EuCheMS Award for Service – call for nominations open !

The call for nominating who you believe should be awarded the EuCheMS Award for Service is now open! Make sure to submit your nomination before 31May 2018.

The EuCheMS Award for Service acknowledges outstanding commitment with regard to fostering chemistry in Europe and the goals of EuCheMS. This can range from recognised services to EuCheMS, to activities in governmental, non-governmental or funding organisations, publicity-related activities, and more.

New law enforcement on data protection – new administrative measures at EuCheMS

After a two-year transition period, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) approved on 14 April 2016 will be enforced on 25 May 2018. The regulation, aimed at harmonising the right to data protection and privacy within the EU, provides a comprehensive legal framework for processing personal data. It also addresses the exportation of personal data outside the EU. The GDPR replaces Directive 95/46/EC.

EuCheMS internal management already complies to a high extent with the new standards set by the regulation. A few new measures are currently being implemented so that EuCheMS fully adheres to the GDPR. This includes, amongst others, appointing a Data Protection Officer responsible for data protection matters at EuCheMS, drafting the data register – a book of procedures related to data treatment, and most of all, improving the communication with data subjects. The latter is the answer to the seemingly most crucial issue raised by the regulation: unambiguous, free, informed consent. In practice this means informing data subjects in an intelligible and easily accessible form about the legal basis for data treatment, duration of data conservation, whether the data treatment takes place out of EU, as well as about the possibility of lodging a complaint.

Marta Kucza
EuCheMS Administrative Assistant

Dr Capriotti is awarded the EuCheMS Lecture Award

Doctor Anna Laura Capriotti has been awarded the EuCheMS Lecture Award 2017. Awarded on a yearly basis, the Lecture Award aims to reward the significant achievements of a junior scientist. Moreover, the winner is given the opportunity of giving a lecture at a major EuCheMS event. Dr Capriotti was commended for her significant contributions to the field of analytical chemistry and separation science.

A message from the 7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress 2018 sponsors

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