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Certification of Analytical Chemists and Laboratories

The National Registry of Certified Chemists (NRCC) is cosponsored by the American Chemical Society and other organizations in the clinical, environmental, and forensic disciplines. It offers certification examinations for Environmental Analytical Chemist, Environmental Analytical Technician, Clinical Chemist, Clincal Chemist Technologist, Toxicological Chemist, and Chemical Hygiene Officer. The examinations are offered at a variety of sites, including ACS National Meetings.


The Chemical Abstracts Service can be contacted at the CAS Web Server

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides access to its Environmental Test Methods and Guidelines

Fundamental constants are available in a database at the  National Institute of Standards and Technology

The X-Ray World Wide Web Server at Uppsala University has several databases of information on x-ray emission, absorption, scattering, electron binding energies, as well as historical information.

Many databases with biological or biochemical information are managed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).

The Protein Data Bank of the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics offers access to three-dimensional structures of biological macromolecules, provide a wealth of resources for using the information they contain in creative ways, and have links to many other resources of potential interest to many analytical scientists.

The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre accesses data on small-to-medium sized molecules.

Several databases provide access to genomic information, a field to which analytical chemistry is making major contributions. Most of the databases provide general information on their home pages for the newcomer to the field. Among the sources of databases are:

BioMagResBank, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

The SWISS-PROT Database of information on Proteins at the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics


Resource Centers

The Analytical Chemistry Springboard a comprehensive compilation of links to all kinds of resources for analytical chemistry, maintained by Prof. Knut Irgum, University of Umea, Sweden. A second source of resources is the analytical chemistry Linkcenter at the University of Potsdam, Germany.


High Performance Computing Centers:

Instrumentation Resources:

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