In 1972, the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS) was founded as a Federation of member organizations for the exchange of ideas at the forefront of analytical sciences. The objective of FACSS is to provide an international forum in which representatives of academic, industrial, and government institutions, from diverse scientific disciplines, can participate and cooperate in an effort to confront the challenges of complex analytical problems and share their knowledge.

The Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS) is a non-profit organization which is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the United States IRS tax code.