If you are not part of the CSITC Round Trials now, please register for 2023.

The 2023-1 Round Trial under the auspices of the Task Force on Commercial Standardization of Instrument Testing of Cotton (CSITC Task Force) was conducted during the 1st quarter of 2023, and results were sent out on March 17th.

57 testing facilities from all continents submitted results for in sum 90 instruments.

For each laboratory, an overall evaluation result (OER) is calculated, which shows the overall deviations from the reference values for all samples and all properties.

The Overall Evaluation Result (OER) is this time 0.335, which confirms the very good level of the laboratories, which is visible since 2019 - after all the given improvements from 2008 to 2018.

Round Trials serve to improve cotton instrument testing worldwide by providing detailed, confidential, diagnostic results to each participating laboratory. Participating labs do not receive pass/fail results, but a detailed analysis of their results and deviations from the reference values, which helps the laboratories to improve.

Information about CSITC and a general summary of Round Trial results (information for individual laboratories is confidential) are available on this web site csitc.org --> CSITC Round Trials --> Round Trial Results. Any other general information can be found on icac.org.

The organizers of the Round Trial (ICAC, Faserinstitut Bremen and USDA-AMS) are continuing their work on the Round Trials and laboratory participation. Every testing facility can join this activity at any quarter of the year. For this, please contact the ICAC secretariat for your participation (csitcsecretariat@icac.org or miriam@icac.org). Participation cost is 325 USD per Round Trial (including up to 4 instruments), or 1300 USD for a complete year. Registration is open all year, but the earlier you register, the earlier you can compare your results to more than 100 instruments worldwide.

Join the CSITC Round Trials if you want to be part of this success story!