Accreditation of Reference Material Producers
INAB offers reference material producer’s accreditation to ISO Guide 34 “ General requirements for the competence of reference material producers ”. This guide contains requirements for the competence of reference material producers and is used in developing a management system for quality, administrative, production, and technical operations.
Laboratories rely on the assigned property value of reference materials to produce reliable results and accreditation of reference material producers to ISO Guide 34 underpins the national measurement system by ensuring the reliability of the assigned property values and competence of these providers. Traceability to national and ultimately to international standards is a vital cog of any economy operating in the international sphere.
INAB assesses and accredits technically competent bodies producing reference materials with assigned property values. These assessments are conducted against harmonized criteria based on ISO Guide 34 and ISO/IEC 17025 in combination and these are detailed in a scope of accreditation which is annexed to the organisation’s accreditation certificate.