Can I trust my data? - Quality Assurance in Analytical Geochemistry
Pre-conference short course at Goldschmidt 2011, Prague
August 14th, 2011 between 10:00 and 16:00.
Venue: Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Mineral Resources, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague (http://www.natur.cuni.cz/geologie-en/geochemistry). Type in Albertov 6, Prague in Google Earth or similar.
In conjunction with the 2011 Goldschmidt conference, the International Association of Geoanalysts (IAG: http:// geoanalyst.org/) will be sponsoring a one-day workshop devoted to quality assurance and best practices for the analysis of Earth materials. The main focus of this workshop will be the analysis of silicates using both whole rock and micro-analytical techniques, though other fields of interest to the analytical geochemist will also be presented.
Workshop Fee: GB£ 20 for IAG members and GB£ 40 for non-members to be paid via credit card after receipt of electronic invoice. The fee for non-members will include a free membership of the IAG for the rest of 2011. Coffee breaks and sandwiches are included.
Registration: Send an E-mail to IAG's Hon. Treasurer Chris Jackson
Subject Heading: Registration for Prague Workshop
Include name, work address and e-mail address in body of message
An electronic invoice will be sent to your e-mail address
Full reimbursement for cancellations sent prior to 1 July 2011
Registration deadline 1 July 2011
Short Course Goals:
• Discuss the latest practices for the production of reliable geochemical data that are associated with small measurement uncertainties
• Provide an overview of current understanding of metrological traceability and the proper use of reference materials
• Describe the role of measurement uncertainty and how it is affected by such issues as sample preparation, sample heterogeneity and data acquisition
• Highlight the role of the IAG and its support of the geoanalytical community
Specific Topics to be covered:
• Recent trends in sampling and sample preparation
• Proper IUPAC terminology and recent ISO guidelines
• Reference materials for quality control and method development
• The role of proficiency testing within overall data quality assurance
• The production of new certified reference materials
Input by workshop participants is most welcome. Participants wishing to present their work or who wish to have specific themes addressed should include this information at the time of registering
Short Course Organizers:
• Thomas Meisel, Chairperson of the IAG Certification Committee
General and Analytical Chemistry, Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Austria
• Cornelia Kriete, IAG Certification Committee
B1.3 Resources Geochemistry - Quality Management
Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources
Last update: May 25th, 2011