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The Council For Near-Infrared Spectroscopy
The council is an organization whose primary objective is to advance and disseminate knowledge and information concerning the art and science of near-infrared spectroscopy and other allied sciences.  The Council For Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (CNIRS) is a technical affiliate of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy.

The council sponsors many activities throughout the year, including the International Diffuse Reflectance Conference (IDRC) in Chambersburg Pennsylvania. 
Registration for the conference is open!  Discounts for early registration end on July 7,2014.

The Software Shootout data has been posted. Please check the Shootout page for event details and data download.

The 2014 short course line up has been announced.  See the conference short course page for more details or download a pdf version of the course announcement.
The IDRC 2014 program has been updated - just click on the IDRC tab from the home page and then the program button on the left side.

Click here to view the conference announcement.
  The Board of the Council for NIR Spectroscopy is saddened to report that our friend and colleague Dr. Károly Kaffka has passed on.  He is fondly remembered as an eager participant in many of the IDRC meetings in Chambersburg.  In addition, he was happy to share his techniques in qualitative analysis of food samples, as well as an entrepreneur in the engineering of NIR instruments.

His family has indicated that he died after a wonderful and fulfilled life, after a short illness, in his 87th year, on June 16, 2014.  Funeral services will be performed at the Heart of Jesus Church (Mária utca 25, H-1085 Budapest) on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 4:00 pm.  Condolences may be sent to:    Dr. Kaffka Károlyne, Petzvál J. u. 23/b, H-1119 Budapest, Hungary.



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