The AOAC Research Institute (RI) was incorporated in 1991 as a wholly owned subsidiary of AOAC INTERNATIONAL. The RI serves as an independent, third-party, nongovernment administrator of AOAC conformity assessment programs including the AOAC Performance Tested MethodsSM (PTM). Other complementary products and services include validation protocol development and RI Contributing Membership.
The PTM program offers certification as an endpoint for method evaluation or as an entry to method validation for programs requiring increased confidence and method reproducibility information. The methods published in the Official Methods of Analysis of AOAC INTERNATIONAL
and the methods certified as Performance TestedSM
are published with their manuscripts in the Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL