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QMS20, Understanding the Cost of Quality in the Laboratory, 2nd Edition

CLSI requests nominations for volunteers to serve as members and contributors on a document development committee for a document revision.


CLSI document QMS20 will provide guidance to laboratories to identify and quantify the types of quality costs in laboratory expenditures, retain costs associated with good quality, and remove unnecessary expense from laboratory processes.

This group is looking for volunteers with:

  • Knowledge of the cost of quality in medical laboratory and medical device industries
  • Experience in the application of quality costs in a medical laboratory
  • Experience in the use of quality management systems or principles in laboratory management

Additional information on essential job duties and skills and abilities for CLSI committee participants can be viewed here.

Timeline for this project

May 31 to June 1, 2018: First face-to-face meeting (NOTE: This will be a 2-day meeting scheduled during the June Committees Week in San Diego, California.)
June 2018 to May 2019: Drafting of document (higher-intensity volunteer time period)
February 2020 to April 2020: Voting period for draft document
July 2020 to September 2020: Revision of draft based on comments received during voting
February 2021: Expected publication date

Due date for submission of required documentation

Please submit nominations and required documentation (see Requirements for Nomination Consideration) on or before March 16, 2018 to