The primary objective of the Group is to extend the knowledge, understanding and application of all aspects of automated analytical and process chemistry. This includes the use of information technology to acquire and manage analytical data, to administer laboratory operations and to process and store derived management information.
The role of the Group is to provide a forum for the discussion of those aspects of analytical methodology which use, or could usefully benefit from, automation to:
- control the analytical process
- convert the data produced into meaningful information
- manage its subsequent storage or transmission to the point of use.
The scope of these activities covers both laboratory and process applications.