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Introduction to method validation for biologists

  • Location:
  • Teddington
  • Duration:
  • 1 day
  • Cost:
  • £500 + VAT

Biological measurements are undertaken to support a wide range of activities, from pharmaceutical development,  forensic analysis and medical studies, to assessments of food safety and authenticity. Whatever the reasons for the measurements, it is essential that the data are reliable and fit for purpose. Method validation studies are essential for establishing the quality of measurement data. Validation is the formal process that provides objective evidence that methods of analysis are fit for purpose, and its importance is reflected by its inclusion in laboratory accreditation standards and other sectoral regulations and directives. This course offers an introduction to the key principles of validation for biological analysis and provides guidance on planning effective validation studies.

What are the benefits?

This course will help you:

  • Understand the general principles and importance of method validation
  • Identify the relevant parameters for evaluating method performance
  • Plan suitable validation studies
  • Understand how to evaluate data from validation studies effectively.


The course will cover:

  • Introduction to method validation
  • Selecting and evaluating the appropriate method performance parameters (e.g. method robustness, sensitivity, precision, capability of detection) 
  • Defining the validation criteria for different parameters
  • Validation case studies.

Who should attend?

The course is aimed at biological scientists and laboratory managers who are involved with the assessment and development of methods employing molecular biology techniques. It is suitable for those with limited or no previous experience of statistics.

Booking this course

This course is run when there is sufficient demand. To register your interestest send us an email at