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We are Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS), the national accreditation body of the Federal Republic of Germany. Our accreditations establish confidence in the work of testing, inspection and certification bodies whose assessment services are required in many sectors of the economy. With an accreditation, we confirm that these organisations can perform their work competently and in accordance with the requirements of internationally applicable standards, legal bases and relevant rules. That is our legal mandate. With our accreditations, we help to make products, processes and services safer and to simplify trade in Europe and around the world – in the interests of the nation and the economy, of protecting society and the environment.
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Fast, straightforward and useful – that is the verdict of pilot phase clients on their use of the digital accreditation symbol of Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS). From 30 March 2024, accredited bodies can apply for the digital accreditation symbol.
Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS) has become one of the first national bodies in Europe to accredit a biobank in accordance with the DIN EN ISO 20387 standard.
After a period of 22 months, the Twinning project between the European Union (EU) and the National Accreditation Body of Armenia (ARMNAB) has been successfully completed. Under the leadership of the German accreditation body Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS), ARMNAB was prepared for the EA recognition process on the basis of international standards and in accordance with the EU regulatory framework.
After a period of 39 months, the Twinning project to “Strengthen the accreditation system in Georgia with a focus on European technical regulation” has been successfully completed. As part of a German-Italian consortium, Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS) was responsible for project management.
Germany’s national accreditation body DAkkS and the National Metrology Institute of Germany (PTB) have given the go-ahead for the pilot phase of the digital calibration certificate with a digital accreditation symbol.
Nach Abschluss des Konsultationsverfahrens hat die DAkkS die neue „Regel zur Anwendung der DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 zur Akkreditierung von Prüflaboratorien“ (R-17025-PL) veröffentlicht und in Kraft gesetzt.
With the newly established Expert Council, Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS) is moving away from the former fixed structures in a more flexible and future-oriented way of working.
The National Metrology Institute of Germany (PTB) and Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS) have now begun a close collaboration on the practical introduction of such machine-readable calibration certificates (DCCs) with a digital national emblem.
The members of the DAkkS Supervisory Board elected Bernd Kowalski as their new Chairman at the meeting on 1 December 2022.
DAkkS has successfully completed the regular on-site evaluation undertaken by the European accreditation organisation (EA).
Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS) welcomed a delegation from the Dutch accreditation body Raad voor Accreditatie (RvA) to a joint working meeting in Berlin.
On 31 July 2022, Prof. Dr. Manfred Hennecke stepped down as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAkkS) as planned.
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