NABL is a registered society under the Societies Registration Act 1860. It operates as an autonomous body under the aegis of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. NABL has been established with the objective of providing Government, Industry Associations and Industry in general with a scheme of Conformity Assessment Body’s accreditation which involves third-party assessment of the technical competence of testing including medical and calibration laboratories, proficiency testing provides and reference material producers. The laboratory accreditation services to testing and calibration laboratories are provided in accordance with ISO/ IEC 17025: 2005 “General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories” and ISO 15189: 2012 “Medical laboratories — Requirements for quality and competence”. The accreditation to Proficiency testing providers are based on ISO/IEC 17043 :2010 “Conformity assessment — General requirements for proficiency testing” and to reference material producers based on ISO Guide 34:2009 – General requirements for the competence of reference material producers ”The fields, disciplines and groups for which the accreditation services are offered are listed in “Scope of NABL Accreditation”. NABL offers accreditation services in a non-discriminatory manner. These services are accessible to all testing including medical and calibration laboratories, proficiency testing providers and reference material producers in India and other countries in the region, regardless of the size of the applicant CAB or its membership of any association or group or number of CABs already accredited by NABL. NABL has established its accreditation system in accordance with ISO/ IEC 17011: 2004 „Conformity Assessment – General requirements for Accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies”. NABL accreditation system also takes note of the requirements of Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs) of which NABL is a member. NABL publishes documents for the CABs, Assessors and its own use. A list of NABL documents is given at the end of this document. All NABL documents meant for the use by persons outside NABL, are available on NABL website www.nabl-india.org, free of cost.
Benefits of NABL Certification:
Formal acknowledgment of capability of a research center by an Accreditation body as per global models enjoys many benefits:
The advantages of capability testing are generally perceived. These include:
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