Links to recent and upcoming INAB webinars

1st October 2020; Brexit - Implications for Accreditation

Speaker - Dr. Adrienne Duff, INAB Manager 
1st October 2020

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23rd April 2021; Accreditation according to ISO 20387

Speaker - Brid Burke
23rd April 2021

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The ISO 20387:2018 standard “Biotechnology – General requirements for biobanking” specifies general requirements for the competence, impartiality and consistent operation of biobanks, including quality control requirements to ensure biological material and data collections are produced and maintained appropriately.  

This standard is applicable to all organisations performing biobanking, including biobanking of biological material from multicellular organisms (e.g. human, animal, fungus and plant) and microorganisms for research and development. It does not apply to biological material intended for food/feed production, laboratories undertaking analysis for food/feed production, and/or therapeutic use. 

Relevant EU / Irish legislation will also be applicable for any biobanks applying for accreditation. 

INAB has just begun to offer accreditation in this area and will open the scheme for applicants from 1st April 2021.   

11th June 2021; ISO/IEC 17020 and application of P15

Speakers - Sinead Guckian
11th June 2021

The webinar gave an outline of changes to ILAC P15. This document provides information for use by both accreditation bodies and inspection bodies on the application of ISO/IEC 17020.

This most recent revision of ILAC P15 includes updates as a result of clarification requests and the experience gained in the application of the previous version of ILAC P15 and ISO/IEC 17020:2012. It also includes guidance on the use of emerging technologies (e.g. drones, artificial intelligence) in inspection which are not addressed in ISO/IEC 17020:2012.