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Greenaway, Anthony M.
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Department of Chemistry
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The Jamaica society for scientists and technologists inter-laboratory calibration programme
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Vassel, A. R.; Woods, A.
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Proceedings of the 8th annual national conference on science and technology, Scientific Research Council, Jamaica
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November 1994
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Kingston, Jamaica
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Scientific Research Council, Jamaica
Date of Publication
1998
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7-14
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Abstract
The Jamaican Society for Scientists and Technologists (JSST) has established a committee to plan and implement an Inter-laboratory Calibration Programme. This resulted from a two day workshop held June 1993 at which laboratory managers and analytical chemists from the public and private sectors agreed that such a programme would assist laboratories in their quality control procedures. Involvement in such a programme would assist laboratories seeking accreditation and also lend credibility to testing laboratories in the courts should their data be used there as evidence. The committee has prepared a proposal for funding which is being submitted to appropriate agencies. In addition a first inter-laboratory comparison study was conducted on October 27, 1994. In that exercise each participating laboratory collected fresh water samples from Rio Cobre and analyzed them from their routine parameters. Since the 'correct' answers were not known this exercise was a comparison exercise. If funding can be obtained a true calibration exercise can be conducted. This presentation introduces the objectives and scope of the programme and the results of the October exercise.....
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