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Lectures on "Use of reference materials"

Training course
Marmara University and Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey
May 6, 2010

Reference materials are key tools for achieving traceability of measurements, proving accuracy of methods and demonstrating proficiency of laboratories. Millions of measurements are performed in Europe each year. The results of these measurements form the basis of decisions important for the economy and the quality of life. For instance, the acceptance of a batch of steel, control of pollution of the environment, control of presence of pesticides in food, or early warning for heart attacks are all based on measurement results.

The use of certified reference materials ensures that analytical results are reliable, accurate and comparable between laboratories all over the world. For more than three decades, JRC-IRMM has been active in the development and production of certified reference materials and continues to supply the analytical community with this indispensable tool for quality assurance.

This lecture provides the audience with general knowledge on the proper selection and use of reference materials.

Who should attend?

University staff and students concerned with Metrology in Chemistry topics.

Practical information

Timing: The lectures will be given in two different universities on the Thursday 6 May 2010:

  • 10:00-11:00 Lecture on the "Use of Reference Materials" in Marmara University - Chemistry Department

  • 13:00–14:00 Lecture on the "Use of Reference Materials" in Yeditepe University – Department of Chemical Engineering.

Registration: Prior registration is not necessary (no fee involved).

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Latest update 3 September, 2004

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