AOAC-RI ERP Micro June 2016

AOAC OFFICIAL METHODS OF ANALYSIS SM The Official Methods of Analysis SM (OMA) program is AOAC INTERNATIONAL's premier methods program. The program evaluates chemistry, microbiology, and molecular biology methods. It also evaluates traditional benchtop methods, instrumental methods, and proprietary, commercial, and/or alternative methods. In 2011, AOAC augmented the Official Methods SM program by including an approach to First Action Official Methods SM status that relies on gathering the experts to develop voluntary consensus standards, followed by collective expert judgment of methods using the adopted standards. The OMA program has undergone a series of transitions in support of AOAC's collaborations, evolving technology, and evolving technical requirements. Methods approved in this program have undergone rigorous scientific and systematic scrutiny such that analytical results by methods in the Official Methods of Analysis of AOAC INTERNATIONAL are deemed to be highly credible and defensible. On September 7, 2012, AOAC INTERNATIONAL further clarified the AOAC Official Methods SM program by transitioning the conformity assessment component of the Official Methods SM program into the AOAC Research Institute. The AOAC Research Institute now administers the AOAC Official Methods SM program for all proprietary, single and sole source methods. Methods submitted through the PTM-OMA harmonized process also will be reviewed through the AOAC Research Institute. All methods in the AOAC Official Methods SM program are now reviewed by Expert Review Panels for First Action AOAC Official Methods of Analysis SM status. The AOAC Expert Review Panels (ERPs) are a key part of AOAC INTERNATIONAL’s Method Approval Process. AOAC ERPs are authorized to adopt candidate methods as First Action Official Methods and to recommend adoption of these methods to Final Action Official Methods status. Scientists are recruited to serve on ERPs in a variety of ways. Normally, a call for experts is published at the same time as a call for methods is posted. Interested scientists are invited to submit their curriculum vitae (CV) for consideration. Advisory panel, stakeholder panel, and working group members may make recommendations to AOAC for ERP members. All CVs are reviewed and evaluated for expertise by the AOAC Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) and then to the AOAC Official Methods Board for formal review. The composition of the ERP must be fulfilled with qualified subject matter experts representing various perspectives. Please refer to our Call for Experts on the AOAC homepage for further information. EXPERT REVIEW PANEL (ERP)

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