From March 9 to 13, 2020, the CRA-W organised its 13th annual training on vibrational spectroscopy and chemometrics. The aim of this annual training is to give an overview of the theoretical and practical issues of both areas for their right application in different working areas as food and feed research, chemistry and pharma among others.
Even if this year has been a bit special due to the incidence of the COVID-19, at this 2020 session, 11 people coming from 6 different countries, and different working research institutes, companies and Universities have participated. This year, two invited speakers have participated: Tom Fearn from the University College of London and Hélène Soyeurt from the University of Liège. Pierre Dardenne was also invited but he could not manage due to the COVID-19.
The evaluation, performed after this training, has shown that the information provided at the training course matches the participant expectations. Moreover, the participants confirm that most of the information received will be implemented into their experimental work and analytical practices. The participants provided us with a positive evaluation concerning the organization, the competence of the training team to transfer the knowledge, as well as the quality and relevance of provided materials and facilities. This encourages us to continue with the organization of this training in next years.