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     on matters related to measurement science and measurement standards.
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BIPM News:
Reference measurement systems for novel biomarkers Methods developed at the BIPM for characterizing primary calibrators for the measurement of hepcidin, a major iron metabolism regulator, have been published in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. André Allisy (1924-2017) It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Professor André Allisy on 22 February 2017. 2017 BIPM-EURAMET "TC Leadership" course Eighteen participants from 12 EURAMET member countries have successfully completed the BIPM-EURAMET "TC Leadership" course. The training they received will enable them to become more effective in their involvement in the CIPM MRA. It will also allow them to make personal contributions in their possible future work as Technical Committee (TC) Chairs or in supporting the Chairs in CIPM MRA related matters. Start of Mycotoxin Metrology Knowledge Transfer secondments at the BIPM The first in a series of three-month-long Knowledge Transfer secondments to the BIPM Chemistry Department, for visiting scientists from NMIs wishing to develop mycotoxin metrology capabilities, has started. World Metrology Day 2017 "Measurements for transport" The 2017 World Metrology Day website is now live and this year's theme is "Measurements for transport". World Metrology Day is an annual celebration of the signing of the Metre Convention on 20 May 1875. 2016 "Leaders of Tomorrow" course Eighteen participants, designated by their RMOs as future leaders in the global metrology system, have completed a two-week "Leaders of Tomorrow" training course as part of the BIPM Capacity Building and Knowledge Transfer programme. The course was held on 7-18 November 2016.
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The BIPM's mission and role:

The mission of the BIPM is to ensure and promote the global comparability of measurements, including providing a coherent international system of units for:

  • Scientific discovery and innovation,
  • Industrial manufacturing and international trade,
  • Sustaining the quality of life and the global environment.

The unique role of the BIPM enables it to achieve its mission by developing the technical and organizational infrastructure of the International System of Units (SI) as the basis for the world-wide traceability of measurement results. This is achieved both through technical activities in its laboratories and through international coordination.