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Published on 18/08/2015

Tasks of the EU-RL :

The functions of the EU-RL are the following to promote and develop research on new analytical methods :


  • to help NRLs of the European Union to implement quality assurance systems
  • to approve validated methods
  • to provide the NRLs with routine methods developed during the MRL procedure
  • to provide the NRLs with information on analytical methods
  • to provide on request the NRLs with opinions on residue assays
  • to organise proficiency testing studies between LNRs
  • to perform analysis in case of disagreement between Member States
  • to organise training sessions for LNRs
  • to provide the Commission with technical and scientific advice
  • to provide the Commission with an annual activity report
  • to help NRLs of Third Countries