Quality assurance in environmental and food analysis II

Quality assurance in environmental and food analysis II

 

PTB Jerman dan P2M-LIPIObjective The project aims at increasing the accessibility and use of internationally recognised metrology in chemistry
(MiC) services in the environmental and food sector.

Approach The project aims at strengthening MiC related services in Indonesia by a multi-level approach with main
emphasis on the meso level. The project provides technical capacity building measures as well as support
on strategic, conceptual and organisational tasks for Indonesian partner institutes. It shall strengthen the
demand-orientation of MiC related services for the environmental and food sector and raise awareness on
the importance of MiC.
The project covers three fields of intervention: It supports the Research Center for Metrology, Indonesian
Institute of Sciences (RCM-LIPI) in integrating the new MiC group in its organisational structure. This
includes the alignment of the quality management system being essential for the recognition of RCM-LIPI’s
measurement capabilities by means of accreditation and peer review by the international metrology system.
Special attention is given to cross-departmental tasks related to customer reationship, corporate identity
and team building.
The project also supports the consolidation and expansion of the technical competence of RCM-LIPI and
other institutes in all the fundamental fields of MiC: inorganic and organic chemistry, electrochemistry, and
gas metrology. Issues being adressed are for example vehicle exhaust gases, nutrients and contaminants
such as heavy metals and mycotoxins in food and pesticide residues in water and electrolytic conductivity.
RCM-LIPI is supported in the expansion of its laboratory related services by strengthening the customer
focus of training measures, consultancies and proficiency testing programs.

Impact The scope of the project covers both the environmental and food sector. The project contributes to the protection of the environment by establishing and strengthening staff competence and institutional capacities
in air and water analysis. The aim is to improve the reliability of environmental data obtained by laboratory
analysis and environmental monitoring systems. In the long term, these capacities will contribute to Indonesia’s efforts to meet its climate targets and adapt to climate change.
The project further increases the efficiency and reliability of food analysis and thereby contributes to im proving the competitiveness of Indonesian industry. Internationally recognised measurement and testing
services play an important role in optimising handling and manufacturing processes. Further, they are a
prerequisit for providing evidence that agricultural and food products from Indonesia meet national regulations and international quality requirements and standards. In the long term, this will help Indonesian
companies to overcome their low productivity and their integration into the global market.
Environmental and food safety issues are being identified and adressed by strengthening the stakeholder
engagement and the customer focus of the services provided by RCM-LIPI and its partner institutions.

Cooperation Close cooperation with Indonesian institutions of the national quality infrastructure and of the environmental and food sector is an integral part of the project. It contributes to the focus Inclusive Growth of the
German development cooperation by giving companies and laboratories access to reliable testing and MiC
services.

Financing Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Term 2017 – 2019

Contact

Research Center for Metrology
Indonesian Institute of Sciences
Dyah Styarini
+62 21 7560929
dyah_styarini@yahoo.com

Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt
Dr. Michael Brinkschröder
+49 531 592 8582
michael.brinkschroeder@ptb.de