Reference Materials (RM)

The JRC is one of the major developers and producers of reference materials in the world. Reference materials are reliable quality assurance tools that improve confidence in test results obtained by laboratories. They play a key role in the calibration of laboratory instruments by providing precise reference values and data.

The JRC currently provides nearly 800 different reference materials under the BCR®, IRMM and ERM® brands in the fields of food and feed analysis, environmental analysis, engineering and health applications. All these materials come with clear traceability statements on their certificate.

Reference materials can be ordered directly from the JRC-IRMM or from one of the authorised distributors.

Online catalogue

RM cat
The JRC-IRMM searchable catalogue contains all necessary information about the reference materials, You can browse the catalogue by matrix, analyte or application field. Prices, certified values, certificates, certification reports and, where available, material safety data sheets can be accessed via the search interface.

Paper catalogues and pricelists

Catalogue and price list of non-nuclear reference materials

Catalogue of certified reference materials (CRM) file [1 MB]

Price list of certified reference materials (CRM) file [151 KB]

Catalogue and price list of nuclear reference materials

Catalogue of nuclear certified reference materials (CRM) file [119 KB]

Price list of nuclear certified reference materials (CRM) file [37 KB]

 

Ordering

The reference materials can be ordered directly from JRC-IRMM or from one of the authorised distributors. If samples are purchased through UNAUTHORISED COMPANIES, JRC-IRMM cannot be held responsible for the non-integrity of the materials (especially in case of potentially unstable materials) nor, for the inaccuracy and/or incompleteness of the accompanying information (certificates, reports, etc.).

Generic reference material databases and catalogues of other producers

Looking for something else? A comprehensive collection of links to general certified reference materials (CRM) databases and catalogues of other producers can be found in useful links.

 

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