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Metrological Traceability Frequently Asked Questions and NIST Policy

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Author(s)

Sally Bruce, Antonio Possolo, Robert Watters

Abstract

The NIST policy on metrological traceability (NIST P 5800.00, which became effective on May 31st, 2019) is transcribed and supplemented with a review of relevant terminology and with a list of frequently asked questions and answers. This list updates and amplifies a similar list originally prepared by a team organized and led by Richard Kayser, which was published in the World Wide Web, and comprises questions about: metrological traceability in general; establishing metrological traceability; NIST and NIST's role in metrological traceability; NIST products and services; and international aspects of traceability.
Citation
Technical Note (NIST TN) - 2156
Report Number
2156

Keywords

accreditation, calibration, categorical, fitness for purpose, measurand, measurement, nominal, ordinal, qualitative property, quantitative property, reference material, standard reference data, standard reference instrument, standard reference material, traceability chain

Citation

Bruce, S. , Possolo, A. and Watters, R. (2021), Metrological Traceability Frequently Asked Questions and NIST Policy, Technical Note (NIST TN), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.TN.2156, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=932360 (Accessed September 20, 2021)
Created May 6, 2021