About

  • Secretary:
    M Stéphane Sauvage
  • Chairperson (until end 2017):
    Dr Angelique Botha
    Vice chairperson (until end 2017):
    Mr John P. Hammond
  • ISO Technical Programme Manager :
    M Stéphane Sauvage
    ISO Editorial Programme Manager :
    Mr David Reid
  • Creation date: 1975

Scope

Membership

REMCO membership is open to interested member bodies as participating (P) or observer (O) members and to interested correspondent members as observers (o) members.

Terms of reference

  • To establish concepts, terms and definitions related to reference materials.
  • To specify the basic characteristics of reference materials as required by their intended use.
  • To propose actions on reference materials required to support other ISO activities.
  • To prepare guidelines for ISO technical committees when dealing with reference material issues.
  • To communicate with other international organizations on reference material matters.
  • To advise the ISO Technical Management Board (TMB) on reference material issues.

Quick links

9

published ISO standards *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/REMCO

1

ISO standards under development *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/REMCO

32

Participating members

38

Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/REMCO/AHG 4 Purity RMs for small organic molecules Working group
ISO/REMCO/AHG 5 Recent advancements in the assessment of homogeneity and stability for reference materials Working group
ISO/REMCO/AHG 6 Purity RMs for inorganic materials Working group
ISO/REMCO/CAG Chairman Advisory Group Working group
ISO/REMCO/WG 6 information services Working group
ISO/REMCO/WG 13 RMs for qualitative analysis - Testing of nominal properties Working group
ISO/REMCO/WG 16 Revision of ISO Guide 35 Working group
ISO/REMCO/WG 17 Liaison coordination Working group

Joint working groups under the responsibility of another committee
Reference Title
ISO/CASCO/JWG 43 Joint ISO/CASCO - ISO/REMCO WG: Revision of Guide 34
Liaison Committees to ISO/REMCO

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/REMCO :

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/CASCO Committee on conformity assessment ISO
ISO/TC 24/SC 4 Particle characterization ISO
ISO/TC 34 Food products ISO
ISO/TC 69 Applications of statistical methods ISO
ISO/TC 158 Analysis of gases ISO
ISO/TC 164 Mechanical testing of metals ISO
ISO/TC 212 Clinical laboratory testing and in vitro diagnostic test systems ISO
ISO/TC 229 Nanotechnologies ISO
ISO/TC 276 Biotechnology ISO
Liaison Committees from ISO/REMCO

ISO/REMCO can access the documents of the committees below :

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/CASCO Committee on conformity assessment ISO
ISO/TC 24/SC 4 Particle characterization ISO
ISO/TC 34/SC 2 Oleaginous seeds and fruits and oilseed meals ISO
ISO/TC 34/SC 3 Fruits and vegetables and their derived products ISO
ISO/TC 34/SC 4 Cereals and pulses ISO
ISO/TC 34/SC 5 Milk and milk products ISO
ISO/TC 34/SC 6 Meat, poultry, fish, eggs and their products ISO
ISO/TC 34/SC 7 Spices, culinary herbs and condiments ISO
ISO/TC 34/SC 8 Tea ISO
ISO/TC 34/SC 9 Microbiology ISO
ISO/TC 34/SC 10 Animal feeding stuffs ISO
ISO/TC 34/SC 11 Animal and vegetable fats and oils ISO
ISO/TC 34/SC 12 Sensory analysis ISO
ISO/TC 34/SC 15 Coffee ISO
ISO/TC 34/SC 16 Horizontal methods for molecular biomarker analysis ISO
ISO/TC 34/SC 17 Management systems for food safety ISO
ISO/TC 34/SC 18 Cocoa ISO
ISO/TC 69 Applications of statistical methods ISO
ISO/TC 158 Analysis of gases ISO
ISO/TC 164 Mechanical testing of metals ISO
ISO/TC 212 Clinical laboratory testing and in vitro diagnostic test systems ISO
ISO/TC 229 Nanotechnologies ISO
ISO/TC 276 Biotechnology ISO
Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)
Acronym Title Category
AOAC INTERNATIONAL AOAC INTERNATIONAL, Association of Analytical Communities A
BIPM International Bureau of Weights and Measures A
CITAC Cooperation on International Traceability in Analytical Chemistry A
EC - European Commission European Commission A
EURACHEM EURACHEM A
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency A
IAG - Geoanalyts International Association of Geoanalysts A
IFCC International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine A
ILAC International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation A
IUPAC International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry A
OIML International Organization of Legal Metrology A
PDG Pharmacopoeia Discussion Group A
UILI Union Internationale des Laboratoires Indépendants (UILI) A
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization A
WASPaLM World Association of Societies of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine A
WHO World Health Organization A

Date Month Location TC/SC Note
10-13 July 2018 Ottawa (Canada) ISO/REMCO **

* Information definite but meeting not yet formally convened
** Provisional