MOTIVA helps laboratories more easily implement ISO/IEC 17025 quality systems.
- are educators
- know laboratories
- helped write ISO/IEC 17025 Download the Principles Here
- know accreditation
- know international recognition of accreditation.
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MOTIVA Activity Calendars for 2013 and 2014 updated
MOTIVA activity calendars have been updated for the remainder of 2013 and the first half of 2014. We are expanding our delivery capacity within the next six months to meet the demand, but we recommend booking your desired service for the desired timeslot as soon as practical.
MOTIVA now being used to deliver product certification body training.
MOTIVA delivers accreditation expertise to Bangladesh under UNIDO Contract
MOTIVA staff will continue working through to June 2014 to assist the government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh deliver internationally conformant accreditation through their Bangladesh Accreditation Board (BAB). (more ......)
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Recently, MOTIVA staff participated in a discussion on LinkedIn about how to select an accreditation body to meet the needs of the laboratory staff member asking the question. See the discussion by clicking on this link.
Besides the obvious criterion (does this AB accredit for my scope?) there may be some other issues to consider. Accreditation is only formal recognition of the laboratory's demonstrated competence and if we were to order the things that were important to the lab in terms of demonstrating technical competence, that might focus the questions to the prospective ABs during discussions with them. Remember that the AB works for lab (EU Directive in Europe notwithstanding). They are a service provider to the lab.
- Examine testing and calibration methods for their continued fitness for purpose, and
- Examine the people doing the work for their continued competence.