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University of Helsinki VERIFIN - Finnish Institute for Verification of the Chemical Weapons Convention
Main activities
Contact Information:
A. I. Virtasen aukio 1 (P.O. Box 55)
Department of Chemistry
FI-00014 University of Helsinki
tel. +358 9 191 50443
fax +358 9 191 50437
E-mail (generic)


The main activities at VERIFIN include:

  • Research and post-graduate teaching
  • Development of analytical methods for Chemical Warfare Agents (CWA), their starting materials and degradation products
  • Acting as the National Authority of Finland for the Chemical Weapons Convention
  • Tasks defined by the Ministry for the Foreign Affairs of Finland
  • Assistance to the Organisation for the Prohibition of the Chemical Weapons, OPCW, and the United Nations
  • Training for chemists from developing countries based on research and experience on the Chemical Weapons convention (CWC)