About CITAC

 

CITAC ‐ Cooperation on International Traceability in Analytical Chemistry ‐ arose out of an international workshop held in association with the Pittsburgh Conference in Atlanta in March 1993.

The aim of this workshop was to discuss how analytical activities could be developed to meet the needs of the 21st century, and it identified a wide variety of issues to be addressed to ensure that analytical measurements made in different countries or at different times are comparable. These range from the development of traceable reference materials and methods to the harmonisation of analytical quality practices.

The CITAC Initiative aims to foster collaboration between existing organisation to improve the international comparability of chemical measurement. A Working Group takes matters forward and its initial activities have centred on a few specific high priority activities. The first tasks included the compilation of a directory of certified reference materials under development; preparation of quality system guidelines for the production of reference materials; preparation of a directory of international chemical metrology activities; defining criteria for establishing traceability to the mole; and the preparation of an international guide to quality in analytical chemistry.

Many of these activities are of a strategic nature, laying the ground for the improvement of international analytical measurement. This reflects the added geographical complexities associated with a world‐wide organisation, such as greater diversity in culture and with its activities. Nevertheless, if the full benefits of improved analytical measurement are to be reali ed internationally, a truly global approach is needed, and there is a clear role for CITAC to play in this respect.

 

CITAC membership fees

The membership fee is Euro 300/year and for firms/institutions – Euro 700/year.

 

CITAC Chairs Through the Years


Bernd Güttler
2020-2023
Germany

Michela Sega
2017-2020
Italy

Laly Samuel
2013-2016
New Zeland

Wynand Louw
2010-2013
South Africa

Ilya Kuselman
2007-2010
Israel

Vera M.L. Ponçano
2004-2007
Brazil

Kensaku Okamoto
2002-2004
Japan

Wolfhard Wegscheider
1999-2002
United Kingdom

Alan Squirrell
1996-1999
Australia

Bernhard King
1993-1996
United Kingdom

 

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36th CITAC Members’ Web-Meeting and Web-Seminar

36th CITAC Members’ Web-Meeting and Web-Semirar, 3rd and 7th May , 2021  Annual Meeting On 03 May 2021, 36th CITAC members’ meeting was held. The meeting was in an online format. The members discussed the past year CITAC’s activity, current matters and plans for the future. Seminar The Second CITAC

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Second CITAC Web-seminar

The Second CITAC Web-seminar was held, free of charge and open to non-CITAC members, on 07 May 2021. More than 40 people took part in it. The event was opened by Bernd Güttler, CITAC Chair, that presented CITAC mission and past and ongoing projects to participants.Zoltan Mester, the CITAC vice-Chair,

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