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Eighteen Research Assistance Centers (CAI) received their ISO 9001:2015 quality certificates


Eighteen Research Assistance Centers (CAI) received their ISO 9001:2015 quality certificates on February 9th, in a ceremony held at the Aula Magna of the Faculty of Chemical Sciences, acknowledging the quality of their processes. Rector Joaquín Goyache emphasized the recognition that obtaining these certificates brings to the work of these centers, which he considers "fundamental" not only for the university's research activities but also for "enhancing" them. Goyache pointed out that the accreditations to the standard also represent a "lifelong commitment" that these centers make to the quality and excellence of their processes.

During the event, attended by the rector along with the vice-rectors of Quality, Miguel Ángel Sastre, and of Research and Transfer, Lucía de Juan, with the dean of Chemical Sciences, Mayte Villalba, serving as the host, Álvaro Rodríguez, Director of Business Assurance at SGS, the auditing firm that "examined" the eighteen centers, participated. He emphasized that the adaptation to this international quality management standard highlights the "daily pursuit of excellence" both by the evaluated centers and the university as a whole. Furthermore, the certification serves as a "guarantee of the reliability and accuracy" of their work and results.

The quality certificates have been obtained by the Research Assistance Center (CAI) in Behavioral Analysis Techniques, the CAI in Chemical Techniques including the units of Ultrafast Lasers, Spectroscopy and Correlation, X-ray Diffraction, Magnetic Resonance, and Mass Spectrometry; the CAI in Physical Techniques, specifically the unit in Magnetometry and Cryogenics; the CAI in Earth Sciences and Archaeometry, covering the units of Geochronology, Geological Techniques, and Archaeometry and Archaeological Analysis; the CAI in Biological Techniques, comprising the units of Genomics, Proteomics, and Cytometry and Fluorescence Microscopy; the ICTS (Singular Scientific and Technological Facility) of Bioimagen Complutense; the National Center for Electron Microscopy, and the platforms for Research Support Workshops, Animal Facility, and Audiovisual and Digital Content.