On July 11-23, 2022 15th International Summer School on Quality Assurance in a Testing Laboratory (ISO/IEC 17025) was carried out on the basis of Analytical Chemistry Expert Centre, Faculty of Chemistry, Biological and Chemical Research Centre (CNBCh) of University of Warsaw and took place in the facility of European Centre for Geological Education of the University of Warsaw in Chęciny (Poland). This summer school is managed by “Measurement Science in Chemistry” (MSC) consortium of European universities. It started as an EU funded project and took place for the first time in 2008 in Celje (Slovenia). So far, there have been 433 participants, from 54 different countries in 4 different continents.
The scientists of our Institute Dr. Mariana Rydchuk and Dr. Serhiy Plotytsia (National Reference Laboratory of Veterinary Drug Residues Control), and MSc Olha Dushna (Laboratory of High-Performance Liquid Chromatography) were the participants of this Summer School together with other alumni of Analytical Chemistry Department of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, and got the Certificates of Attendance. The acquired knowledge and practical skills will sufficiently improve the management and routine laboratory practice in our analytical laboratories, accredited according to ISO/IEC 17025.
Main topics of the Summer School were as follows:
- Basics ISO/IEC 17025
- Customer Requirements and Decision Rules
- Method Validation
- Measurement Uncertainty – Principles and Approaches
- Traceability, Calibration and Use of Reference Materials
- Internal and External Quality Control
- Auditing Skills
We are pleased to express our gratitude to the University of Warsaw and, in particular, to Prof. Dr. hab. Ewa Bulska, for the sincere support and financial aid, due to which our participation in 15th International Summer School on Quality Assurance in a Testing Laboratory (ISO/IEC 17025) became possible at such a difficult and crucial time for us and our country. Also we are grateful to the colleagues from Analytical Chemistry Expert Centre of University of Warsaw MSc Andrzej Gawor and Dr. Andrii Tupys for their genuine help and permanent assistance during our stay in Poland.