Position paper of Eurolab on A.I.

Position paper of Eurolab on A.I. This position paper is short and focussed. It aims to address the question how to deal with AI in the context of conformity assessment. It voices Eurolab’s position on the role AI can play in accredited conformity assessment. This paper clearly points out that AI requires certified calibration against standards, in order to be able to judge the quality of its deductive or reasoning performance. In case such AI standards do…

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Special Briefing_July 2020

EUROLAB Special Briefing Against the background of a worldwide pandemic, laboratories are dramatically changing the way they operate and rethinking their processes   The laboratory of the future is entering a new era, characterized by networked devices with smart functions, complex automated robots and new interfaces. A correct handling of enormous amount of data, as well as intelligent laboratory systems, will be necessary for their continued viability. Current and future trends in automation, artificial intelligence and connected…

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Technical mailings: Accreditation and Standardization updates_15 July 2020

Please find below the accreditation and standardization weekly notice. IAF/ILAC Following the 19th IAF-ILAC Joint General Assembly that took place on 29 October 2019 and its resolutions regarding the merger, find attached : The Terms of Reference of the Steering Committee approved at the May JEC meeting;RFP One Organization_IAF-ILAC_2020 07 07 The tender document for the selection of a contractor to assist IAF and ILAC in the establishment of a single international accreditation organization.Endorsed ToR One Organisation_IAF-ILAC_SC_2020 07…

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Technical mailings: Accreditation and Standardization updates_8 July 2020

Please find below the accreditation and standardization weekly notice.  ISO/CASCO   The TMB Communiqué Issue No. 65 – June 2020 has been released. TMB_Communiqué_Issue_Nr_65_(June_2020) EA  The EA Report 2019 has been released. You can find it here. The following revised EA publications are available online: EA-3/12 EA Policy for the Accreditation of Organic Production Certification in “Members’ Procedural Documents”: click here EA-INF/07 National Accreditation Body Communication with National Regulators – Best Practice Guide in “Information and Promotional Documents”: click here CEN/CENELEC  CEN/CENELEC have published their…

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EUROLAB Newsletter No 02/2020 & Message from the EUROLAB Secretariat

Dear Members of EUROLAB, We have published the second edition of the EUROLAB newsletter gathering the latest news and updates in the laboratory field.  Since the outbreak of the COVID 19 pandemic all physical activities of EUROLAB have been cancelled or postponed till 2021. The EUROLAB secretariat has tried to keep you informed about the latest developments in the laboratory sector.  During the lockdown the EUROLAB Board organised several remote zoom Board meetings to discuss several relevant…

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Coronavirus: Commission issues guidelines on testing

Today, as part of the European Roadmap towards lifting coronavirus containment measures, the Commission is presenting guidelines on coronavirus testing methodologies. The guidance aims to support Member States in effectively using testing tools in the context of their national strategies and during the different stages of the pandemic, including when phasing out confinement measures. The Commission also aims to ensure that high-quality tools are available to assess the performance of the tests. Stella Kyriakides, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety,…

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COVID-19 drives EC to change rules on notified body designations

Dive Brief: The European Commission has cleared member states to deviate from normal procedures for overseeing notified bodies during the COVID-19 pandemic, per an amendment to implementing regulation published Tuesday. The Commission said member states can renew designations under the outgoing device regulations without performing the on-site assessment required in normal times. The legislation also relaxes the rules on surveillance and monitoring. The EC published the law on the same day as guidelines outlining when devices cleared for use by national…

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