.: Events about accreditation
X Workshop with Assessors on Laboratory Accreditation
The General Coordination for Accreditation of Inmetro (Cgcre) has held the 10th Workshop with Assessors on Laboratory Accreditation, from October 01st to 03rd, 2012. The event, carried out in the city of Rio de Janeiro, was attended by 150 persons, among assessors, accreditation managers and the management of the Laboratory Accreditation Division (Cgcre/Dicla) and of the Division of Qualification & Training on Accreditation (Cgcre/Dicap).
General information - João Carlos
Harmonization of Testing Scopes - Renata Borges
Exercise – Changes in NIT-Dicla-031 and in the report RAV - Mauricio Soares
Laboratory Subcontracting Policy - João Carlos
Exercise – Subcontracting Policy - João Carlos
Legal Metrology Program - Alexandre
Legal Control Instrument - Alexandre Carvalho
Flow of Dimel-Cgcre Cooperation - Alexandre Carvalho
Exercise – Standardized Directory of Calibration and Uncertainty Services - Mauricio Soares
Monitoring and Updates of Assessors - Ivanov
Findings and Sanctions - Ivanov
Change in the Role of the Lead-Assessor - Gloria Maria
Scheduling of Assessments - Gloria Maria
Exercise – Assessment Planning - Gloria Maria
Exercise – Assessment Planning - Calibration - Gloria Maria
Exercise – Assessment Planning - Testing - Gloria
Interaction with Assessors - Elisa Rosa
During the three days of the event, themes related to laboratory accreditation have been discussed through lectures and practical exercises carried out with the assessors, for a better learning.
In the event, several themes were addressed: new accreditation programs (MAPA [Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply] and Anvisa [Brazilian Sanitary Surveillance Agency]); policies of metrological traceability to the SI and subcontracting; changes in the laboratory accreditation regulation; application of ISO/IEC 17025 to legal metrology; context of legal metrology activities in Brazil; changes in the standardized directory of calibration services; assessor monitoring; behaviour and attitude of assessors; concepts of root-cause analysis, correction, corrective action, preventive action and opportunity for improvement; project of change in the role of the lead assessor; assessment planning; document review report.
On the last day of the event, the attendees discussed further issues related to laboratory accreditation activity.
See, below, some lectures and exercises. Soon, the other lectures will also be available.
2nd Workshop of Assessors and Experts of the Accreditation Program of BRCs (Conformity Assessment Bodies that Belong to the Culture Collections of Biological Resource Centers)
The 2nd Workshop of Assessors and Experts of the Accreditation Program of BRCs (Conformity Assessment Bodies that Belong to the Culture Collections of Biological Resource Centers) was held in September 24th and 25th, 2012, at ABNT premises in the Center of Rio de Janeiro.
The workshop was opened by the Assessor of Inmetro´s Presidency, Elizabeth Cavalcanti, and lecturers invited from Fiocruz were Manuela da Silva, Fernanda Sabagh and Rosane Temporal; besides Vanderlei Canhos (CRIA) and Paulo Holanda (Tecpar).
The event was attended by 25 persons who had a very positive view of it.
See, below, the agenda and the presentations of the event.
AGENDA of the 2nd Workshop of BRC Assessors
OECD Best Practice Guidelines on Biosecurity and relation with ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO Guide 34 - Manuela da Silva
OECD Best Practice Guidelines on Biosecurity and relation with ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO Guide 34 - Fernanda Sabagh
The development of the Information System of Culture Collections (SiCol) and its implementation in BRCs - Vanderlei Canhos
The experience on the implementation of ISO/IEC 17025 and OECD requirements in BRCs - Paulo Holanda
The experience of CLIOC in the implementation of the requirements for the Conformity Assessment activities of a BRC - Rosane Temporal
Training of Assessors and Experts of the Accreditation Program of Conformity Assessment Bodies that Belong to the Culture Collections of Biological Resource Centers (BRCs)
The 1st Training for Assessors and Experts of the Accreditation Program of Conformity Assessment Bodies that Belong to the Culture Collections of Biological Resource Centers (BRCs) was held in the Hotel São Francisco, in Rio de Janeiro, in April 9th and 10th, 2012.
The event is part of the actions for the development and availability of a program for the accreditation of the activities of testing and manufacture of reference materials, carried out by BRCs, organizations of great relevance to several biotechnology fields, as they serve as depositories and distributors of biological materials.
43 persons attended the training whose objective was to qualify assessors, experts and accreditation managers who will take part in this new program, based on the standard NIT-Dicla-061 (specific requirements) and the Biotechnology Development Policy, approved by the Decree 6041/2007.
See, below, the agenda and the presentations of the event.
9th Workshop with lead and senior assessors on laboratory accreditation
The 9th Workshop with Lead and Senior Assessors on Laboratory Accreditation was held from October 19th to 21st at the Auditorium of the “Palácio da Fazenda”, in the Center of Rio de Janeiro, and was attended by about 60 assessors, internal and external to Inmetro.
Aiming at harmonizing practices and discussing themes relative to laboratory accreditation, the workshop agenda included discussions and lectures of the following representatives from the General Coordination for Accreditation: Gloria Maria Pereira, Olga Leal, Fernanda Lima, Ana Cristina Follador, Mauricio Soares, Renata Borges, Luís Marcon and Mário Antônio Fernandes, all from Dicla (Laboratory Accreditation Division), besides Suzana Saboia, from Didac (Division for the Development of Accreditation Programs), and Ricardo Ivanov, from Dicap (Division of Qualification & Training on Accreditation).
See, below, the presentations and the minutes of the workshop.
Final report of the 9th Workshop - NEW
Agenda of the Lead and Senior Workshop
Project Change of the Lead Assessor Role - Gloria Pereira
Assessor Qualification - Ricardo Ivanov
Problems Identified in the Document Review - Fernanda Lima and Olga Leal
Problems Identified in the Proposals of Actions and their Follow-up - Ana Cristina Follador
Assessment Planning with Sampling - Mauricio Soares.
Accreditation Scope Preparation - Renata Borges
Application of NIT-Dicla-030 - Traceability - Renata Borges and Olga Leal
NC that Affects the Performance + Follow-up Assessment - Luis Marcon
Implementation of the New Accreditation Modalities (Didac) - Suzana Saboia
ISO 15189 in the IAAC and ILAC Arrangements - Mauricio Soares
The future NIT-Dicla-026 - Mauricio Soares
Problems Identified in the Review of Proficiency Testing Activities - Mário Fernandes
Implementation of CMC - New NIT-Dicla-021 - Mauricio Soares
Revision of NIT-Dicla-012 - Mauricio Soares
III Workshop for Assessors and Experts in Calibration and Testing in the Chemical Area
The III Workshop for Assessors and Experts in Calibration and Testing in the Chemical Area was held in October 17th to 18th, 2011 in the Hotel São Francisco, in the Center of Rio de Janeiro.
The workshop was attended by about 40 assessors and experts and addressed several aspects of laboratory accreditation assessments in the Chemical area.
In the event, there were lectures from representatives of the General Coordination for Accreditation, among them civil servants from Dicla (Laboratory Accreditation Division) Olga Leal, Renata Borges, Lúcia Moreira and Ana Cristina Follador, besides the assessors Vanderléa de Souza (Inmetro/Dimci), Marise Hübner (Fiocruz/INCQS) and Alexandre Marinho.
Presentations are available in the links below:
Agenda of the III Chemistry Workshop Dicla (2011)
Chemical Traceability - Vanderléa Souza
Traceability Policy - Renata
Sampling Policy - Marinho
Sampling Uncertainty - Renata Borges
Application of Requirement 5.7 - Olga.pdf
Accreditation Scope - Renata
Thermal Chamber Assessment - Lúcia Moreira
Equipment Qualification - Marise Hubner
Scale Intermediary Verification - Ana Cristina
III WSQ Final Report (2011)
II Workshop on Accreditation of Proficiency Testing Providers and Reference Material Producers
On September 1st and 2nd, 2011, the II Workshop on Accreditation of Reference Material Producers and Proficiency Testing Providers was held in the facilities of the Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia (INT).
In the event, there were lectures from representatives of the General Coordination for Accreditation, among them the General Coordinator Marcos Aurélio Lima de Oliveira, and the civil servants Renata Borges, Suzana Saboia and Waldemar Souza, besides Paulo Borges, from the Directorate of Scientific and Industrial Metrology, Prof. Roberto Junqueira, from UFMG (Minas Gerais Federal University), and Vinicius Biasoli, from the laboratory Controllab.
Presentations are available in the links below.
AMC Brief Results Below LD
Presentation PTP 01/Sep/2011 (Workshop Suzana)
Technical aspects related to the standard ISO 13528-2005
Technical aspects related to the standard ISO 13528 (Revised)
Reference Materials Commutability - 02092011 - Waldemar Souza
Control Lab 01/Sep/2011
Currie (IUPAC 1995)
Cgcre QMS Documents PTP 01/sep/2011
Case Studies PTP 01/Sep/2011 (Workshop Suzana)
ILAC G13 versus 17043 PTP 01/Sep/2011
Levels of Analytical Systems
RMP Pilot Project - Workshop on Traceability
Renata Borges - Lecture 01 Workshop RMP
Renata Borges - Lecture 02 Workshop RMP
Renata Borges - Lecture 03 Workshop RMP
Thompson Ellison & Wood 2002 (AOAC ISO IUPAC Validation in house)
World Accreditation Day and Conformity Assessment Body Meeting
On June 8 and 9, 2011, the III Conformity Assessment Body Meeting (Enoac) and the World Accreditation Day were celebrated, respectively.
During the World Accreditation Day, the National Accreditation Award was launched, whose regulation can be found at http://www.inmetro.gov.br/credenciamento/pdf/regulamento-1-premio-nacional-acreditacao-2011.pdf
For further information about the event, please visit www.inmetro.gov.br/acreditacao2011
Technical Cooperation between Cgcre and IAAC
Since 2002, when Cgcre (General Coordination for Accreditation of Inmetro), the Brazilian accreditation body, received its recognition from IAAC as an accreditation body for laboratories and quality management system certification bodies, it began to offer technical cooperation to IAAC members. In the beginning, it received visits from representatives from many IAAC countries throughout the year. To manage the program more effectively, it was decided to concentrate the visits during two weeks in the month of September.
The technical cooperation program involves visits to every Cgcre division, training courses on a specific subject, and observation of a real assessment, depending on participants' interest. The divisions of Cgcre that accept observers are: Division of Accreditation of Certification Bodies (Dicor), which is in charge of the execution of activities linked to the accreditation of certification bodies; Laboratory Accreditation Division (Dicla), responsible for the activities for laboratory accreditation; Division of Accreditation of Inspection Bodies (Diois), in charge of the execution of the accreditation of inspection bodies; Division for the Development of Accreditation Programs (Didac), in charge of the analysis of new accreditation demands and of keeping the international recognition agreements; and the Division of Qualification & Training on Accreditation (Dicap), in charge of the qualification and training of assessors and experts.
The person in charge of the organization of Technical Cooperations is Andrea Melo, who can be contacted to clarify any doubts (firstname.lastname@example.org).