SYKE provides services, publications and training for researchers, experts, decision-makers and companies. The profiency tests for laboratories, for example, are widely used by laboratories from around the world. Thanks to the international co-operation, our services and data have a global impact.
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SYKE is the national environmental reference laboratory in Finland
SYKE is the national environmental reference laboratory appointed by the Ministry of the Environment in Finland already since 2001. The tasks of the reference laboratory include the support to the authorities as well as to the research and surveillance laboratories and institutes. The aim is to ensure the production of reliable and comparable results that are qualitatively fit for purpose.
SYKE provides external quality control and training for chemical and biological testing and sampling activities and takes part in the national and international method standardization. The expertise of the reference laboratory is exploited also in the development of new analytical methods, in legislative preparation and in international projects.