NACD Course (8 days)
Course on National Authorities and Chemical Databases. The duties of national authorities (for the CWC) are discussed: legislative issues concerning the national implementation of the CWC, collection of data, declarations and inspections. The end of the course concentrates on different sources, where data useful for the national authorities can be found.
Requirements: Post at or Close contact with the National Authority for the CWC
SIR Course (3 weeks)
Course on the Spectral Interpretation and Reporting of Chemicals related to the Chemical Weapons Convention in the framework of OPCW proficiency testing guides participants through current methods and common problems in sample preparation, gas chromatography, and gas chromatography– - mass spectrometry. The aim of the course is to prepare the trainees for the participation of the OPCW proficiency testing program, as well as follow guidelines from EU or other customers. The course will be a mixture of lectures, hands-on training and reporting.
Requirements: Basic knowledge of gas chromatography and mass spectrometry techniques.
CW-LSE courses (2 weeks each)
CW-LSE courses on LC-MS, NMR, Laboratory Quality Assurance and Quantitative Mass spectrometry, Laboratory Skills Enhancement for the Analysis of Chemicals Related to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CW-LSE) courses are a series of two-week courses with similar structure and aim in the different aspects related to the chemical weapons analysis. The basic idea of the CW-LSE courses is to give thorough training on certain topic already partially familiar to the participants. The courses consist of lectures on theory and practice, demonstrations, exercises, maintenance of the equipment and often a test to show the level of the learning. The focus is on the hand-on training.
Fellowship (3 to 6 months)
A CWC-related project work at VERIFIN under the OPCW Fellowship support program. The actual subject of the project will be agreed on by the intern and VERIFIN.