The process for making a NIST Standard Reference Material involves a program of ongoing research followed by specific development and production steps. The decision to address a measurement problem involves consideration of the size of the intended user community, the match to NIST s mission, and the economics of recovering production costs. We describe these considerations here as they apply to all SRM projects. A specific example related to the application of an SRM to forensic science is also described; namely, the development of a new SRM for calibrating systems that measure and match bullet marking signatures.
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