The University of Information Technology and Communications in collaboration with the Ministry of Science and Technology held a seminar entitled "Standards and Testing of Laboratories"
The Scientific Affairs Department at the UOITC, in cooperation with the Ministry of Science and Technology, held a seminar entitled "Standards and Inspection of Laboratories".
The seminar included three lectures the first was entitled "International Standard and International Accreditation", presented by Engineer Mohamed Abdulmajeed from the Ministry of Science and Technology. The second lecture was entitled "Requirements for Testing the Efficiency of Measurement Laboratories, Testing and Standards in accordance with the requirements of ISO 17025" presented by Hanaan A. Abdulateef from the ministry of planning. The third lecture was entitled "Accreditation and its importance in enhancing confidence in products and services" by Engineer Elham H. Mustafa, General Director of the Iraqi Accreditation Authority in the Ministry of Planning.
The first lecture focused on how to establish a procedure by a competent council to give formal approval that a person or institution is qualified to carry out specific tasks. The importance of this measure is to enhance laboratory efficiency and to be dependent nationally and internationally, building trust and acceptance of test results or calibration results obtained through the accredited laboratory, as well as facilitating the acceptance of test and calibration results between cooperating countries, laboratories and other councils.
The second lecture explained the importance of issuing certificates and test reports, which are the most important documents in calibration laboratories and must be carefully examined. This standard specifies the general requirements for eligibility and efficiency of the testing and calibration laboratories in addition to the modeling process that covers the laboratory activities in the field of testing and calibration using standard or non-standard methods or methods that can be developed by the laboratory itself.
The third lecture highlighted the importance of this rule-based accreditation developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electro technical Commission (IEC) to give confidence to consumers and authorities in the efficiency and impartiality of conformity assessment authorities. The role of accreditation is to support the national industry, facilitating internal and external trade.
The seminar was attended by a number of researchers and lecturers from the university and the discussion was opened with the lecturers on the importance of protecting the consumer and citizens and facilitating the process of trade.