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Membership Change – DPA

General Directorate of Accreditation (DPA), Albania, is now a Full Member of ILAC.

DPA has become a signatory to the ILAC MRA for testing (ISO/IEC 17025).  DPA originally joined ILAC as an Affiliate Member in 2000 and as an Associate Member in 2007, and we are now pleased to welcome DPA as a Full Member of ILAC.

The full list of signatories to the ILAC MRA is available here.

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ONA, Nicaragua, Signatory Status

The signatory status of National Accreditation Office (ONA), Nicaragua, has been extended to include Inspection.

The full list of signatories to the ILAC MRA is available from  “here

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BIPM-IFCC-ILAC Declaration of Cooperation

The Declaration of Cooperation between the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM), the International Federation for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) for the establishment of the Joint Committee for Traceability in Laboratory Medicine (JCTLM), was re-signed in April 2016.  

The goal of the JCTLM is to provide a worldwide platform to promote and give guidance on internationally recognised and accepted equivalence of measurements in laboratory medicine and traceability to appropriate measurement standards. 

A copy of the signed Declaration of Cooperation is available from the partnerships page of the ILAC website.

 

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ILAC R5:04/2016 Published

ILAC R5:04/2016 – ILAC Procedure for Handling Complaints has been published and is available from the Publications section of the ILAC website.

This procedure outlines the ILAC process for handling written complaints against ILAC’s activities.

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ILAC Welcomes CRESAC

Centre Régional d’Evaluation en Education, Environnement, Santé et d’Accréditation en Afrique (CRESAC), Cote D’Ivoire, is welcomed as an Affiliate member of ILAC.

We welcome CRESAC and look forward to working with our CRESAC colleagues.

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ILAC-BIPM MoU reaffirmed

The ILAC and International Bureau for Weights and Measures (BIPM) Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was reaffirmed during the BIPM-ILAC Working Group meeting on 8 March 2016 in Paris, France.

The MoU recognises the need to strengthen the links between accreditation and metrology and to cooperate our actions in respect of our tasks related to national and international measurement infrastructure.

Information on the BIPM and ILAC partnership, including a copy of the reaffirmed MoU, is available from here.

BIPM-ILAC MoU signing March 2016

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ILAC Welcomes NTC

National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC), Sudan, is welcomed as a Stakeholder member of ILAC.

We welcome NTC and look forward to working with our NTC colleagues.

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Latest revisions of ILAC P4 and P5 published

ILAC P4:02/2016 ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement: Policy and Management.
This document provides details on the objectives, foundation, management, procedures and decisions associated with the ILAC MRA. The revision of this document includes criteria for competence of those involved in the evaluation report review process and details for the extension of the ILAC MRA to include the accreditation of proficiency testing providers and reference material producers.

ILAC P5:02/2016 ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement: Scope and Obligations.
This document describes the elements of a Mutual Recognition Arrangement for testing and calibration laboratory and inspection body accreditation. The revision includes the policy for transition periods for the implementation of revised standards covered by the ILAC MRA and information relating to the extension of the ILAC MRA to include the accreditation of proficiency testing providers.

These publications are available here.

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ILAC G7:02/2016 Published

ILAC G7:02/2016 – Accreditation Requirements and Operating Criteria for Horseracing Laboratories has been published and is available here.

The purpose of this document is to provide: Part A: A compilation of test-method-related requirements for horseracing laboratories that accreditation bodies have submitted. Part B: Recommendations for establishing the presence of prohibited substances that have been agreed within the horseracing industry. Part C: Additional recommendations on compliance with an appropriate performance specification, and the adoption of harmonised definitions for terms commonly used by racing chemists.

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ILAC welcomes ISTA, Switzerland

International Seed Testing Association (ISTA), Switzerland, is welcomed as a Stakeholder member of ILAC.

We welcome ISTA and look forward to working with our ISTA colleagues.

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