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Title: Training on Laboratory Quality Management and the WHO LQSI tool

Code: D16-05, D16-06, D17-04, D17-12, D18-08

Date: April 2016 - December 2018 (organized twice per year)

Location: The Netherlands

Client: Self-registerd participants

Type of services:

Coordination, organization and provision of the Training on Laboratory Quality Management  to self-registered laboratory professionals from all corners of the world.

Report(s):

[19 Apr 2016] This week DATOS is giving the Introduction to Laboratory Quality Management course. We organize this training in collaboration with the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT). This time the training takes place at the Amsterdam Tropen Hotel, next to the historic building of KIT. While the participants from 12 different countries enjoy the view on this beautiful building, the learn everything about laboratory quality management.


The training consists of three parts: the first focusing on the principles of quality management. We explore the reasoning behind the quality management system requirements as formulated by the ISO 15189 international quality standard for medical laboratories, and we learn how the quality management system supports the primary laboratory process and leads to quality control and quality assurance of the laboratory services. The second part of this training looks at specific aspects of the quality management system: how should we implement a document control system? How to deal with all the data produced in the laboratory? How to ensure quality of equipment and consumables? How do we ensure that we always have the right supplies in the right quantities? And how to we ensure biosafety and biosecurity in the laboratory? The answers to these questions are provided through interactive exercises and at the same time participants learn how to implement all the requirements.


In the third and final part of this training the focus shifts to management and planning in the laboratory. In order to become accredited health laboratories need to implement a quality management system that complies with the ISO 15189 requirements. This last part of the training ends with a final assignments in which participants develop their own quality year plan and action plans to kick-start the implementation of the quality management system in their own laboratories once they have returned home after the training. Source: //blog.datos-advice.nl/#post1


[26 Apr 2016] The Introduction to Laboratory Quality Management course that we organized last week in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, was a big success. Twenty laboratory professionals from 12 different countries participated in this 5-day course, which was again highly appreciated by the participants, which gave the course an average score of 9 out of 10!


In this training participants were introduced to the concepts of laboratory quality management according to ISO 15189: the international quality standard for medical laboratories. They learned how to implement a quality management system according to this standard in clinical/public health laboratories. They ended the training with a final assignment in which they made a year plan and an action plan to kick-start the implementation of a quality management system in their own laboratory, directly after the training.


And of course there was also plenty of opportunity for the participants to network with each other during a social afternoon, during which participants were guided around the historic city center of Amsterdam. Source: //blog.datos-advice.nl/#post2


[1 Nov 2016] This week DATOS again organizes the Introduction to Laboratory Quality Management course together with KIT in Amsterdam. Nineteen participants from fourteen different countries in southeast Asia, Africa, Central Asia, Oceania and Europe participate in this training. In one week they are introduced to the principles of quality management and they learn about the structure of a quality management system according to ISO 15189, the international standard for quality and competence in medical laboratories. They are subsequently learning how to strategically implement a quality management system in the laboratory.


The course finishes with a final assignment in which participants plan to start implementation of the quality management system in their own laboratory directly after returning home. This course is for many participants the first step on the road to ISO 15189 accreditation. Source: //blog.datos-advice.nl/#post14


[10 Nov 2016] Last week another successful edition of the Introduction to Laboratory Quality Management course was conducted in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  Nineteen participants from 15 different countries participated in this course. During one week they were trained on principles of laboratory quality management, learned how to implement a quality management system, and are now able to start implementing a quality management system according to ISO 15189 - taking the first steps on the road towards accreditation. The participants gave this edition of the course an average score of 9.1 on a scale of 1-10! Source: //blog.datos-advice.nl/#post15











[1 May 2017] This week the Introduction to Laboratory Quality Management course is provided again by DATOS in collaboration with KIT. The training is organized at the beautiful, historic building of KIT, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This time laboratory experts from 9 different countries in Southeast Asia, Central Asia and Africa attend the training. They will all be experts in laboratory quality management system implementation according to ISO 15189 at the end of this week. Source: //blog.datos-advice.nl/#post25


[12 May 2017] Last week another successful edition of the Introduction to Laboratory Quality Management course took place in Amsterdam. This training is the result of a collaboration between the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) and DATOS. It is organized twice per year and everybody is free to participate in this training.


During the course the participants learned to understand the principles of quality management and how these principles work together to create quality controlled and quality assured laboratory results. The participants learned about the different components of a laboratory quality management system according to ISO 15189, the international quality standard for medical laboratories. And, because we believe a training should not only lead to more knowledge but also action, the participants were guided in developing plans to start implementation of a quality management system in their own laboratory directly after returning home.


High score

The participants, coming from 8 different countries in Africa and Asia, highly valued this training, which they scored a 9.4 on a scale of 1-10 (best)! Another high score for another successful training! Source: //blog.datos-advice.nl/#post27


[11 Sep 2018] Last week another successful edition of the Introduction to Laboratory Quality Management course took place in Amsterdam. This training is the result of a collaboration between the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) and DATOS.


During the course the participants learned to understand the principles of quality management and how these principles work together to create quality controlled and quality assured laboratory results. The participants learned about the different components of a laboratory quality management system according to ISO 15189, the international quality standard for medical laboratories.


High score

The participants highly valued this course, which they scored a 9.4 on a scale of 1-10! Source: //blog.datos-advice.nl/#post55


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Title: Student Internships and Literature Studies

Code: D18-13

Date: January   2018 - Present

Location: The Netherlands

Client: VU University Amsterdam, Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) and Hogeschool InHolland The Hague

Type of services:

Supervision and guidance of students with conducting their research internships and literature study at DATOS from:

  • MSc. Global Health, VU University Amsterdam
  • MSc. International Health, Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
  • BSc. Management & Beleid, Hogeschool Inholland Den Haag.

Report(s):

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Title: Proposal review Leprosy Mission Canada

Code: D16-15

Date: June 2016

Location: The Netherlands

Client: The Leprosy Mission Canada

Type of services:

Review of a proposal on Understanding M. leprae transmission in humans and armadillos in a hyperendemic area of Brazil.

Report(s):

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Title: KNCV quality mangement workshop

Code: D16-13

Date: June 2016

Location: The Netherlands

Client: KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

Type of services:

Provision of a one-day workshop on TB laboratory quality management and the GLI tool (www.GLIquality.org) as part of a two-week training of international TB laboratory experts.

Report(s):

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Title: Lecturer on laboratory quality management

Code: D16-10

Date: April 2016

Location: The Netherlands

Client: Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

Type of services:

Provision of a lecture on laboratory quality management to medical students of the Master International Health at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT).

Report(s):

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