The Focused Interest Group on MicroAnalytical Standards (FIGMAS) aims to catalog and create new standards and reference materials (S-RM) to be used by microanalysts. It is the first group to have been created and approved with the support of both the MicroAnalysis Society (MAS) and the Microscopy Society of America (MSA).

This FIG was initially created by Julien M. Allaz (University of Colorado Boulder), Owen K. Neill (Washington State University) and myself (Anette von der Handt, University of Minnesota).

The core activity is a web database that collects and stores information on available S-RM. We recently added a web forum to further facilitate discussions about all S-RM aspects.

More on FIGMAS can be found here