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ISO/IEC 17025 Revision

As advised in previous editions of NATA News, ISO/IEC 17025 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories is currently under review.

An update for all Members, Technical Assessors and interested stakeholders was posted to the NATA website in March 2017. A dedicated tile on the right hand side of the home page has been created to post all updates regarding the review.

By the time of publication of this edition of NATA News, a second update will be available on the NATA website.

The Standard is currently at the Draft International Standard (DIS) stage of the review process. In response to the DIS, ISO/CASCO received in excess of 1800 comments. Whilst a subgroup of Working Group 44 met in May, all comments could not be considered and collated in the time available. Thus, it will be a busy meeting in July 2017 when the full complement of Working Group 44 comes together to consider all the comments.

It is now expected that the Standard will proceed to a Final Draft International Standard (FDIS). If this is the case, the Standard is unlikely to be published until late 2017 or early 2018. This, however, will be dependent on the outcomes of Working Group 44 meeting in July.

Once again, refer to the NATA website for the latest update. In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding the review of ISO/IEC 17025, please do not hesitate to contact your relevant Client Coordinator in the first instance.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Draft Life Sciences Allergen Annex for comment

Draft Life Sciences Allergen Annex for comment

Draft Life Sciences Allergen Annex document is now available on the website for comment. All the comments should be sent to Neil.Shepherd@nata.com.au by 16th Feb 2018.

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Materials Characterisation AAC Draft Agenda for public comment

Materials Characterisation AAC Draft Agenda for public comment

Materials Characterisation AAC Draft Agenda has been recently posted on the website for comment.

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Latest Edition of NATA News

Latest Edition of NATA News

NATA News - Dec 2017 In This Issue- Message from Jennifer Evans, CEO

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Technical Assessors News November 2017

Technical Assessors News November 2017

Technical Assessors News - Nov 2017 issue now published on the website. The newsletter can be accessed from the 'Media and Events' tab of our website.

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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…

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