TC11 - Measurement in Testing, Inspection and Certification

What: 45-minute Discussion Club “TIC talks”

Who: IMEKO TC-11 “Measurement in Testing, Inspection and Certification”

Name of the discussion room: Traceability in certification scheme for reliable results

Date and time: 21 Nov 2023 13:00 CET

Link: (the link is active only during the meeting)

Meeting ID 854 7591 0765


Fee: free of charge for participants

Name and surname of the moderator: Gertrude MAMIYA Consumer product microbiology officer /National quality testing Division /Rwanda Standards Board.

Short description of the discussion topic: Traceability in certification scheme for reliable results

Traceability is the ability to trace all process in certification scheme from to the beginning of service to the end to clarify when and where by whom and which method used and so on….and lets us talk to the traceability of measurement for safety and reliable results because:

  • Traceability ensure each step of the chain (scheme) is performed in accordance with appropriate methods
  • Metrological traceability is established by considering and ensuring the measurement uncertainty for each step of the scheme (chain)is evaluated according appropriate method.
  • Traceability ensure comparability of measurement results both nationally and internationally


Briefly about the moderator:

17 years of experience in Testing food safety and medical with excellent skills in Microbiology participation in different activities in standardization like development, review, assessment, audit and certification by implementation of different standard ISOs, CODEX,EACs and RS,

4 years of experience in laboratory management. I have been the Head of medical laboratory at district level (at Remera Rukoma hospital )

- in 2006 up to 2010 the supervisor of the activities of HIV testing in 11 different health centers the activity was supported by FHI(Family health international)

-Member of national and international board committee