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Press Release,
Internal News

Change in the organisational structure

Change in the organisational structure of the German Accreditation Body (DAkkS): as of 1 January 1 2018, two of the six current divisions at DAkkS will be merged into one. The new department of “Metrology | Construction | Transport | Renewable Energy”, will incorporate all technical fields formerly found in divisions 1 and 5 into a new structure.

Press Release,

Accreditation of proficiency test providers

Evaluated last week in Berlin by the European co-operation for Accreditation ( EA), German Accreditation Body (DAkkS) achieved a good interim result. The subject matter of the evaluation process was the accreditation of proficiency test providers in accordance with the international standard DIN EN ISO/IEC 17043.

Press Release,
International Affairs

Eight participating national accreditation bodies

In cooperation with the German accreditation body (DAkkS), the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) conducted a study, which compares the functioning of accreditation bodies in Europe. The eight participating national accreditation bodies discussed during a workshop on the 16th / 17th October 2017 in Berlin the results of the first comparison round. The study aims to identify and promote "best practices" and to improve the dialogue among each other.

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