Recent news

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

Eurachem launches survey on metrological traceability


Eurachem's measurement uncertainty and traceability working group has launched a survey to learn more about how different people view the often difficult topic of metrological traceability. Responses will help Eurachem understand differing views and improve future Eurachem guidance.

Contribute to the survey here:

The survey is not limited to analytical chemistry and Eurachem would be pleased to have responses from other areas of measurement.

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Eurachem overview of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 available in Georgian

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GEThanks to the efforts of our Eurachem colleagues in Georgia, the Eurachem Education and training Working Group's information leaflet giving an overview of the main changes in the 2017 version of ISO/IEC 17025 is now available in Georgian

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"Target measurement uncertainty" leaflet now available in Czech

orange tree 90CZThanks to our colleagues at EURACHEM-ČR, the Eurachem information leaflet "Setting Target Measurement Uncertainty" is now additionally available in Czech. The leaflet gives a short introduction to the importance of the topic of target measurement uncertainty.

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CGPM votes unanimously to change the SI

SI redef sq smlAt 12:20 CET today, CGPM, the General Conference on Weights and Measures responsible for decisions on the systeme internationale, voted unanimously to move the foundations of physical and chemical measurement.

The CGPM met, at an open meeting at the Palais des Congrès, Versailles, to discuss and vote on the re-definition of four of the SI’s seven base units: the mole, the ampere, the kelvin, and the kilogram.
This change, which will come into effect on World Metrology Day (20th May) 2019, is perhaps the most fundamental change in the SI since its inception. For the first time, the SI will be defined entirely in terms of fundamental physical constants, instead of requiring the maintenance of a physical artefact.

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Validation of targeted and non-targeted methods - First circular available

Tartu bridge30th Rosette55x80The first circular for the May 2019 Eurachem workshop on Validation of targeted and non-targeted methods of analysis is now available. Organised by Eurachem colleagues in Estonia, the workshop will be directly relevant to everyone involved in analytical measurements in laboratories such as industry, pharmaceutical, medical, environmental, food, and academia.

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IUPAC/CITAC Workshop on Quality of Test Results for Conformity Assessment

Isranalytica2019LogoCITAC, in conjunction with IUPAC, are pleased to announce the IUPAC/CITAC Workshop on "Quality of Test Results for Conformity Assessment
of a Chemical Composition: What is Good and What is Bad?"

The main goal of the workshop is discussion of the quality parameters of test (chemical analytical) results in pharmaceutical industry, environmental analysis, metallurgy and other fields, necessary for conformity assessment of a material or object.

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Eurachem leaflet on PT frequency now available in Italian

PT freq 90ItalyThanks to our Italian colleages and the EURACHEM Proficiency Testing Working Group, the information leaflet "Proficiency testing - how much and how often?" is now available in Italian. The leaflet helps laboratories select the right balance of areas of work and participation frequency.

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Eurachem measurement uncertainty guide available in Russian

ESQUAM:2012 RU Cover (Thumbnail)Thanks to an outstanding effort by our Russian colleagues, the well-known Eurachem/CITAC Guide "Quantifying Uncertainty in Analytical Measurement" (3rd edition) is now available in Russian.

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New Estonian translation of Eurachem leaflet on compliance assessment

EEt InDoubtThanks to our colleagues in Estonia, the Eurachem leaflet  "Use of uncertainty information in compliance assessment" is now additionally available in Estonian.

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"Target uncertainty" leaflet available in Spanish

orange tree 90ESThanks to our Eurachem colleagues in Spain, the information leaflet, "Setting Target Measurement Uncertainty", which gives a short introduction to the importance of the topic, is now available in Spanish.

Download the leaflet here >>