Educational guides

Here you can find guides on quality assurance and accreditation issues in analytical measurement:


Quality assurance, accreditation and terminology

Guide to Quality in Analytical Chemistry – A general guide to laboratories on how to carry out the analytical procedures with high quality.

Accreditation for Microbiological Laboratories – A guide to microbiological laboratories on how to fulfil the requirements of ISO 17025.

Quality Assurance for Research and Development and Non-routine Analysis – A guide to assure quality in non-routine laboratories.

Terminology in Analytical Measurement

Proficiency testing:

Selection, Use and Interpretation of Proficiency Testing (PT) Schemes

Measurement uncertainty and validation:

Quantifying Uncertainty in Analytical Measurement

Measurement uncertainty arising from sampling

Use of uncertainty information in compliance assessment

Setting and Using Target Uncertainty in Chemical Measurement

The Fitness for Purpose of Analytical Methods – The most popular guide by Eurachem

Harmonised Guidelines for the Use of Recovery Information in Analytical Measurements

Traceability in Chemical Measurement

The Selection and use of Reference Materials


All the guides are first published on the Eurachem webpage.

Last modified: 03.04.2018