EVISA is an association (following French legislation, Loi du 1er juillet 1901) of institutional members, interested in the promotion of speciation analysis. The establishment of EVISA has been funded by the EU under the “GROWTH” programme (G7RT-CT-2002-05112).
The principle aim of the European Virtual Institute for Speciation Analysis is to facilitate the transfer of the knowledge collected within the “Speciation Scientific Community” to potential users.
The Virtual Institute provides the infrastructure in form of modern IT technology to empower its partners for effective cooperation, promoting the collection, reviewing, discussion of information and knowledge related to chemical speciation analysis.
The web portal of the Virtual Institute is the primary information source for all those, seeking information about chemical species and their determination. In order to fulfil its mission, EVISA provides different services, meant to
- promote the dissemination of information and knowledge towards industry and formulate new requirements as a feed-back from industrial demands,
- help industry to install speciation related solutions fit-for-purpose to solve real world issues,
- enhance the discussion between analytical scientists,
- improve the interdisciplinary cooperation between scientists from different fields, such as toxicology, biology, medicine, nutritional science, earth sciences, environmental sciences,
- improve the quality and traceability of speciation analysis by performing different quality related actions,
- improve the education of analytical scientists for speciation analysis and quality assurance related to speciation,
- enhance the visibility of speciation related science towards policy and rule makers by adding the European dimension,
- inform policy and rule makers about the state-of-the-art of the current academic knowledge to facilitate the establishment of most effective legislation considering the characteristics of element species,
- act as a promoter of new research strategies emerging from the realisation of speciation demands in industrial, food, health, and environmental issues.