Information leaflets

Information leaflets

Information leaflets

Eurachem Information Leaflets are short briefing documents on a specific topic. Information leaflets are usually intended to inform a wide audience, including laboratory staff, managers and laboratory customers.

Like Guides, Information Leaflets are developed by the different Working Groups, often in cooperation with other organisations.

Eurachem information leaflets are all available free of charge from the website. Many have been translated into several languages.

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Current Eurachem Information Leaflets

The current list of topics and information leaflets is given below. All leaflets are available in English; availability in additional languages is indicated below. "Translations available" indicates that more than four language versions (including English) are available.

Accreditation

Proficiency testing

Measurement uncertainty and traceability

*First published 2005; Earlier versions and translations available
**Updated 2010

Terminology

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - A New Accreditation Standard

Contents

ISO/IEC 17025 - 2005 and 2017 structures compared2017 saw the publication of a new version of ISO/IEC 17025 - General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. Among other things, the new Standard has a substantially revised structure, including different management system options. There is a new emphasis on "risks and opportunities", clearer reference to sampling activities, new requirements around conformity assessment and a new emphasis on metrological traceability.

This brief Information Leaflet, prepared by the Eurachem Education and training Working Group,  gives a quick overview of the main changes in the 2017 edition of the Standard.


Availability

The leaflet is available in several different languages:

Translations

Translation into other languages is encouraged for members of Eurachem. Please approach the MU and Traceability WG chair for further information.

How can PT help my laboratory?

Content

EURACHEM through its Proficiency Testing Working Group has produced an information leaflet explaining how proficiency testing can help to monitor and improve laboratory quality. The leaflet is currently available in 15 languages.

Availability

Translation

Please consult the PT Working Group Chair if you would like to prepare a translation in your own language.

Proficiency Testing

Content

EURACHEM through its Proficiency Testing Working Group has produced an information leaflet on proficiency testing aimed at PT participants and their customers. The leaflet can be downloaded in a number of different languages:

Availability

Translation

Please consult the PT Working Group Chair if you would like to prepare a translation in your own language.

Selecting the right proficiency testing scheme for my laboratory

Content

EURACHEM through its Proficiency Testing Working Group has produced an information leaflet to help laboratories select the most appropriate proficiency testing schemes. Several PT schemes are often available for the same area of testing, so this leaflet focuses on key questions that can help laboratories choose those PT schemes that are best suited for their needs. The leaflet is currently available in English, Italian and Spanish.

Availability

Translation

Please consult the PT Working Group Chair if you would like to prepare a translation in your own language.

 

*English version v2, published on this site on 2015-08-31, includes a small editorial correction to the cited reference and is otherwise identical to the previous release.

*Ukraine version 2, uploaded 2020-03-18, includes an editorial correction to footer information only.