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Joint Committee for Traceability in Laboratory Medicine (JCTLM)

National and
Regional Members:
  • American Association for Clinical Chemistry [AACC], Washington
  • China Accreditation Service For Conformity Assessment [CNAS], Beijing
  • European Commission - Joint Research Centre [JRC-Geel], Geel
  • Health Sciences Authority [HSA], Singapore
  • Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science [KRISS], Daejeon
  • Korean Society of Clinical Chemistry [KSCC], Seoul
  • Laboratoire National de Métrologie et d'Essais [LNE], Paris
  • LGC [LGC Ltd], Teddington
  • National Association of Testing Authorities [NATA], Rhodes
  • National Institute for Biological Standards and Control [NIBSC], Hertfordshire
  • National Institute of Metrology [NIM], Beijing
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology [NIST], Gaithersburg
  • National Metrology Institute of Japan, AIST [NMIJ/AIST], Tsukuba
  • National Metrology Institute of Turkey [UME], Gebze-Kocaeli
  • Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt [PTB], Braunschweig
Stakeholders: 
  • Advanced Medical Technology Association [AdvaMed], Washington
  • Beijing Aerospace General Hospital [711], Beijing
  • Buenos Aires External Quality Assessment Scheme [ProgBA], Buenos Aires
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], Atlanta
  • Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute [CLSI], Wayne
  • ECAT Foundation [ECAT], Voorschoten
  • European Organisation For External Quality Assurance Providers in Laboratory Medicine [EQALM]
  • Fujirebio Europe NV [FRE], Gent
  • Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine [GPHCM], Guangzhou
  • Institution for Standardisation and Documentation in the Medical Laboratory [INSTAND e.V.], Düsseldorf
  • Interdepartmental Centre for Metrological Traceability in Laboratory Medicine [CIRME], Milan
  • Japan Association of Clinical Reagents Industries [JACRI], Tokyo
  • Japanese Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards [JCCLS], Tokyo
  • Korean Association of External Quality Assessment Service [KEQAS], Seoul
  • Maccura Biotechnology Co., Ltd. [Maccura], Chengdu
  • MedicalSystem Biotechnology Co., Ltd [MedicalSystem], Zhejiang
  • MedTech Europe [MedTech Europe], Brussels
  • Paul-Ehrlich-Institut [PEI], Langen
  • Quik S.A.S. "Quality is the Key" [QUIK], Bogotá
  • R B Diagnostic Private Limited [RBDiagnostic], Kolkata
  • RCPA Quality Assurance Programs Pty Limited [RCPA QAP], Surry Hills
  • Ref4U, Laboratory of Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ghent University [Ref4U], Gent
  • Reference Institute of Bioanalysis [RfB], Bonn
  • Reference Material Institute for Clinical Chemistry Standards [ReCCS], Kawasaki
  • Roche Diagnostics [Roche], Indianapolis
  • Shanghai Center for Clinical Laboratory [SCCL], Shanghai
  • Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics [Siemens DX], Tarrytown
  • Wales External Quality Assessment Scheme [WEQAS], Cardiff
List updated on: 18 September 2017
[from Appendix IV of the Declaration of Cooperation: JCTLM]

Participation of Organizations in the JCTLM

    The purpose of participation of organizations within the JCTLM is to secure for the Committee expert information, advice and resources required to carry out its activities, including the tasks set for its Working Groups.

    Participation enables organizations which are authorities in their fields of professional and technical competence to express the views of their members in the Committee, and to play an appropriate role in providing a worldwide platform to promote and give guidance on internationally recognized and accepted equivalence of measurements in Laboratory Medicine and traceability to appropriate measurement standards.

    Organizations may be recognized in three different member designations within JCTLM :

Executive Committee Member Status

The JCTLM Executive Committee is the impartial final decision-making organ, only accountable to the Executive Committee Member Organizations.

The JCTLM Executive Committee establishes Working Groups to undertake the activities within the mission of the JCTLM; provides oversight of the processes to evaluate reference materials, reference measurement procedures and reference measurement services against appropriate international documentary standards; and promotes the value and use of the JCTLM database.

Organizations eligible for Member status

Intergovernmental and international non-governmental organizations and bodies having technical competence in the field or a subspecialty, that:

  1. are representative of the specialized field of interest in which they operate;
  2. are concerned with matters covering a part or all of the Committee's activities;
  3. have a permanent directing body, authorized representatives and systematic procedures for communicating with its membership.

Note 1. The following organizations are founding members of JCTLM and currently constitute the Executive Committee:


National and Regional Member Status

Eligibility

The following organizations shall be eligible for JCTLM National and Regional Member Status:

    National and regional organizations that adhere to and/or contribute to the activities of the intergovernmental and international non-governmental organizations that are members of the JCTLM Executive Committee and that have expertise in traceability in laboratory medicine and demonstrate a willingness to provide experts for JCTLM Working Groups and Review Teams.

    NOTE. Eligible organizations can currently include:

    1. National and international metrology institutes and organizations that are signatories to the CIPM MRA, or to Regional Metrology Organizations recognized by the CIPM
    2. National Laboratory Medicine Societies affiliated with IFCC
    3. Accreditation bodies that are signatories to the ILAC MRA for the relevant accreditation activities
    4. Recognized Regional Cooperation bodies whose regional MRA/MLA have been successfully peer evaluated by ILAC.

Role and benefits

JCTLM National and Regional Members and JCTLM Stakeholder Members in particular are expected to actively and impartially contribute to the activities carried out by the JCTLM Working Groups.

The benefits of JCTLM National and Regional Member status:

  • Receipt of an annual report from JCTLM and updates of the JCTLM database
  • Receipt of at least one JCTLM newsletter per year
  • Notification of new listings on the JCTLM database of reference materials and reference measurement systems
  • Invitation to Member's Meetings
  • Opportunities to run scientific or educational meetings under JCTLM auspices
  • Access to all documents and discussion documents presented at the Members' Meeting
  • Opportunity to nominate individuals to serve on Working Groups and Review Teams where they have appropriate expertise
  • Opportunity to be involved in education and public relations projects to promote the benefits of traceability in laboratory medicine
  • Freedom to submit written documents to the Secretariat for consideration by the Executive Committee or at the Member's Meeting
  • Opportunity to comment on the Executive Committee reports and plans presented to the Members Meeting

Organizational responsibilities

  • Members shall promote the concept of traceability of measurement results in Laboratory Medicine to the Système International d'Unités (SI) or, where necessary, to other internationally agreed references;
  • Members shall work towards implementing reference measurements systems which are applicable to their activities;
  • Members shall provide written reports on a biennial basis of their activities in the areas listed above, to be submitted to JCTLM Executive Committee a minimum of one calendar month prior to the annual meeting of the Executive Committee in the years that a report is due.

Stakeholder Member Status

Eligibility

The following organizations shall be eligible for JCTLM Stakeholder Member Status:

    Properly constituted "non-profit" and "for-profit" organizations, with interest, expertise and a demonstrable record of working to reduce the between method variability in laboratory medicine measurements and a commitment to promote the JCTLM database and activities.

    NOTE. Examples of organizations that may be eligible for JCTLM Stakeholder Member status include:

    1. National and regional organizations active in laboratory medicine
    2. EQAS providers
    3. Standards writing bodies
    4. In-vitro diagnostic instrument and reagent manufacturers
    5. Private laboratory organizations

Role and benefits

JCTLM National and Regional Members and JCTLM Stakeholder Members in particular are expected to actively and impartially contribute to the activities carried out by the JCTLM Working Groups.

The benefits of JCTLM Stakeholder Member Status:

  • Receipt of an annual report from JCTLM and updates of the JCTLM database
  • Receipt of at least one JCTLM newsletter per year
  • Notification of new listings on the JCTLM database of reference materials and reference measurement systems
  • Invitation to Member's Meetings
  • Opportunities to run scientific or educational meetings under JCTLM auspices
  • Access to all documents and discussion documents presented at the Members' Meeting
  • Opportunity to nominate individuals to serve on Working Groups and Review Teams where they have appropriate expertise
  • Opportunity to be involved in education and public relations projects to promote the benefits of traceability in laboratory medicine
  • Freedom to submit written documents to the Secretariat for consideration by the Executive Committee or at the Member's Meeting
  • Opportunity to comment on the Executive Committee reports and plans presented to the Members' Meeting

Organizational responsibilities

  • Members shall promote the concept of traceability of measurement results in Laboratory Medicine to the Système International d'Unités (SI) or, where necessary, to other internationally agreed references;
  • Members shall work towards implementing reference measurements systems which are applicable to their activities;
  • Members shall provide written reports on a biennial basis of their activities in the areas listed above, to be submitted to JCTLM Executive Committee a minimum of one calendar month prior to the annual meeting of the Executive Committee in the years that a report is due.

Notification of JCTLM Executive Committee

Organizations should inform the Secretariat of the JCTLM Executive Committee of their desire to participate in the work of the Committee, and supply the information below. The Secretariat shall transfer these to the Executive of the Committee. Upon confirmation that the organization is in a position to make a significant contribution to advancing the purposes of the committee, the appropriate 'member status' shall be granted.

Information required of organizations requesting 'JCTLM National and Regional member Status' or 'JCTLM Stakeholder Member Status':

  1. Official name of the organization (with acronym).
  2. Full postal address, Telephone, Telex address, Facsimile and Email as appropriate.
  3. The name and contact details of the contact person(s) for the organization.
  4. Aims and subject fields of the organization.
  5. Summary of activities being undertaken by the organization to reduce the between method variability in laboratory medicine measurements
  6. Description of any previous interaction/support of the JCTLM
  7. Member organizations (where applicable).
  8. Structure (indicating the form of governing body).
  9. Name, function and address of the person providing the information.

Online Application form

Relationship of Members to the Executive Committee

  • All Members of JCTLM will be invited to attend the Members' Meeting, which will be held once every two years, and submit a report of their activities in support of traceability in laboratory medicine over the preceding period.
  • At each Members Meeting the JCTLM Executive will present a report on activities during the past two years and plans for the next two years.
  • Members will be able to comment on the report and to pose questions on the plans for future activities

Financial Commitments of Membership

  • There will be no membership fee for Members.
  • Members will be responsible for meeting the travel, accommodation and registration costs associated with attendance at the Members' Meeting.
  • Where appropriate Members may make a financial donation to support the work of the JCTLM.

Review of Member status

  • The Executive may terminate an organization's 'member status' if it no longer meets the criteria for membership.
  • The Executive may terminate an organization's 'member status' if the organization's activities are incompatible with the goals and mission of the JCTLM.
  • The Executive may terminate an organization's 'member status' if the organization does not participate in JCTLM activities.
  • If an organization wishes to terminate its member status it shall inform the Secretariat of this in writing.

National and Regional Members:

Activity Report 2015
Presentation 2015
CNAS
HSA
IRMM download PDF
NIBSC download PDF
NIST download PDF
PTB download PDF download PDF
UME download PDF download PDF

Stakeholders:

Activity Report 2015
Presentation 2015
CDC download PDF
CIRME download PDF download PDF
INSTAND e.V. download PDF download PDF
ProgBA download PDF
RfB download PDF

Organizations should inform the Secretariat of the JCTLM Executive Committee of their desire to participate in the work of the Committee, and supply the information below. The Secretariat shall transfer these to the Executive of the Committee. Upon confirmation that the organization is in a position to make a significant contribution to advancing the purposes of the committee, the appropriate 'member status' shall be granted.

Information required of organizations requesting 'JCTLM National and Regional Member Status' or 'JCTLM Stakeholder Member Status':

  1. Official name of the organization (with acronym).
  2. Full postal address, Telephone, Telex address, Facsimile and Email as appropriate.
  3. The name and contact details of the contact person(s) for the organization.
  4. Aims and subject fields of the organization.
  5. Summary of activities being undertaken by the organization to reduce the between method variability in laboratory medicine measurements
  6. Description of any previous interaction/support of the JCTLM
  7. Member organizations (where applicable).
  8. Structure (indicating the form of governing body).
  9. Name, function and address of the person providing the information.

Online Application form

JCTLM links
  • Workshop 2017
  • JCTLM summary
    General information
    Declaration of Cooperation
    JCTLM Workshop 2017: Accurate results for patient care
    Member organizations
    Nominations and review process
    JCTLM FAQs
    Reports of JCTLM Executive Committee meetings
    Open documents
    Member and Stakeholder Meetings
    Workshops and Symposia