Measurement of uncertainty, live online tutor-led training course


18 June 2024


Members - £599 + VAT
Non-members - £799 + VAT



Delegate feedback:

  • The training on MU was extremely helpful today. It was brilliantly presented.
  • Very clear explanations of a pretty dry subject. The emphasis on practical applications was excellent
  • Much more interesting than I expected. Hard work but worth it.
  • Tutors were brilliant, everything was explained perfectly.

Benefits of attending

This online course provides practical guidance on how to apply the new requirements for ISO19036: Microbiology of the food chain – Estimation of measurement uncertainty for quantitative determinations.

Previous to ISO 19036 there was no standardised approach to estimating Measurement Uncertainty (MU) for food microbiology methods.  ISO 19036 provides such an approach and is one that would be recognised as fulfilling the requirements for MU in ISO 17025:2017 and other accreditation standards such as CLAS.

This course is designed for senior microbiologists, senior laboratory personnel, and technical managers wishing to gain knowledge of measurement uncertainty and an approach for how to calculate it.

The course will be delivered live online over the course of a day (0900 - 1645 hours), participants will be sent log in details for a Microsoft Teams session.

Training Course content

  • Why estimate Measurement Uncertainty?
  • ISO 17025/Accreditation requirements for Measurement Uncertainty
  • Introduction to the 3 uncertainty components in ISO 19036
  • Practical approach to estimating MU
  • Minimum requirement for accreditation
  • Introduction to a freely available ISO Excel tool to calculate MU values by ISO 19036
  • Reporting Measurement Uncertainty
  • Accreditation requirements for Statements of Conformity and Decision Rule for considering MU


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the concept of MU
  • Identify sources of uncertainty associated with their methods
  • Generate and assemble the required data
  • Know how to perform calculations
  • Correctly report MU values when requested.


Event Director - Fiona Cawkell

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