by Dr. George Anastasopoulos
This article has been written during the final draft (FDIS) stage of ISO/IEC 17025. As usual, only editorial changes are expected between FDIS and the final version of the standard. ISO/IEC 17025 was first issued in 1999 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electro-technical Commission (IEC). It is the single most important standard for calibration and testing laboratories around the world, with more than 50.000 laboratories accredited, globally.