The Technical Division on Reference Materials (TDRM) recommends policy and criteria to facilitate development and use of reference materials in validation, implementation, and use of AOAC methods. Therefore, the Technical Division on Reference Materials maintains close liaison with the Official Methods Board (and possible other method governing bodies) and the Laboratory Quality Assurance Committee within AOAC INTERNATIONAL to address these issues and policies on reference materials in AOAC Programs.
The Technical Division on Reference Materials plans and conducts educational and informational activities on use of reference materials with AOAC Methods. These activities include organization and sponsorship of topical conferences and symposia, including the International Symposium on Biological and Environmental Reference Materials (BERM). Information on activities of the Technical Division will be disseminated to the membership through a newsletter.
All interested parties are invited to join AOAC INTERNATIONAL Technical Division on Reference Materials. By joining the Technical Division you will have the opportunity to work with other members, obtain news on the availability of reference materials, attend the annual meeting of the Technical Division and participate in round robin projects involving reference materials.
Annual Meetings of the Technical Division membership are held during the AOAC INTERNATIONAL Annual Meeting & Exposition. The Technical Division on Reference Materials Executive Committee meets more frequently.
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To view information about the TDRM Committee, click next to the topic of your interest.
*Executive committee positions are elected three-year terms that run from September to September of the term year.