Recent news

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

Leaflet introducing Validation now in Farsi

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Thanks to our colleagues in Iran, the Eurachem method Validation Working group is pleased to announce the publication of a Farsi translation of the Information Leaflet introducing method validation.  The new leaflet gives a brief introduction to the overall process of validation, shows the key performance characteristics to be studied, and provides pointers to more detailed guidance.

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Eurachem and Europe Section of AOAC International sign Memorandum of Understanding

Eurachem and the Europe Section of AOAC International are pleased to announce that on 25 November 2021, Vicki Barwick (Eurachem Chair) and Dr Thomas Gude (President of Europe Section of AOAC International) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with the aim of fostering closer links and providing opportunities for collaboration between the two organisations.

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Three information leaflets now available in German

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ESThanks to some great work by our colleagues in Eurolab Germany, we are pleased to say that Eurachem now has THREE new German translations of different information leaflets. The leaflets newly available in German are "What is the uncertainty factor?", covering a useful method of summarising large relative uncertainties; the recent second edition of our leaflet "Use of uncertainty information in compliance assessment"; and the introductory leaflet "The importance of method validation".

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New Guide on performance and uncertainty in qualitative analysis

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The Eurachem/CITAC joint qualitative analysis working group is pleased to announce the release of a new guide on "Assessment of performance and uncertainty in qualitative chemical analysis". The new Guide aims to provide tools to help improve the quality of qualitative analysis and of their interpretation.

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EUROLAB and Eurachem sign new cooperation agreement

EUROLAB and Eurachem have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding to enhance cooperation on key topics of relevance for the laboratory community. The two organisations will work closely together to further develop the relationship, undertake collaborative tasks, and exchange expertise on topics of common interest.

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Joint CITAC/Eurachem workshop: Performance and Uncertainty in Qualitative Chemical Analysis

Eurachem and CITAC are pleased to announce a joint CITAC/Eurachem workshop on "Assessment of Performance and Uncertainty in Qualitative Chemical Analysis", with the kind support of the Singapore Health Sciences Authority. The workshop will introduce new Eurachem guidance on performance and uncertainty in qualitative analysis, and discuss the assessment of performance for qualitative test methods, how to decidetheir fitness for purpose, and how the quality of these analyses can be reported to give an indication of confidence.

The workshop will be conducted as a Webinar in January 2022.

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Eurachem and NMKL sign Memorandum of Understanding

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Eurachem and NMKL are pleased to announce that on 16 August 2021, Vicki Barwick (Eurachem Chair) and Eystein Oveland (NMKL Secretary General) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with the aim of fostering closer links and providing opportunities for collaboration between the two organisations.

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Meet our new Executive Committee Members

At the Eurachem General Assembly in May 2021, two Executive Committee (EC) members – Kyriacos Tsimillis (Cyprus) and Wolfhard Wegscheider (Austria) – were re-appointed, and we welcomed a new Elected member, Helen Cantwell, of Eurachem Ireland.

 

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Method Validation supplement now available in Ukrainian

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UA flagThanks to the work of our colleagues in Ukraine, the Eurachem Method Validation Working Group is pleased to publish a Ukrainian translation of our Validation Guide Supplement on the planning and reporting of validation studies.

The planning supplement is in the form of a template for planning the evaluation of chosen performance characteristics, which can form the basis of a validation report. The supplement also contains a checklist to assist with validation planning.

Download the Planning supplement here >>