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Specifying Accreditation for COVID-19 Testing

ILAC has published a factsheet covering key points for immigration agencies and border force regulators that should be addressed if SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) testing is being considered for inclusion in traveller screening protocols. The factsheet is available from https://ilac.org/publications-and-resources/ilac-promotional-brochures/ under Specifying Accreditation.

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RMP and the ILAC MRA

As a result of the extension of the recognition of the APAC MRA to the ILAC MRA to include the accreditation of RMP using ISO 17034 last month, there are now 10 additional signatories to the ILAC MRA for the accreditation of RMP namely NATA (Australia), CNAS (China), NABL (India), HKAS (Hong Kong, China), IANZ […]

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JCTLM COVID-19 special edition newsletter issued

The JCTLM (Joint Committee for Traceability in Laboratory Medicine) recently invited its members and stakeholders to contribute material for an edition of their newsletter focused on the reliability of measurements in COVID-19 diagnostics. This edition of the newsletter has now been published and is available from https://www.bipm.org/utils/common/pdf/JCTLM/JCTLM-Newsletter-2020-COVID-19.pdf The aim of this edition of the newsletter […]

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PNGLAS signatory status withdrawn

The signatory status of PNGLAS (Papua New Guinea) to the ILAC MRA has been withdrawn as a result of the voluntary withdrawal by PNGLAS of their signatory status to the APAC MRA. PNGLAS remains an Associate member of ILAC. https://ilac.org/ilac-membership/members-by-category/

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APAC MRA recognition to the ILAC MRA now includes RMP!

We are pleased to advise that the recognition of the APAC MRA to the ILAC MRA now includes the accreditation of RMP using ISO 17034 as a result of the recent ILAC Arrangement Council ballot and the evaluation of APAC for this scope extension. The full list of signatories to the ILAC MRA is available […]

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Revised ILAC P10 published

The latest version of ILAC P10:07/2020 ILAC Policy on Metrological Traceability of Measurement Results has been published and is available from https://ilac.org/publications-and-resources/ilac-policy-series/ This document addresses the ILAC policy on metrological traceability of measurement results. This latest revision reflects the 2017 version of ISO/IEC 17025 and provides additional clarification of its applicability to other conformity assessment […]

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One international organisation for accreditation

Interested in supporting the development of the next phase of the global accreditation framework? IAF and ILAC are seeking proposals from experienced individuals or groups of individuals that hold the required attributes to implement the next stage of this key project to establish a single international organisation for accreditation. Please refer to the background information […]

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ONAC, Colombia – Signatory Status

The signatory status of Organismo Nacional de Acreditación de Colombia (ONAC), Columbia, has been extended to include PTP (ISO/IEC 17043). The full list of signatories to the ILAC MRA is available here.

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IAAC MLA recognition to the ILAC MRA now includes PTP!

We are pleased to advise that the recognition of the IAAC MLA to the ILAC MRA now includes the accreditation of PTP using ISO/IEC 17043 as a result of the recent ILAC Arrangement Council ballot and the 2017-2019 evaluation of IAAC. The full list of signatories to the ILAC MRA is available from https://ilac.org/signatory-search/. This […]

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ISO/CASCO COVID-19 Statement

ISO/CASCO has released a statement highlighting the role and importance of reliable conformity assessment in supporting those dealing with the consequences of the global COVID-19 outbreak. The statement is available here.  The list of accreditation bodies that are signatories to the ILAC MRA that provide accreditation for conformity assessment activities such as testing and inspection […]

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