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NVLAP Partnerships With NIST Technical Units



Hazel M. Richmond, C D. Faison


This report provides NIST managers with an overview of the range and types of technical partnerships between Technology Services' National Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) and NIST Technical Units. It provides a description of NVLAP programs, and analyzes growth trends in specific programs. The report also provides information on NVLAP partnerships with other government agencies and with the private sector, and reports on partnerships, both by field of accreditation, and by NIST Laboratory Division. Finally, the report identifies implications of these trends for the NIST Laboratories, as well as for NVLAP. The data and analyses presented are intended to inform managers in NIST Technical Units about trends in the NVLAP program and to provide information that can assist them in their own technical, business and policy planning activities. As demands for laboratory accreditation services change in response to market and legislative needs, it is hoped that new and stronger partnerships can be achieved for the mutual benefit of NIST Laboratory staffs and NVLAP.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6988
Report Number


calibration laboratories, field of accreditation, laboratory accreditation, measurements, NVLAP partnerships, proficiency testing, standards, testing laboratories, traceability


Richmond, H. and Faison, C. (2003), NVLAP Partnerships With NIST Technical Units, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed July 15, 2024)


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Created March 1, 2003, Updated October 16, 2008