Eurachem and EUROLAB have jointly established a Task Group with the aim of giving better guidance on how validity (“Fitness for Purpose”) of sampling procedures preceding chemical analysis in a laboratory can be improved.

This could be through some kind of validation procedure, whether that will include the entire measurement process (from sampling to final test report) or just the sampling (and sample handling) taking place outside the laboratory. The basis for work in the Task Group is the two existing Eurachem guides “The Fitness for Purpose of Analytical Methods: A Laboratory Guide to Method Validation and Related Topics” and “Measurement Uncertainty Arising from Sampling” (both free for download from https://www.eurachem.org/).

At this open event to be held on 4 May, anyone with an interest/experience in the field of taking primary samples for the purpose of having them tested in an analytical laboratory is invited to contribute with their views on the subject.

Please register for the event by 29 April 2022 at the following link: https://forms.gle/DhU3qgnbAXiFUdyRA. All registered participants will receive an e-mail with the link to the online platform (Zoom).

The event is to be held on Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 13:00 – 16:00 (CEST).

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