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TNI/ELAP Webinar 6 - Understanding Technical Criteria for Microbiological Methods and Equipment

Updated: Oct 1, 2021

Implementing a Robust Data Integrity Program in an ELAP Lab Webinar | October 11, 2021 | 9am-10:30am (Pacific Time)

The California State Water Resources Board has approved the new Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) regulations for accrediting environmental laboratories. This free 90-minute live webinar, the thirteenth in a series from the International Accreditation Service (IAS), will discuss implementing a data integrity program. Overview of Webinar Generating good data requires a quality management system built upon a strong data integrity program. The TNI Standard contains a number of data integrity requirements to help ensure data is generated with a high level of integrity. This webinar will provide an understanding of these requirements and offer implementation ideas and tools to establish a proactive approach to data integrity. Obstacles to implementation and system vulnerabilities will be discussed.

Additional webinar and login details will be sent once registration is complete.

Overview of Syllabus

  • Introduction

  • TNI Standard requirements

  • Components of an effective data integrity program

  • Tools for implementation

  • Detection and prevention

Who Should Attend?

  • Laboratory Managers and Staff

  • Quality Assurance Officers

  • Technical Managers

  • Program Managers

Date / Time Monday, October 11 2021, 9am - 10:30am (Pacific Time) Cost Free


About the Instructor

Tony Francis, PhD

Dr. Francis, an IAS instructor and assessor, has extensive experience in chemistry and biology. He provides data integrity training, and data validation. Dr. Francis has assessed numerous laboratories to ISO/IEC 17025 and various TNI Standards. He is a fully qualified NELAC assessor in organic and inorganic chemistry, microbiology, cryptosporidium, radiochemistry, solids, aqueous, tissue, and air. He is an EPA-approved drinking water certification officer in all areas available. He received his PhD in chemistry from the University of Utah, 2003.

Questions? Email: | Call: +1.562.364.8201

Did you miss the previous 12 ELAP Trainings? If you weren't able to attend the previous California ELAP Webinars, you can watch them for free on the IAS Website at this link. Questions About ELAP? Read the IAS FAQ for California ELAP Regulations in the Important Documents section of the IAS ELAP webpage. Questions About Accreditation? If you have questions about applying for accreditation with IAS, please contact Duncan Millar at or visit IAS online at

Complete Training Schedule for 2021 View all the IAS training courses that are currently planned this year. About IAS:

  • Headquartered in Brea, California, IAS is ideally located to serve labs in California.

  • A Non-governmental Accreditation Body, with the largest scope of accreditations recognized by TNI.

  • A signatory member of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), IAS also provides lab accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025.

  • Providing accreditation services since 1975.

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