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Danièle Roudil, Coordinator of INSIDER
Word from the Coordinator
 
Dear Reader,
 
The last few months have been marked by an unexpected experience of a magnitude never before known in the history of humanity. The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting standards of lockdown behaviour have shaken up the operating methods we had known until recently.

For the INSIDER project, all the experimental phases conducted in European partner laboratories have undergone a major impact as they 
 
have had to interrupt all their analytical activities. The deadlines for the delivery of the results, their statistical processing and their written synthesis are therefore delayed by several months. This pandemic outbreak has also led to the stopping of transport and the postponement of many training courses as well as scientific events.
All these delays will have an impact on the final drafting of the methodological guides.

A new and updated project planning, described in a specific amendment, will thus be submitted to ask for an extension of the project duration for several months, but before the end of 2021.

Nevertheless, this delay will allow us to associate the final workshop of the project with the international conference DEM 2021, as one of its side events. This workshop will be held in Avignon (France) on the 10th of June, just one day after the conference. In agreement with the members of the End-User Group (EUG), a change of focus towards the circular economy is currently being discussed.

  
I hope that you will enjoy this third newsletter, and will not hesitate to get in touch with us, either through our website, or Twitter and LinkedIn.

Danièle Roudil
President of the Commission for the Establishment of Analytical Methods (CETAMA), at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA).
 
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