Quality Measurements for Scientific Writing Output


The webinar aims to provide working examples that explain the importance of quality measurements for commercial and scientific measurements for client needs or for scientific writing outputs – essentially the confidence required for the end-user to make a decision with measured data. The principles of quality management systems to ensure confidence in measured systems will refer to ISO17025 – the principals are the same for non-/accredited laboratories. Reference will be made to basic checks on the output of quality measurements, which put together can provide the confidence in measurements from a laboratory.


Dr Michael Watts is Head of Inorganic Geochemistry at the British Geological Survey and is an Associate Professor with the University of Nottingham through the joint Centre for Environmental Geochemistry. His research interests on geochemistry and ‘health’ interactions employs analytical chemistry for research on pollution pathways via ‘natural’ or anthropogenic geochemical sources and mineral nutrient dynamics in soil-crop-human/animal systems. Increasingly the research is multidisciplinary with greater emphasis towards challenges and partnerships in developing countries. Michael is currently the President for the Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health. Michael has extensive experience in capacity strengthening projects from Afghanistan to Africa, in particular in the design of laboratory systems and training programmes for technical and laboratory activities. He oversees a team of 20+ laboratory specialists for geochemical analyses, with ISO 17025:2017 accreditation.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations