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       Events 29/01/2019
A unique international summer school for Emerging Analytical Professionals
The 12th edition of the international summer school for Emerging Analytical Professionals 'on analytical science, metrology and laboratory accreditation' will take place on 7-20 July 2019, in Lyon, France.

The international school was initiated by the European Commission Joint Research Centre, in view of the importance of quality assured data in the context of globalisation, international trade and many other policy areas. This year will be the 12th year that this summer school takes place. The teachers who have been running the school for the past 11 years have extensive experience either lecturing in analytical science, working in an accredited laboratory or acting as an accreditation assessor.

Participants are taught core analytical knowledge and skills directly related to quality of analytical data as addressed in the ISO/IEC 17025 standard (e.g. traceability, validation, uncertainty, decision rules and compliance testing, use of Proficiency Tests, Reference Materials and Internal Quality Control). Apart from this, because of the way the school is designed, participants are intensively trained in transferable as well as entrepreneurial skills, such as those needed for planning, time management, (intercultural) communication, team play and leadership. Many participants have explained that during later recruitment interviews their experience in this summer school made them stand out and was one of the main reasons for obtaining the job. Have a look at testimonials from previous participants at

In whatever area you work as an emerging analytical professional, you realise the importance of reliable data. Perhaps QA was not so well addressed in your academic curriculum, matters such as the international standard ISO/IEC 17025, as well as the role of metrology and accreditation. How to interpret the requirements of the standard is not that straightforward for chemical and bio-analytical measurements. This is exactly the focus of this school which lasts two weeks.

For further information, you can access the leaflet available here.

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