Who does what?

The European Reference Materials panel

Composition:

One nominated representative of each partner institution

Tasks:

  • Is the major decision making and management body of the European Reference Materials partnership and is responsible for its strategic direction

  • Acts as the ratification panel for the acceptance of new European Reference Materials, including the extension of validity of certificates, on the recommendation of the technical committee

  • Co-ordinates proposals for new CRM projects

  • Approves the annual PR/marketing plan of the ERM® partnership and agrees the funding

  • Accepts new ERM® partners under the stated conditions, deciding by majority vote about sanctions (including exclusion) against ERM® partners in the case of misconduct

Contact

The European Reference Materials technical committee

Composition:

One representative of each partner institution plus additional members nominated by the European Reference Materials panel to ensure adequate technical coverage of all issues to be discussed

Tasks:

  • Preparation of European Reference Materials' documents for decision

  • Review of submissions for candidate European Reference Materials

  • Harmonisation of CRM production and certification processes

  • Proposals for shelf-life extensions

  • Proposals for web page content

Contact

The European Reference Materials marketing committee

Composition:

One representative of each partner institution

Tasks:

  • Promoting the European Reference Materials brand and concept through PR, exhibitions and other marketing methods

  • Proposing web page content, ensuring that the European Reference Materials website is up to date and checking that the content relating to the European Reference Material is up to date on partners' websites

  • Ensuring that the ERM® brand and logo are used consistently in all organisations in accordance with the guidelines

  • Developing guidelines for communications and checking that all messages are consistent with the positioning of the ERM® brand to re-inforce the value of using high quality reference materials

Contact

The European Reference Materials secretariat

Composition:

Nominated by the European Reference Materials panel

Tasks:

  • Technically prepare the meetings of the European Reference Materials panel and the European Reference Materials technical committe

  • Update and store the files of the European Reference Materials

  • Update the joint web pages

Contact

Latest update 14 March, 2007