2024 Molecular Pathology and Technical EQA scheme registration closes in:

EQA schemes and services questionnaire

EMQN is currently reviewing the products and services it delivers to its users. The questionnaire (https://www.research.net/r/EMQN_SURVEY_2023) responses will help us to ensure that we improve our offerings and that they fit our users needs in future. Responses will be kept confidential, and respondents can choose whether to be entered into a prize draw to win an Apple iPad, and free participation in a 2024 EQA scheme of their choice.

Free Prize Draw Terms and Conditions

By entering the prize draw you are agreeing to these prize draw terms and conditions. The prize draw is being run by EMQN CIC between the 19th September to 13th October 2023.

Eligibility to enter

  1. The prize draw is open to entrants over 18 years of age who are employed by an EMQN CIC member organization.
  2. In entering the prize draw, you confirm that you are eligible to do so and eligible to claim any prize you may win.
  3. A maximum of one entry per individual is permitted.
  4. The prize draw is free to enter.

How to enter

  1. The prize draw is available to enter from 00:01 BST on the 19th September 2023 (00:01 BST) up to 23:59 BST on 13th October 2023. Entries after that time and date will not be included in the draw.
  2. To enter the prize draw simply complete the questionnaire available from (add URL)
  3. EMQN CIC will not accept responsibility if contact details provided are incomplete or inaccurate.

The prize

  1. There is on prize to be won:
    • 1x Apple iPad (see point 9 below) plus a free participation for your laboratory in a 2024 EQA scheme of your choice (see point 10 below).
  2. Apple iPad configuration is 9th generation, space grey, 64GB storage, Wi-Fi connectivity.
  3. The laboratory’s EMQN account will be credited with a voucher to allow them to purchase a 2024 EQA scheme (of their choice) for free.
  4. EMQN CIC’s use of particular brands as prizes does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement of such brands.
  5. The winner will be drawn at random.
  6. The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable and no cash alternatives will be offered.
  7. We reserve the right to substitute prizes with another prize of equal or higher value if circumstances beyond our control make it necessary to do so.
  8. The decision of EMQN CIC regarding any aspect of the prize draw is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into about it.

Winner announcement

  1. The winner will be notified after 20th October 2023 via the email provided in the questionnaire.
  2. EMQN CIC will attempt to contact the winner by email up to two times.
  3. If the winner does not respond to the emails notifying them of their win within 14 days of the second email, they will lose their right to the prize, and EMQN CIC reserves the right to choose and notify a new winner.

Receipt of the prize

  1. Please allow 28 days for delivery of the prize or alternative collection or delivery arrangements may be made through mutual agreement.

Data protection and publicity

  1. You consent to any personal information you provide in entering the prize draw being used by EMQN CIC for the purposes of administering the prize draw, and for those purposes as defined within our privacy policy (https://www.emqn.org/privacy-policy/).
  2. All entrants may apply for details of the winning participant laboratory by contacting us at office@emqn.org.
  3. The winner agrees to the release of their Laboratory name to any other prize draw participants if requested via EMQN CIC.
  4. An announcement of the winner’s Laboratory name will be made via EMQN CIC website.
  5. All personal information shall be used in accordance with our privacy policy (https://www.emqn.org/privacy-policy/).

Limitation of Liability

  1. EMQN CIC does not accept any liability for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any entrants as a result of either participating in the prize draw or being selected for a prize, save that EMQN CIC does not exclude its liability for death or personal injury as a result of its own negligence.
  2. EMQN CIC does not provide any form of practical or IT support for the prize. On receipt, all responsibilities relating to warranty and the product are that of the prize winner.


  1. EMQN CIC reserves the right to cancel the prize draw or amend these terms and conditions at any time, without prior notice.
  2. The prize draw and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

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