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CESD Special Division Seminar@ Tue Apr 25, 2017, 3:00pm-4:00pm

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 03:00pm - 04:00pm


CESD Special Division Seminar
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Date: 25 April 2017, Tuesday: 3:00-4:00PM (not 1:15pm)
Venue: CESD Conference Room 1, 1/F Umali Bldg.

Title: Does your method give you quality data?
Speaker: Ms. Lily R. Molina, Registered Chemist
Laboratory and Quality Manager
Grain Quality and Nutrition Services Laboratory
PB - Grain Quality and Nutrition Center

There are many test methods used in the field and among IRRI laboratories to generate data needed for IRRI research work. Some of these methods were taken from standard methods, journal articles and some are in-house developed. The laboratories need to prove their competence that their methods are able to achieve quality data for their intended use. To help me prepare for this seminar, feedbacks from key laboratory staffs from PB and GB were gathered to ask them the same question as the title of this seminar and copies of their protocols were studied to better understand their existing methods.

Based on the information gathered, selected methods commonly used at PB and GB laboratories will be used to demonstrate how the laboratory can prove its competence to generate quality data by performing method validation or verification fitted for its data requirements. Up to what extent of method validation will be applicable to IRRI laboratories will depend on the laboratory’s pursuit for scientific value, regulatory compliance or business value. Lack of method validation may generate inaccurate results that may impact IRRI’s business continuity, product quality, people’s health and safety or its compliance with regulatory authorities.

All are cordially invited.


CESD Conference Rm 1, 1/F Umali bldg.