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CBRNE related testing and certification facilities - A networking strategy to strengthen cooperation and knowledge exchange within Europe (CREATIF)
Start date: Feb 1, 2009, End date: Jul 31, 2011 PROJECT  FINISHED 

In the 30-month project CREATIF a network of testing facilities for security related products and services focused to CBRNE detection will be established. This network is dedicated to provide a communication platform for technology users and decision makers, providers and testers to discuss the future development of testing and to support user decisions and industry product / service development. All these stakeholders are invited to become members of the network and exchange their views and knowledge: testing facilities can publish information about their expertise and testing capabilities / facilities in a database on testing facilities within EU-27, an advisory board of end-users and industrial experts will be established to integrate their point of view into project deliverables and topical workshops. In these workshops specific themes in the field of certification and testing of CBRNE detection equipment will be discussed. Proceedings will be compiled to distribute the outcome of discussions and present information to a wide audience. CREATIF will ensure a careful examination of existing testing protocols and relevant standards to suggest harmonization of testing in the field of CBRNE detection both on a geographic scale within EU-27 and on a technical level. This will allow quality assurance and comparability of testing results. Possibilities to amend testing protocols by covering human factors and operational / scenario based testing will be suggested. Additional deliverables of the network will be a roadmap for a European certification system for CBRNE detection products & services and a concept on the continuation of the CREATIF network as an autonomous body after the end of the funded project. Based upon the experience of network building within well-focused groups of testing experts related to C/B/RN/E detection, CREATIF will suggest a generic strategy for expanding the network further to security related products & services.
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