To Validate or to Verify, that is the Question

Monday, March 29, 2021

Validation and/or verification of methods enables us to demonstrate that the analytical methods are suitable for use and helps ensure that results are accurate, valid and reliable. But what is the difference between a validation and a verification? When does ISO/IEC 17025 require a validation vs. a verification? To find out the answers to these questions, join us for this free webinar on the verification and validation of analytical methods as it Applies to ISO/IEC 17025.


  1. Learn the ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO/IEC 17020 requirements for validation and verification
  2. Learn the difference between validation versus verification
  3. Know when each should be used


Emma Dutton, an instructional designer for ANAB, has provided instruction on a variety of conformity assessment topics to the forensic community since 2013. Prior to joining ANAB, she spent more than 11 years as a quality assurance manager in a forensic laboratory. Her portfolio includes 12 years conducting research and development in the pharmaceuticals and biotechnology industries and teaching biology as an adjunct professor.