EMQN is a not-for-profit, self-funding organisation. We recognise the financial constraints being imposed upon many laboratories and therefore we keep our participation fees as low as possible.
Sometimes we receive sponsorship from a third party (for example AstraZeneca) to cover the costs of laboratory participation in an EQA scheme. When this happens, this is clearly documented in the scheme catalogue and the scheme cost is discounted accordingly from the laboratory’s invoice after the scheme registration process has finished.
Laboratories based within the European Union (EU) must supply their VAT/Tax number so the UK 20% charge is not applied to the invoice. All laboratories based out-with the EU will not be charged any VAT/ Tax. If you require any further information then please contact the EMQN office.