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GSR PT - Proficiency Test on Detection and Identification of Gunshot Residue Particles by SEM/EDS

EPTIS factsheet 542231 | Last revision 2019-02-05 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts542231 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts542231

PT provider
PT provider QuoData Quality and Statistics QuoData Quality and Statistics
Based in Germany
Language(s) English
Remarks On behalf of the ENFSI Expert Working Group “Firearms/GSR” we would like to invite you to participate in the Proficiency Test on the Identification of gunshot residue (GSR) particles by means of Scanning Electron Microscopy coupled with Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (SEM/EDS). Our company QuoData GmbH, is in charge of organizing and performing the GSR proficiency test as part of the GSR Quality Scheme. After receiving ASCLD-LAB approval in 2006, the program has continued to enjoy a reputation known worldwide. The GSR Quality Scheme is conducted annually and we invite you and your laboratory to participate in the 2018 run. All members of the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) and any state-registered Forensic Science Laboratories are welcome to participate in the test program. Each participant will receive a specially prepared and identical sample in order to detect and identify all typical GSR particles (containing lead, barium and antimony) using their own laboratory-specific method of automated GSR particle search and detection by SEM/EDS. The primary purpose of this proficiency testing program is to improve and maintain the performance of laboratories and to help laboratories detect and redress any unacceptable inaccuracy in their reported findings related to the detection and identification of GSR by SEM/EDS. The scheme enables laboratories to demonstrate the quality of their measurements to accreditation bodies and other appropriate authorities.
Keywords
Product groups Laboratory / scientific equipment
Measuring instruments
Metals
Testing fields Calibration
Materials evaluation
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
Synthetic particle sample with Lead/Antimony/Barium particles Gunshot residues Scanning Electron Microscopy coupled with Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy, SEM/EDS
GSR particles in different sizes Scanning Electron Microscopy coupled with Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy, SEM/EDS
Aims of the PT scheme
Target group of participants GSR experts or rather all members of the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) and any state-registered Forensic Science Laboratories worldwide
Linked to specific legislation / standards ENFSI Guidance document
Additional, subsidiary aims
Number of participants 65
Accredited or otherwise reviewed by a 3rd party
Operation is commissioned / requested by ENFSI expert working group "Firearms/GSR"
Fees and frequency
Participation fee 855 € per participant (plus 19 % VAT)
Regularly operated Yes (every year (since 2010))
Year of first operation 2003
Contact details of the PT provider
Provider Contact person
QuoData Quality and Statistics
Prellerstraße 14
01309 Dresden
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)3 51 - 4028867 0
Fax: +49 (0)3 51 - 4028867 19
Web: https://www.quodata.de/en https://www.quodata.de/en
Frau Stephanie Eckert
Phone: 0351-4028867-32
Fax: 0351-4028867-19
Email: Stephanie.Eckert@quodata.de Stephanie.Eckert@quodata.de
If you find any mistakes please contact the responsible EPTIS coordinator in Germany, Mr Johannes van de Kreeke. Mr Johannes van de Kreeke.
Any questions or problems? Please contact us at eptis@bam.de.
Application version: 1.21