Interlaboratory Comparisons

This page presents some details of planned, running and closed interlaboratory comparisons (ICs) and proficiency tests (PTs) organized by the Reference Materials Group of the IAEA Terrestrial Environment Laboratory.

Proficiency Tests presently underway


IAEA-TEL-2014-01 Data Reporting 


IAEA-TEL-2014-03, on the determination of gamma, beta and alpha emitting radionuclides in water, biota and sedimentsamples: Click here

IAEA-TEL-2012-03, on the determination of anthropogenic gamma-emitters in water in the presence of natural background, of radio-caesium in hay and of both natural and anthropogenic radionuclides in soil samples: Click Here

Proficiency Tests concluded, final reports in preparation


The IAEA-TEL-2011-03 World-wide Proficiency Test on the determination of natural and artificial radionuclides in water and soil Status: Results Reporting: CLICK HERE

The IAEA-MEL-2011-02 MEDPOL proficiency test on the determination of Trace elements and Methyl Mercury in Sediment Sample

The IAEA-MEL-2011-05 World Wide Inter- laboratory Comparison on the determination of Trace elements and Methyl Mercury in Sediment Sample

The IAEA-MEL-2011-06 MEDPOL proficiency teston the determination of Organic Pollutants in Biota Sample

The IAEA-TEL-2011-01 World-wide Proficiency Test on the determination of stable isotopes in water,  Status: Results reporting closed, individual evaluation reports were issued on 7th October 2011. 

The IAEA-CU-2010-04 ALMERA Proficiency Test on the determination of natural radionuclides in water and soil, Status: Individual evaluation reports were issued: 01 June 2011.

The IAEA-CU-2010-03 World wide Proficiency Test on the determination of natural radionuclides in water and soil, Status:  Individual evaluation reports were issued: 01 June 2011.

The IAEA-CU-2010-02 World wide Proficiency Test on the determination of trace elements in sewage sludge, Status: Results reporting closed, individual evaluation reports were issued on 7 March 2011. 

The IAEA-CU-2009-03 World wide proficiency test on the determination of natural and artificial radionuclides in moss-soil and water,
Status: Individual evaluation reports were issued, June 2010,
Draft summary report was issued for comments, January 2011
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The IAEA-CU-2009-02 Regional proficiency test on the determination of trace elements and radionuclides in algae and water, TC project RLA 2/014.
Status: The proficiency test was concluded, final draft report was issued July 2009.

 

Reports of Recently Concluded Proficiency Tests

IAEA/AQ/01 : Soil Sampling Intercomparison Exercise by Selected Laboratories of the ALMERA Network, November 2009.
IAEA/AQ/02 : Mediterranean Region Proficiency Test on the Determination of Radionuclides in Air Filters IAEA-CU-2008-02 , December 2009.
IAEA/AQ/03 : ALMERA Proficiency Test on the Determination of Radionuclides in Spinach, Soil and Water IAEA-CU-2007-04, December 2009.
IAEA/AQ/04 : ALMERA Proficiency Test on the Determination of PO-210 in Water IAEA-CU-2007-09 , January 2010.
IAEA/AQ/05 : Worldwide Proficiency Test for X Ray Fluorescence Laboratories PTXRFIAEA/05 Determination of Minor and Trace Elements in Marine Sediment , January 2010.
IAEA/AQ/06 : Proficiency Test of Ukrainian Laboratories Determination of Gamma Emitting Radionuclides, August 2009.
IAEA/AQ/07 : Worldwide Open Proficiency Test IAEA-CU-2007-09: A-Determination of Po-210 in Water, November 2009.
IAEA/AQ/08 : Worldwide Open Proficiency Test on the Determination of Radionuclides in Spinach, Soil and Water IAEA-CU-2007-03, November 2009.
IAEA/AQ/09 : Certified Reference Material IAEA-418: I-129 in Mediterranean Sea Water, November 2009.
IAEA/AQ/10 : Interlaboratory Comparison: Radionuclides in Irish Sea Water IAEA 443, February 2010.
IAEA/AQ/11 : A Procedure for the Rapid Determination of Pu Isotopes and Am-241 in Soil and Sediment Samples by Alpha Spectrometry, February 2010.
IAEA/AQ/12 : A Procedure for Determination of Po-210 in Water Samples by Alpha Spectrometry, February 2010.
IAEA/AQ/13 : HELCOM-MORS Proficiency Test Determination of Radionuclides in Fish Flesh Sample, May 2010.
IAEA/AQ/14 : Reference Material IAEA 413: Major, Minor and Trace Elements in Algae, April 2010.
IAEA/AQ/15 : ALMERA Proficiency Test: Determination of Naturally Occurring Radionuclides in Phosphogypsum and Water IAEA-CU-2008-04 , June 2010.
IAEA/AQ/16 : ALMERA Proficiency Test: Determination of Gamma Emitting Radionuclides in Simulated Air Filters IAEA-CU-2009-04 , June 2010.
IAEA/AQ/17 : Reference Material IAEA 434: Naturally Occurring Radionuclides in Phosphogypsum, June 2010.
IAEA/AQ/18 : Worldwide Open Proficiency Test: Determination of Naturally Occurring Radionuclides in Phoshogypsum and Water IAEA-CU-2008-03, June 2010.
IAEA/AL/175: Report on the IAEA-CU-2006-08 Proficiency Test on the Determination of Gamma Emitting Radionuclides in Sea Water, March 2007.
IAEA/AL/171: Report on the IAEA-CU-2006-03 World-Wide Proficiency Test on the Determination of Gamma Emitting Radionuclides, May 2007.
IAEA/AL/170: Report on the IAEA-CU-2006-04 ALMERA Proficiency Test on the Determination of Gamma Emitting Radionuclides, May 2007.
IAEA/AL/169: Report on the IAEA-CU-2006-11 Proficiency Test on the Determination of Gamma Emitting Radionuclides in Air Filters, October 2006.
IAEA/AL/168: Report on the IAEA-CU-2006-06 Proficiency Test on the Determination of Major, Minor and Trace Elements in Ancient Chinese Ceramics, October 2006.
IAEA/AL/167: Final report on the IAEA-CU-2006-05 Proficiency Test on the Determination of Cs-137 and Pb-210 in Soil in cooperation with the Hungarian National Food Investigation Institute, April 2006.
IAEA/AL/166: Final report on the IAEA-CU-2006-02 Proficiency Test on the Determination of Cs-137 and Pb-210 in Soil, April 2006.
IAEA/AL/160: Final report on the IAEA-CU-2006-01 Proficiency Test on the Determination of Radionuclides and Trace Elements in Soil and Compost, TC project RAS/02/011, April 2006.
IAEA/AL/152: Final report on the Proficiency Test of the Analytical Laboratories for the Measurement of Environmental RAdioactivity (ALMERA) Network, August 2005.
IAEA/AL/150: Final report on the Proficiency Test on the Determination of Total Arsenic Concentration in Water, TC project BGD/08/018, February 2005.

 

For more information contact the responsible officer Mr. Sandor Tarjan at: s.tarjan@iaea.org


Last update: 2014-Jan-09

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