study tour on ISO 17025 accreditation for Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ghana Held from 2nd -3rd September 2015 at KEPHIS Plant Quarantine and Biosecurity Station

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ghana is in the process of applying for ISO 17025 accreditation of their Tissue culture laboratories and requested KEPHIS through Centre for Phytosanitary Excellence (COPE) to host and conduct a training course on the requirements of ISO 17025 accreditation. This was in the recognition that KEPHIS-Virology laboratories got ISO 17025 accreditation for virus testing and were in a better place to train and share its experience with other laboratories in the region trying to get accreditation of their laboratories. The training was attended by 5 participants who consisted of senior research scientists, laboratory technical manager and quality manager. The participants were expected to use and pass the newly acquired knowledge to colleagues in order to facilitate for the accreditation of their laboratories.
The mode of training consisted of theory presentations, laboratory tour to Tissue culture and virology laboratories.