Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) & Uncertainty of Calibration Measurement & Tests

Who should attend and objective: 
What does it mean to be a scientist or technician in a laboratory? Why do laboratory staffs ask questions such as what is that substance and why does it react that way?
Since the beginning of time, man has been seen as an inquirer. We are always trying to discover new things, classify everything and to understand the behavior of things. The ability to enquire is one of the most important assets a person in a laboratory can have. You need to be able to act in the role of an inquirer when working in a laboratory environment.
The idea of this course is to give an introduction to working in a laboratory. It is hoped that people become aware of their role and function in a laboratory environment. Whatever the function of the laboratory, it's most important asset is the staff and how those staff perform. This course presents people with the basics to become an integral part of the laboratory and assist the facility to generate data that are of high quality and scientifically reliable.

Laboratory managers, analytical chemists, medical scientists, laboratory supervisors, research and development scientists, microbiologists, food technologists and quality assurance/control managers.
After completion of the course the participants will be able to:

  • Identify the dangerous chemicals and how to minimize the risk associated with tem in case of fire, chemical spill or sudden failure of equipments.
  • To exercise total quality management in producing reliable, consistent and independent results and on-time to their customers.
  • To emphasize on equipment calibration and maintenance as part of the quality assurance and quality control procedures.
  • To increase the awareness of the occupational health and safety in the laboratory environment, and exercising total professionalism in scientific and management areas.
  • To identify the most effective and efficient practice in planning, organizing, prioritizing and executing the business requirements.
  • To develop effective communication and interpersonal skills among lab personnel

Course Duration: 5 days
Course location:

Course contents:

  • Introduction and expectation of the course
  • Laboratory Organization and Personal
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control
  • Safety Assurance
  • Laboratory Communications
  • Gas Chromatography ( GC )
  • Atomic Absorption
  • IR, FTIR, UV, Visible
  • Test Methods and Procedures
  • Reporting Results
  • How to Handle Customer’s Complaints
  • Calibration
  • Samples and Test Data Storage
  • Inspection and Assessment
  • Uncertainty of measurement – what’s the problem?
  • Definitions of metrological terms
  • Correlated contributions
  • Degrees of freedom and t-distribution
  • Traceability, corrections and SI units
  • Calculation of uncertainty for a test
  • Recap for 1st and 2nd day
  • Report back on calculation and introduction of forms for calculating uncertainties
  • Example of a test with influence quantities and use of Excel for calculating uncertainties
  • Degrees of freedom and the t-distribution and worked example of a coverage factor
  • Pooled standard deviation
  • Variance and other mathematical models
  • Errors and customers complaints
  • Sampling, destructive testing
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Non-numeric results
  • Effective degrees of freedom
  • How many measurements?
  • Statement of uncertainty and compliance