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IAEA provides reference materials (RMs) to laboratories world-wide to assist
them in the quality assurance of the results they obtain by nuclear
analytical techniques. More than 90 different reference materials are
distributed by the IAEA. The materials are characterized for analytes belonging
to one of the following groups: Radionuclides, Trace Elements and Methyl Mercury,
Organic Compounds or Stable Isotopes. The IAEA is the world's largest
supplier of matrix reference materials characterized for radionuclides. Some of
the IAEA reference materials characterized for stable isotope ratios are at the
highest metrological level as international measurement standards.
Reference Materials Catalogue
IAEA laboratories responsible for the production of certified reference
materials (CRMs) for activity concentration measurements of radionuclides are
the Terrestrial Environmental Radiochemistry Laboratory in Seibersdorf, and the
Radiometrics Laboratory in Monaco. These laboratories maintain a joint quality
management system in accordance with the International Standard ISO 17034:2016.
As of 2022, both laboratories are accredited producers of selected certified reference materials for activity concentration measurements of radionuclides. The accreditation certificate and current scope of accreditation can be viewed here. The CRMs currently covered by the scope of accreditation are listed in a separate table here. The certificates of these CRMs carry the accreditation mark with the accreditation reference number on the first page of the certificate. Not all IAEA Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) for radionuclide activity concentrations are within the scope of accreditation.