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Co-Operation in Publicly Funded Reference Material Production Meeting Report



Steven J. Choquette, Hakan Emteborg, Doris florian, Stephen Ellison, Lindsay Mackay, Pearse McCarron


The meeting was organized by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, and held at the JRC-Geel site on 22-23 February, 2018. It was a follow-up of a similar meeting held in 2009. The objective of the meeting was to exchange information about ongoing publicly funded reference material (RM) production, identify areas of interest for future specific RMs, including Certified Reference Material (CRM) developments, investigate potential areas of collaboration, and to identify areas which may be of a lower importance in the future for a specific RM-producer. The benefit of exchanging such information is to avoid duplication of efforts in RM production, make better use of public funds by potentially matching competencies, and to address problems that are common to publicly funded RM-producers. Attendees included representatives of the following organisations: Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung (BAM), Germany; IAEA Environment Laboratories , Monaco; the Joint Research Centre (JRC), Belgium (formerly IRMM); the Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS), South Korea; LGC, United Kingdom, the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), USA; the National Measurement Institute of Australia (NMIA), Australia; the National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA), South Africa; and the National Research Council Canada (NRCC), Canada. Attendees participated physically or via videoconference.
Accreditation and Quality Assurance


Reference Materials, National Metrology Institutes


Choquette, S. , Emteborg, H. , florian, D. , Ellison, S. , Mackay, L. and McCarron, P. (2018), Co-Operation in Publicly Funded Reference Material Production Meeting Report, Accreditation and Quality Assurance, [online], (Accessed May 21, 2024)


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Created October 11, 2018, Updated September 23, 2020