Scientific Workshop Programme

Data – quality, analysis & integrity workshop

The workshop will be directly relevant to everyone working in state, semi-state and private organisations across a wide range of sectors including pharmaceutical, environmental, food, clinical, forensics and academia.


  • Understand the importance of scientific data integrity and how to achieve it
  • Understand risks and opportunities related to data
  • Discuss future challenges in data quality, analysis, integrity and compliance
  • Discuss the impact of new developments on data quality, analysis, integrity and security

The workshop will run over two days, Monday and Tuesday, 14th and 15th May 2018.

Day 1 – Monday May 14th

Theme “Current best practice/Where are we now?”

9:00 – 10:00

Aoife Morrin, Insight Centre, DCU, Ireland and Vicki Barwick, LGC, UK:
‘(Re)introduction to statistics: dusting off the cobwebs’

8:30 – 10:00

Registration, Coffee & Exhibition

10:00 – 10:15

Welcome and Opening Address
Ita Kinahan, The State Laboratory, Ireland

Session 1: Data Quality

Chaired by: Helen Cantwell

10:15 – 11:00

Stefano Cappe, Data Management Team Leader, DATA Unit, European Food Safety, Italy: ‘Can we quantify the quality of the data?

11:00 – 11:40

Ricardo Bettencourt da Silva, FCUL-University of Lisbon: “Setting data requirements”

11.40 – 12.00

David Milde, Palacky University, Czech Republic: Traceability, validation and measurement uncertainty – 3 pillars for quality of measurement results

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch & Exhibition

Session 2: Data Analysis

Chaired by: Hugh Fay

13:00 – 13:40

Bertrand Colson, QuoData, Germany: ‘Valid machine learning algorithms for multiparameter methods’

13.40 – 14.00

Perihan Yolci Omeroglu, Uludag University, Turkey: Importance of sampling step to interpret analytical results in food safety analysis

14.00 – 14.20

Stephen Ellison, LGC, UK: Applications of robust estimators of covariance in examination of inter-laboratory study data

14:20 – 14:40

Coffee & Exhibition

Session 3: Data Integrity

Chaired by: Seán Hyland

14:40 – 15:20

Kyriacos C. Tsimillis, Division of Quality Assurance, Pancyprian Union of Chemists, Cyprus: ‘Requirements of the accreditation standards’

15.20 – 15.40

Janine Arvizu, United States: A process for assessment of forensic data integrity

15.40 – 16.20

Freek Varossieau, Senior Product Specialist, Lab Informatics at Agilent Technologies: ‘Data integrity in CDS’

16.20 – 16.40

Laura Gonzales-Macia, Osasen Sensores SL, Spain: Validation steps for Point-of-Care (POC) diagnostic device: from prototype to market

16.40 – 17.00

Flash Presentations

17:00 – 18:00

Poster and Networking Session


Conference Dinner at Guinness Storehouse

Day 2 – Tuesday May 15th

Theme “Risks and emerging challenges/Where to go from here?”

Session 1: Data Quality

Chaired by: Ted McGowan

9:30 – 10:10

Bertil Magnusson, RISE (Research Institute of Sweden) and Trollboken AB: ‘Revised internal QC from NORDTEST’

10.10 – 10.30

Dinesh Kapu, Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland: A correlation of the physical attributes of a potent anti-onychomycotic dosage form with microbiological performance

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee & Exhibition

Session 2: Data Analysis

Chaired by: Patrice Behan

11:00 – 11:40

Wolfhard Wegscheider, University of Leoben, General and Analytical Chemistry, Austria: Multivariate analysis (chemometrics) – quality of multivariate calibration’

11.40 – 12.00

Saorla Kavanagh, Dublin City University, Ireland: Assessing the relationship between honey chemistry and landscape composition

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch & Exhibition

Session 3: Data Integrity

Chaired by: Colmán Ó Ríordáin

13:00 – 13:40

Ilya Kuselman, Independent Consultant on Metrology, Israel: ‘Risks of a false decision on conformity of a multicomponent material and quality of chemical analytical results’

13.40 – 14.00

Alessandra Rachetti, Montanuniversität Loeben, Austria: Fake data-rationale, detection and implications

Session 4: Breakout Sessions

14:00 – 15:20

Parallel Breakout Sessions


Data Quality

Data Analysis

Data Integrity

15:20 – 15:40

Coffee & Exhibition

15:40 – 16:00

Feedback from Breakout Sessions

Session 5: Closing Session

16.00 – 16.40

Ruth Morgan, UCL, UK: ‘Future challenges for data: interpretation application, communication’

16.40 – 16.50

Closing Address

Please Note: “Authors of oral and poster presentations will be invited to submit a paper to the journal ‘Accreditation and Quality Assurance’. Acceptance of manuscripts will be subject to the journals usual review procedures”