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Abstract

The International Measurement Evaluation Programme (IMEP) is an Interlaboratory Comparison scheme in support of EU policies (e.g. consumer protection and public health, single market, environment, research and technology, external trade and economic policy). It is founded, owned and co-ordinated by the IRMM, the European Commission�s Joint Research Centre for Reference Materials and Measurements.
The aim of this interlaboratory comparison programme is to picture objectively the degree of equivalence and the quality of chemical measurements. Contrary to most other external quality assessment schemes, participating laboratories in IMEP can compare their measurement results and uncertainly statements with external certified reference values are required to demonstrate traceability and they should have a demonstrated and adequately small uncertainty , as evaluated according to international guidelines. Participants in IMEP use their routine analytical procedures to measure the IMEP-certified test sample (CTS). Therefore they can assess the quality of their results on an international forum by comparing their values to the IMEP-reference values.

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Authors: AREGBE Y, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE);BYNENS S, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE);VAN NEVEL L, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE);VERBIST I, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE);ROBOUCH P, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE);VAN DE KREEKE J, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE);TAYLOR P D P, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 22242 EN (2005), 156 pp. Free of charge
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Record Number: 200618615 / Last updated on: 2006-07-10
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Original language: en
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