Part I (April 11, 2019) and Part II (April 25, 2019): These two 2 hour sessions on Software Verification and Validation will focus on the use of Microsoft Excel in calibration laboratories and examine the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 requirements related to software. Part I will provide guidance and resources for ensuring software quality assurance, documenting evidence of verification and validation, and provide the tools for ongoing software evaluation. Successful completion will require a laboratory assignment and submission of post-work, with Part II including group review and feedback on student validations that are submitted.
At the end of this session, using notes and reference materials, you will be able to:
Handouts and Slides; Procedure, Procedure Appendix: Form A, Software Inventory
Working knowledge of Excel with applications in metrology is essential.
Pre-work must be completed prior to the webinar.
Submit a copy of a Laboratory Software Inventory, and evidence of a Form A completion of a laboratory spreadsheet (submit the completed Form A and a copy of the spreadsheet that is evaluated; include the procedure if it is not a NIST SOP.) It is expected that the post-work will take 3 to 5 hours of additional time. The follow up web session to review group post-work is Session II on April 25.
Post-work must be submitted to the instructor by April 18, 2019.
Completion includes completing pre-work assignment, full attendance and participation in the session activities and discussion, submission of course post-work assignments (notes, inventory, spreadsheet and its assessment) and participation in the follow up review session.
Laboratory personnel who have responsibilities for designing, validating, and/or improving the Excel spreadsheets used in their laboratory. For application to alternative software programs, contact the Instructor before registering. This course is available for non-weights and measures participants.
The current fee for webinars is $249 and confirmed participants will be provided with instructions to make a payment. Registration fees for State weights and measures regulatory officials and metrologists are funded by NIST OWM. The due date for payment is March 29, 2019.
Office of Weights and Measures
Phone: (301) 975 - 4014
Email: g.harris [at] nist.gov
The webinar will be a live stream, so participants must have a constant connection during the webinar (hard-wired is preferred).
1. Operating System (browser) configurations:
2. Media players
3. Optional: If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:
NIST / Office of Weights and Measures