AOAC INTERNATIONAL Standards Development


AOAC INTERNATIONAL develops voluntary consensus standards in accordance with the U.S. National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (PL 104-113) and U.S. Office of Management and Budget Circular A-119. Standards activities are fully transparent and open. The Official Methods Board accounts for balance and lack of dominance. Consensus is documented and processes are in place to ensure due process and the opportunity to present appeals. Resulting AOAC standards are published in the Official Methods of Analysis of AOAC INTERNATIONAL and accompanying manuscripts with the standards are published in the Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL.

Standards Development Meetings


AOAC INTERNATIONAL hosts advisory panel meetings, stakeholder panel meetings, and working group meetings, if necessary, in response to urgent or priority issues and to facilitate ongoing stakeholder activities. All meetings are open and the activities transparent for members’ and stakeholders’ participation. Such meetings can take place in person at AOAC INTERNATIONAL headquarters, in the Washington, DC, USA, metropolitan area, and across the globe. The details are dependent upon the scope of work to be accomplished. For more information on how to participate or engage AOAC, contact an AOAC executive for scientific business development.

 

Upcoming meetings are announced in AOAC's bimonthly membership magazine, Inside Laboratory Management, the AOAC online member newsletter, The Spectrum, and the AOAC website. AOAC is also on Facebook and LinkedIn, and upcoming AOAC meetings are often announced in these venues.

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