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

New Information Leaflet on PT for sampling

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PT schemes for sampling play an important role in the improvement of sampling procedures and also in the development of participants from an educational point of view, especially if workshops with the participants are organised. The EEE-PT Working Group has developed a new Information Leaflet giving guidance on the application of ISO/IEC 17043 for PT providers organising PT schemes for sampling. If there is a comparison between participants and a mechanism for performance evaluation which meets the objective of the PT scheme for sampling, then ISO/IEC 17043 is applicable.

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

Download the leaflet here >>

Spanish edition of "Traceability in Chemical Measurement"

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ESThanks to the work of our colleagues in Eurolab-Espana, Eurachem has issued the first Spanish translation of the Eurachem/CITAC Guide "Traceability in Chemical Measurement".

Currently in its second edition in English, the Guide is intended to assist laboratories in meeting the requirements on traceability of results given in ISO/IEC 17025, giving principles and detailed guidance on establishing of metrological traceability in quantitative chemical analysis. Though aimed principally at testing and measurement laboratories, the principles are expected to apply from routine analysis to basic research.

Download the Guide here >>

IMEKO TC10/Eurolab conference 2020 goes online

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Eurachem are pleased to announce that we will be supporting the 17th IMEKO TC 10 and EUROLAB Virtual Conference: “Global Trends in Testing, Diagnostics & Inspection for 2030”, which will be held on-line, on October 20-22, 2020.

The conference will be a virtual forum for exchanging ideas about challenges for the third decade in regard to new technologies, techniques, methods, standards, conformity assessment, quality management and their application in industrial processes and scientific community.

Full details on the conference and registration can be found at

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

RO2020Following the cancellation of the workshop in May owing to the Covid-19 emergency, Eurachem is pleased to advise that the workshop "Quality assurance for analytical laboratories in the university curriculum", is now to be held as an online event.

The online event will be held on 14-15 July 2020. The workshop is kindly hosted by Eurachem Romania and the University Politehnica Bucharest, Romania.

Registration for the event is via the web page at

Workshop page on this site >>

New Ukrainian Information Leaflet on investigating poor PT results

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Italian and Swedish flagsThanks to our colleagues in Ukraine, the Eurachem PT Working Group has published a new Ukrainian translation of the recent Information Leaflet on investigating poor results in PT. The leaflet gives brief advice on following up unexpectedly poor results in proficiency testing.

Download the translation here >>

New Eurachem Chairs and Secretariat appointed

GA2020 iconEurachemChairs3 80 has successfully concluded its first fully online General Assembly, ably hosted by Eurachem Romania. One of the main items of business at the General Assembly was the appointment of officers, including the new Chair and Vice Chair, following completion of the 2018-20 Chair's two year term.

Read more: New Eurachem Chairs and Secretariat appointed

Eurachem supports World Metrology Day 2020

WMDay2020 t80May 20th is World Metrology Day. World Metrology Day recognises and celebrates the contribution of all the people who work in intergovernmental and national metrology organisations and institutes throughout the year.

This year, Eurachem marks World Metrology Day with a short video asking our Executive "How does Eurachem support global metrology?".

Read more: Eurachem supports World Metrology Day 2020

Eurachem announces online General Assembly

GA2020 iconEurachem has elected to reschedule its General Assembly for 2020 as an online event, between 27-28 May 2020. This first online GA will be kindly hosted by Eurachem Romania, the hosts for the 2020 Eurachem Week.

Brief additional details can be found on the corresponding Calendar page; participants will be notified of sign-in details directly in due course.

Eurachem 2019/20 Newsletter available for download

nl33 80The Winter 2019-20 Eurachem Newsletter is now available to download in PDF format [1.7 Mb]. Printed copies will also be available through National members.This year's issue includes articles on updated Guides, Supplementary guidance and news from all our working groups and from national Eurachem members.

Previous newsletters can be found on the Newsletter page.

Two more PT information leaflets now in Czech

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Italian and Swedish flagsThanks to our colleagues at Eurachem-CZ, the Eurachem PT Working Group has published Czech translations of our Information leaflet on investigating poor results in PT and our leaflet on use of surplus PT materials. Both leaflets give short advice to help laboratories get the best from PT.

Find all our Information leaflets here >>