Rules and Statements of Conformity" and JCGM 106, "Evaluation of measurement data – The role of measurement uncertainty in conformity assessment".

Download the guide here >>

New leaflet on terminology for interlaboratory comparisons

Sages discussing PT terminology

The Eurachem PT working group has issued a new Information Leaflet - "Let's call a PT scheme a PT scheme!" - covering the terminology for interlaboratory comparisons, including PT schemes.

Download the leaflet here >>

Online event - Discussion Forum on the Validity/Validation of Sampling Procedures

Eurachem and EUROLAB are pleased to announce an online discussion event on the topic of Validation of Sampling Procedures.

At this open event, Eurachem and Eurolap invite everybody with an interest/experience in the field of taking primary samples for the purpose of having them tested in an analytical laboratory to contribute with their views on the subject.

Read more: Online event - Discussion Forum on the Validity/Validation of Sampling Procedures