NATA News February 2016

NATA granted international recognition status for Medical Testing and Proficiency Testing Providers

The four yearly evaluation of NATA was held on 22 - 27 March 2015.  We are proud to announce that NATA's signatory status in the APLAC Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) MRA… Read More

Methods covered by the Scope of Accreditation

When selecting methods to be included in their Scope of Accreditation, facilities have a choice of:
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NMI going with the flow!

With Australia poised to become the largest exporter of gas in the world by 2020, energy is a key contributor to Australia’s economic prosperity. Accurate measurement provides a trusted basis for the custody transfer of gas
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IVD Regulations Amended

Laboratories that develop in-house IVDs will be aware of the regulatory framework introduced by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). The requirements for Class 4 IVDs were amended in November 2015
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How good are my LED lamps?

The National Measurement Institute will hold a one-day workshop on emerging lighting technology such as light emitting diodes (LEDs) on 4 May 2016 at its premises in Lindfield
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NATA welcomes new Accreditations

Since our last issue NATA has announced the new accreditation of facilities across Australia, see the full list of our newly accredited facilities
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Technical Document Updates

A number of NATA’s technical publications have been updated since our last edition. These publications are available from our website
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Significant Figures and Rounding of Data

Clause 5.10.1 of Australian Standard AS ISO/IEC 17025 ‘General requirements for the competence of testing
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Deed of Agreement with Department of Human Services (Medicare)

NATA is pleased to report that a new Deed of Agreement between NATA and the Department of Human Services was signed in December 2015
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Reporting measurement uncertainty near specification limits

Accredited laboratories have been generating uncertainty estimations for quantitative testing for many years and it is now common practice when developing a new method
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Technical Assessor webinar training tool

Technical Assessors provide NATA with their time and expertise, and are an essential part of our laboratory accreditation program. NATA provides training to Technical Assessors that covers the accreditation process and their role
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Annual World Metrology Day awards – nominations now open!

Nominations for the 2016 Barry Inglis Medal and NMI Prize have opened to recognise outstanding accomplishment in measurement research or practice
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NATA upcoming Training courses

NATA's suite of training courses are designed to enhance the operational efficiency and quality of technical facilities.
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2017 NATA Young Scientist of the Year Award winners announced 2017 NATA Young Scientist of the Year Award winners announced
And the winners are… The winners of the 2017 NATA Young Scientists of the Year Award have been chosen! The competition once again attracted a large number of entries, submitted by primary school students across Australia and it appears that our theme for this year of ‘Sustainable Planet’ really struck a chord with students and teachers.


NATA Rules updated NATA Rules updated
NATA Rules and NATA Rules Amendment sheet has been recently updated on the NATA website. The updated documents can be downloaded from ’Accreditation Information’ area on our website:


DRAFT Life Sciences AAC Meeting agenda for comment DRAFT Life Sciences AAC Meeting agenda for comment
DRAFT Life Sciences AAC Meeting agenda for the 1st meeting on the 14th - 15th February is now available for your comment.


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ISO/IEC 17025 Review updates ISO/IEC 17025 Review updates
October 2017 update on ISO/IEC 17025 Review has been recently posted on the website