Recent news

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

Informatiion leaflet on ISO/IEC 17025:2017 now available in Estonian

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EEThe Eurachem Education and training Working Group is pleased to announce that our information leaflet giving an overview of the main changes in the 2017 version of ISO/IEC 17025 is now additionally available in Estonian.

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Italian and Swedish translations for new PT leaflets

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Italian and Swedish flagsThe Eurachem PT Working Group has published translations of two recent Information Leaflets. Our Information leaflet on investigating poor results in PT is now available in Italian and Swedish, and our leaflet on use of surplus PT materials is now additionally available in Swedish. Both leaflets give short advice to help laboratories get the best from PT.

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Registration open for "Quality assurance for analytical laboratories in the university curriculum"

RO2020Registration is now open for the Eurachem International Workshop on "Quality assurance for analytical laboratories in the university curriculum", in conjunction with Eurachem Romania.

The workshop will be held on 25-26 May 2020. The workshop is kindly hosted by the University Politehnica Bucharest, Romania.

Registration for the event is via the web page at  https://eurachem2020.ro/

Contributed posters and short oral presentations are welcome; abstracts can be submitted until 31 March 2020; see https://eurachem2020.ro/call-for-papers/ for details of Abstract submission.

Workshop page on this site >>

Eurachem-CZ releases Traceability Guide Translation

CZEurachem-CZ has released a Czech translation of the 2nd edition of the Eurachem guide "Metrological Traceability in Chemical Measurement" (available in English here). The Czech translation forms part part of the Eurachem.CZ guide "KVALIMETRIE 24", available at http://www.eurachem.cz.

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New Information Leaflet on investigating poor PT results

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Proper investigation of poor PT results leads to improvements in laboratory performance. The Eurachem PT Working Group has published a new Information Leaflet to advise laboratories on investigation and root cause analysis of poor PT results.

The new leaflet is currently available in English, with other translations planned.

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"Target uncertainty" leaflet now available in Farsi

orange tree 90Thanks to help from colleagues in Iran, the information leaflet, "Setting Target Measurement Uncertainty", which gives a short introduction to the importance of the topic, is now additionally available in Farsi.

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Validation Guide feedback - survey deadline extended

survey100The Eurachem method validation working group has extended the deadline for feedback on the Eurachem Guide on method validation. The new closing date is 31 December 2019. Click here (https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3V283RH) to access the survey, which should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.

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New Eurachem leaflet on Use of Surplus PT items

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Test items are sometimes available from proficiency testing (PT) providers after the completion of a PT round. It is often unclear to laboratories whether such materials can be used for quality control, validation etc. The Eurachem PT Working Group has now published a new Information Leaflet to advise laboratories on benefits and limitations of surplus PT items..

The new leaflet is currently available in English, with other translations planned.

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Eurachem compliance guide available in Portuguese

PTForMEQ 80Thanks to the hard work of Eurachem Portugal and the ForMEQ consortium (Fórum Internacional para Metrologia e Examinologia em Química), the Eurachem guide "Use of uncertainty information in compliance assessment" is now available for download from the Eurachem site in Portuguese.

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ILAC publishes revision of ILAC Guidance on Conformity and Decision Rules

ILAC LogoILAC has recently published a revision of the key guidance document on decision rules and statements of conformity.

To reflect the renewed inportance of decision rules in ISO 17025:2017, the title of the new ILAC G8 has been changed from "Guidelines on the Reporting of Compliance with Specification" to "Guidelines on Decision Rules and Statements of Conformity In ISO/IEC 17025". The revised guidance can be found on the ILAC website.

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