First laboratory in continental Europe obtains BASES Accreditation

29th June 2018

The Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre, SWSRC, which is part of Mid Sweden University, has attained BASES Laboratory Accreditation after completing the assessment process during the Spring. Dr Kerry McGawley, Director of the Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre, said, “This represents a valuable quality assurance from a well-established organisation specialising in sport sciences. We have learnt a lot through the accreditation process and have improved a number of our working practices, which will lead to even better procedures in the future.”

Dr Keith Tolfrey FBASES, Chair of BASES, states, “I am delighted to announce that the Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre, under the directorship of Dr Kerry McGawley, is the first laboratory outside of the British Isles to receive BASES Accreditation. This is a momentous occasion in BASES’ history and one that gives me great pride as the present Chair. I take this opportunity to thank Dr Charlie Pedlar, who was instrumental in working with our colleagues in Sweden to complete the process.”

BASES Laboratory Accreditation is a quality assurance process that provides clients and service purchasers with a means of confirming the appropriateness of a laboratory to conduct physiological testing. The accreditation process uses a written submission from the laboratory together with a detailed inspection visit to assess the appropriateness of the laboratory’s facilities, equipment, procedures and staffing.

There are currently around 20 BASES accredited laboratories in the British Isles, including those from the English & Welsh Institutes of Sport, a number of Universities and Premier League Football Club, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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BASES stands for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.

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