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CIRI Announces Dates and Location of 2019 Cleaning Science Symposium



The Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI) is excited to announce that the 2019 CIRI Science Symposium will be held July 15-17 at Miami University in Oxford, OH. The theme for the 2019 symposium is “Connecting Research to Practice.”


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CIRI Announces Science Advisory Council


The Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI) is pleased to introduce CIRI’s newly updated Science Advisory Council (SAC), which consists of a virtual who’s who of leading scientists and researchers serving the cleaning and disaster restoration industries. Steven M. Spivak, Ph.D. serves as the SAC chair. He is joined by Eugene C. Cole, Dr.PH, Richard Shaughnessy, Ph.D, Greg Whiteley, Ph.D, Ralph Moon, Ph.D and John Richter, MSME.


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“Only science can see.”

For the Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI) it is just that simple.


CIRI’s strong belief in this credo represents a major shift in how the cleaning industry views the future. It also emphasizes the need for high performance cleaning for health, hygiene and appearance.

Evidence shows that cleaning service personnel — no matter how well trained — cannot determine a surface’s cleanliness simply by visually inspecting it. Only science-based cleaning standards can make that determination and CIRI hopes to lead the way in establishing those standards. The Institute is laying the groundwork for developing the basic science for measuring and establishing methods for quantifying clean. A task force has been appointed to assist in these endeavors. Account Registration

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