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Eurachem 2020/21 Newsletter available for download

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The Winter 2020-21 Eurachem Newsletter is now available to download in PDF format [3.4 Mb]. Printed copies will also be available through National members.This issue includes articles on software validation, updated Eurachem guides and leaflets, news from our working groups and national Eurachem members, and the results of our newsletter reader survey.

Previous newsletters can be found on the Newsletter page.

Trends and Challenges in Ensuring Quality in Analytical Measurements - Online

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The May 2021 Eurachem workshop on Trends and Challenges in Ensuring Quality in Analytical Measurements, scheduled for May 2021 in Prague, will now be held online over three days. Full details of the new programme and registration are available at and on our website.

Organised by Eurachem colleagues in the Czech Republic, the workshop will discuss experience with the revised ISO 17025:2017, present current Eurachem activities in the field of analytical QA, and discuss future challenges from both research and practical perspectives.

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2021 revision of "Selection and use of PT schemes" Guide published

The EEE-PT Working Group (EA-Eurolab-Eurachem) are pleased to publish the latest edition of their popular guidance on Selection, Use and Interpretation of Proficiency Testing (PT) Schemes.

This third edition brings the guide up to date with standards and guidance documents that have been revised and developed since the second edition was released in 2011. In particular it aligns the guide with ISO 13528:2015 and with current guidance on developing a PT participation strategy and selecting the most appropriate PT schemes.

Read more: 2021 revision of "Selection and use of PT schemes" Guide published

Validation guide supplements now available in German

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Thanks to the work of our colleagues in Germany, the Eurachem Method Validation Working Group are pleased to publish German translations of our Validation Guide Supplements on planning and use of blanks, covering 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.

The supplementary guidance on blanks in method validation describes the different types of blanks which may be used during method validation. It provides guidance for validation in situations where it may be difficult to obtain a suitable blank matrix.

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