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Links to recent and upcoming INAB Webinars

24th February 2022; INAB Assessor Webinar

INAB will host a half-day webinar for our assessors on February 24th 2022. Participation at the webinar ensures that active and new assessors benefit from an open platform, where discussions on INAB policy issues take place and with the opportunity to further harmonise the accreditation process. INAB currently hold this forum every two years - this will be the first time we will run it virtually.

15th October 2021; IAF Informative and Mandatory Documents

Speaker - James Stapleton (INAB assessment manager)
15th October 2021 10.00am

This webinar gives a brief overview of IAF informative and mandatory documents. 

Informative Documents (ID Series)

IAF Informative Documents reflect the consensus of IAF Members on specific subjects and are intended to support the consistent application of requirements. IAF Members and their accredited bodies are not obliged to use or comply with these documents. 

Mandatory Documents (MD Series)

IAF Mandatory Documents are required to be used by accreditation bodies when accrediting certification or validation/verification bodies, to assure that they operate their programs in a consistent and equivalent manner. 

11th June 2021; ISO/IEC 17020 and application of P15

Speaker - Sinead Guckian
11th June 2021

The webinar gave an outline of changes to ILAC P15. This document provides information for use by both accreditation bodies and inspection bodies on the application of ISO/IEC 17020.

This most recent revision of ILAC P15 includes updates as a result of clarification requests and the experience gained in the application of the previous version of ILAC P15 and ISO/IEC 17020:2012. It also includes guidance on the use of emerging technologies (e.g. drones, artificial intelligence) in inspection which are not addressed in ISO/IEC 17020:2012.

23rd April 2021; Accreditation according to ISO 20387

Speaker - Brid Burke
23rd April 2021

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The ISO 20387:2018 standard “Biotechnology – General requirements for biobanking” specifies general requirements for the competence, impartiality and consistent operation of biobanks, including quality control requirements to ensure biological material and data collections are produced and maintained appropriately.  

This standard is applicable to all organisations performing biobanking, including biobanking of biological material from multicellular organisms (e.g. human, animal, fungus and plant) and microorganisms for research and development. It does not apply to biological material intended for food/feed production, laboratories undertaking analysis for food/feed production, and/or therapeutic use. 

Relevant EU / Irish legislation will also be applicable for any biobanks applying for accreditation. 

INAB has just begun to offer accreditation in this area and will open the scheme for applicants from 1st April 2021.   

1st October 2020; Brexit - Implications for Accreditation

Speaker - Dr. Adrienne Duff, INAB Manager 
1st October 2020

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pdf iconBrexit Q&A for Accreditation Session



Links to INAB Podcasts

Accreditation Matters - IAF & ILAC

Fourth Accreditation Matters Episode Released – Accreditation and Circular Economy. IAF and ILAC have released the fourth episode of our Accreditation Matters podcast, which features discussions with international experts on important matters to the international quality infrastructure community and the way that accreditation supports regulators, global trade and consumers.

For all episodes of 'Accreditation Matters' click here

Accreditation – an overview and the benefits

Remco Klop speaks to the Health and Safety Authority about his work as an Accreditation Officer, and describes the accreditation process and its benefits for Irish businesses.