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Interlaboratory studies

 

The organisation and initiation of interlaboratory studies is part of the regular activities of the NORMAN network. Three inter-laboratory exercises (NORMAN Case Studies) have been undertaken during the course of the NORMAN project. Based on the identification of needs for specific emerging substances, the NORMAN permanent network will encourage Proficiency Testing (PT) providers and / or partners of the network to organise and conduct such exercises.

List of activities

Topic Event Programme Deadline Reports

Proficiency test 6/17

TW S4 – PFC in drinking water

Organised by: IWW and AQS Baden-Württemberg, Germany

  • Interlaboratory Study 
  • October 2017

Invitation letter and registration

Deadline for registration: 14 July 2017

 

Proficiency test 2/17

TW S3 – Alkylphenoles in drinking water

Organised by: IWW and AQS Baden-Württemberg, Germany

  • Interlaboratory Study 
  • March 2017

Invitation letter and registration

Deadline for registration: 23 Dec 2016

Report

NORMAN Collaborative Trial - Detection and quantification of polar compounds by means of chromatography (quantitatively and qualitatively)

Organised by: TUM (DE), KWR (NL)UoA (GR)

  • Collaborative Trial (1 round)
  • September 2016 - October 2016

Invitation letter

 

Deadline for registration: 5 Aug 2016

 

Proficiency test 5/16

TW S2 – Pharmaceuticals in drinking water 

Organised by: IWW and AQS Baden-Württemberg, Germany

  • Interlaboratory Study (1 round) 

  • 11 Oct 2016 - 7 Nov 2016

Invitation letter

Registration form

Deadline for registration: 1 Jul 2016

 

Proficiency test 2/16

TW S1 – Sweeteners and benzotriazoles in drinking water 

Organised by: IWW and AQS Baden-Württemberg, Germany

  • Interlaboratory Study (1 round) 

  • 16 Feb 2016 - 29 Feb 2016

Invitation letter

Registration form

Deadline for registration: 23 Dec 2015

Report

NORMAN Collaborative Trial - Non-target and suspect screening methods for organic substances in indoor dust

Organised by: NILU (NO), EI (SK)TUM (DE)Uni UMEA (SE)University of Antwerpen (BE), IVL (SE)IVM (NL)RECETOX (CZ)

  • Collaborative Trial (1 round)
  • December 2015 - April 2016

Invitation letter

Registration form

Deadline for registration: 30 Oct 2015

 

Proficiency test 6/15

TW S6 – X-ray- and MRI-contrast media in drinking water

Organised by: IWW and AQS Baden-Württemberg, Germany

  • Interlaboratory Study (1 round)
  • Oct –Nov 2015

Invitation letter and registration

Deadline for registration: 31 Aug 2015

Report

Proficiency test 2/15

TW S5 –  Sulfonylurea herbicides drinking water

Organised by: IWW and AQS Baden-Württemberg, Germany

  • Interlaboratory Study (1 round)
  • Feb –March 2015

Invitation letter and registration

Deadline for registration: 31 Dec 2014

Report

NORMAN Collaborative Trial - Non-target screening of organic substances in river water

Organised by: EI (SK), UFZ (DE), LfU (DE), EAWAG (CH), Uni Umea (SE)

 

  • Collaborative Trial (1 round)
  • October 2013 - July 2014

            

 

Description of the CT
 

Registration: 25 November 2013
Shipment of samples: 10 December 2013
Result submission deadline: 28 February 2014
 

Minutes: Participant Workshop

Non-target Screening Workshop

Proficiency test 2/14

TW S3 – Alkylphenols in drinking water

Organised by: IWW and AQS Baden-Württemberg, Germany

  • Interlaboratory Study (1 round)
  • Feb –March 2014

Invitation letter and registration

Deadline for registration: 20 Dec 2013

Report

Interlaboratory study on the determination of cytostatics in surface and wastewater

Organised by: the EU-funded project CytoThreat

  • Interlaboratory Study (1 round)
  • March – June 2013

Invitation letter and registration

Deadline for response:

31 Dec 2012

 
Interlaboratory study on the analysis of chlorinated paraffins in environmental matrices

Organised by: QUASIMEME and IVM

  • Interlaboratory Study (4 rounds)
  • 1st round: April – June 2011
  • 2nd round: December 2012 – March 2013
  • 3rd round: August 2014 - July 2015 
  • 4th round: July 2016 - 15 October 2016 

Invitation 1st round/ Programme
Invitation 2nd round/ Programme

Invitation 3rd round/ Programme

Invitation 4th round/ Programme

Registration 1st round:
15 February 2011

Registration 2nd round:
1st November 2012

Registration 3rd round:
1st October 2014

Registration 4th round:
15 May 2016

1st round
Final Report

2nd round
Final Report

3rd round
Final Report

NORMAN 1st interlaboratory study on the analysis of organic phosphorous flame retardants (PFRs)

Organised by: IVM

Invitation

Registration form

Registration (ILS): 31 Dec 2011

Shipment of samples to participants: 15 Jan 2012

Submission of results: 30 Apr 2012

Final Report

 

PHARMAS Interlaboratory study for the determination of antibiotics in resources and drinking water

Organised by: LERES

  • Interlaboratory Study (1 round)
  • September 2011

Invitation

ILS programme

Registration 30 June 2011

Final report

Interlaboratory study on passive sampling of emerging pollutants - CM Onsite organised by NORMAN and JRC in support of CIS WFD

Organised by: WRI

  • Interlaboratory Study (1 round with 3 campaigns)
  • May – June 2011

Invitation

Programme

Registration 31st March 2011

 
AQS PT Round PT 2/10
TW O5 - Special organic analytes in drinking water - metabolites of pesticides
http://www.iswa.uni-stuttgart.de/ch/aqs/index_en.html
  • Inter-laboratory comparison exercise
  • March 2010

Invitation
Programme

29 Jan 2010

Final report

Passive samplers intercalibration exercise

Organised by: AQUAREF
(followed by a complementary passive sampler intercalibration organised by NORMAN in 2011).

  • Inter-laboratory comparison exercise
  • April - June 2010
Programme
Registration
25 Jan 2010  
3rd Interlaboratory study on perfluorinated compounds in water, fish and sludge

Organised by: NORMAN and QUASIMEME (IVM-VU University, Amsterdam)

  • Inter-laboratory comparison exercise
  • March - June 2009

Invitation
Programme

15 June 2009 Final Report
Sucralose in sewage treatment plant effluents and surface water

Organised by: IVL (Sweden)
in cooperation with NORMAN

  • Inter-laboratory comparison exercise
  • June - October 2008
Invitation letter
 
1 June 2008 Summary report included in the NORMAN Bulletin N°1
Perfluorinated compounds in water and fish

Organised by: PERFORCE (IVM-VU University, Amsterdam)

  • Inter-laboratory comparison exercise
  • 01 April-30 June 2007
Programme 30 June 2007 Report
Summary
PBDE in dust
Round 2 inter-laboratory study

Organised by: NORMAN IVM

  • Inter-laboratory comparison exercise
  • Jan 08 - Feb 08
Minutes
Protocol
Completion in Jan 08 Report
PBDE in dust
Round 1 inter-laboratory study

Organised by: NORMAN UBA

  • Inter-laboratory comparison exercise
  • Oct 06 - Dec 06
Protocol Completion in Dec 06 Report
NSAID in water
Round 2 inter-laboratory study

Organised by: NORMAN JSI

  • Inter-laboratory comparison study exercise
  • Oct 07 – Dec 07
Programme
Minutes

Protocols
Instructions

Completion in Dec 07 Report
NSAID in water
Round 1 inter-laboratory study

Organised by: NORMAN CSIC

  • Inter-laboratory comparison exercise
  • Oct 06 – Dec 06
Programme
Programme
Completion in Dec 06 Report
Oestrogens in water
Round 1 inter-laboratory study

Organised by: NORMAN UKEA

  • Inter-laboratory comparison exercise
  • Feb 07 – May 07
Programme 1
Programme 2
Completion in Feb 07 Report
Topic Event Programme Deadline Reports