AGLAE, our assets


AGLAE is a recognised provider of interlaboratory comparisons, at the service of laboratories since 1993 and attentive to their needs with a constant concern for improvement.


Acknowledgement of the Association

  • COFRAC (French accreditation body) accreditation for its provision of interlaboratory comparisons (ILC)
  • Partnerships (ANSES, Aquaref)
  • 1400 members among which 30% internationals (covers around 60 countries)
  • Around 200 laboratories participating in the tests in the fields of water microbiology and basic physico-chemical analyses
  • Development support (transfer of technology to Cuba)

Expertise association AGLAE


  • Member of Commissions: ISO (TC/147-SC4), French standardisation Committee, COFRAC and technical assessor for the  COFRAC (ISO 17025) ⇒ Participation in ISO and French standards development
  • Groups  of experts in the field of the environment or medical biology that support AGLAE to provide proficiency tests adapted to laboratories' needs and to interpret laboratories results
  • Skills, level of qualification and experience of the Association's employees, particularly in the technical and statistical fields that enable to design proficiency tests:
    • On samples close to those analysed in routine to validate the analytical chain
    • Adapted test design: duplicate samples and repeated measurements to assess laboratory reproducibility and repeatability


Supporting laboratories in their quality assurance approach


With a complete service offer:

  • Diversity of matrices and large list of parameters
  • Additional test samples to evaluate technicians, test new methods
  •  Supply of Quality Control Materials for the analysis of sludge, sediment and soil
  • Training sessions in water microbiology in order to implement a quantitative Internal Quality Control, evaluate the uncertainty of measurement, characterise a method

 With quick returns, source of improvement:

  • Quick review two days after the deadline to report the results in order to implement, if necessary, corrective actions
  • Complete report within about 3 weeks including:
    • The study of the influence of analytical methods, equiment and consommables
    • Estimation of your uncertainties in water microbiology
    • Check of your uncertainty estimates in chemistry (zeta-score)
    • The evaluation of trueness and measurements repeatability

⇒ These elements provide suggestions to identify the origin of possible anomalies


Time saving for laboratories

  • Easy, annual registration as a subscription
  • Online schedule of events with a system for monitoring the report of results and reminders in the event of non-entry
  • Personalized report: direct access to each laboratory performance
  • Personalized member area of the web site with information storage
  • Pre-filled online results forms
  • Results file as an Excel sheet so that laboratories can easily update their control charts
  • Possible results' summaries per period

Prestations sur mesure

Services tailored to participants' needs

  • Satisfaction surveys and collection of needs to best meet members' expectations
  • Tests based on French / European approvals, the Water Framework Directive and laboratory accreditation
  • Development of tests during the year to meet new expectations
  • Customized service offers
  •  Members-focused investments

Offres commerciales

Commercial offers

  • Commercial policy with price stability
  • Discounts based on invoiced test volumes
  • Possible splitting of the payment according to the amount of the service offer
  • More favourable payment terms than EU legislation

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