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Co-Financing for the European Community Reference Laboratory (CRL) for the Monitoring of Viral and Bacteriological Contamination of Bivalve Molluscs - SD0444

Description
The main of the objectives of the Community Reference Laboratory (CRL) are:

a) To provide National Reference Laboratories (NRLs)with details of analytical methods, including reference methods;

b) Co-ordinating application by the NRLs of the methods referred to in (a), in particular by organising comparative testing and by ensuring an appropriate follow-up of such comparatieve testing in accordance with internationally accepted protocols, when available;

c) Co-ordinating within the area of competence, practical arrangements needed to apply new analytical methods and informing NRLs of advances in this field;

d) Conducting initial and further training couses for the benefit of staff from NRLs and of experts from developing countries;

e) Providing scientific and technical assistance to the Commission, especially in cases where Member States contest the result of analysis.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2006

To: 2010

Cost: £400,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
CEFAS
Keywords
Bacteria              
Bivalves              
Fish Disease              
Fisheries              
Molluscs              
Shellfish              
Viruses