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In-house validation, verification and evaluation of measurement uncertainty for quantitative microbiological test methods - QuoData-Workshop

The new ISO/IEC 17025:2017 extends requirements for private or public testing laboratories in the field of food microbiology as well as the users of quantitative microbiological test methods with regard to analytical quality assurance. In response to this situation, QuoData has designed a workshop specifically for quality assurance of microbiological methods.


QuoData workshops in 2020 Overview

QuoData is pleased to announce its annual workshop series for 2020. As a service provider in the field of analytical quality assurance, QuoData regularly offers a number of workshops for QA experts.

The workshops give participants an opportunity to dive deeper into different topics regarding the latest developments in international standardization, as well as to get to know the advanced approaches of QuoData.

For 2020 the workshop schedules are as follows:


International PROLab Workshop 2019 in Berlin

The 2019 international PROLab workshop was successfully hosted by QuoData on 25-27 September at its Berlin premises. International participants from Turkey, Serbia, Germany and Indonesia attended this fruitful 3-day in-depth workshop.

The workshop covered various topics on interlaboratory studies - method validation as well as proficiency tests in compliance with the relevant standards such as ISO 13528:2015, ISO 5725 and ISO/IEC 17043.


A joint workshop on validation of microbiological methods with FDA and IFSH

Together with U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Institute for Food Safety and Health, QuoData held the second training course on validation of qualitative microbiological methods from 18 to 20 September at the University of Maryland as part of the joint workshop series.


QuoData held two in-house trainings for proficiency testing providers in Toronto, Canada

From 9 to 13 September 2019, QuoData’s head of IT, Christian Bläul led two in-house training courses on the use of the QuoData flagship software “PROLab”, which is developed specifically for planning and evaluation of proficiency tests (PT) during his visit to Toronto, Canada.


Neu: Workshopreihe von QuoData und U.S. Food and Drug Administration zum Thema Methodenvalidierung

Mit der wachsenden Anzahl von qualitativen Analyseverfahren steigt auch der Bedarf bezüglich Methodenvalidierung. Für die Schulung von wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeitern aus Prüflaboren, Industrie- und Zulassungslabors im Bereich der Mikrobiologie hat die QuoData für die U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) einen dreitägigen Kurs entwickelt, der sich mit der Validierung qualitativer mikrobiologischer Methoden befasst.


Introducing a joint workshop series with US FDA: attend workshop on validation of qualitative microbiological methods

The need for method validation in terms of experimental design, data analysis, performance evaluation and competence determination is increasing with the growing number of available methods for qualitative analyses.

To train microbiologists, food safety professionals and scientists in testing laboratories, industrial and research institutions, and regulatory agencies, QuoData along with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Institute for Food Safety and Health (IIT Chicago); have developed a three-day course on validation of qualitative microbiological methods.