– the intergovernmental organization through which Member States act together
     on matters related to measurement science and measurement standards.
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2017 "Sound beginning in the CIPM MRA" course

The "Sound beginning in the CIPM MRA" course is aimed at technical staff (those responsible for metrology service development and/or quality systems) from NMIs that have signed the CIPM MRA but not yet submitted CMCs (or are early in the process). Training will aim to help debutant NMIs achieve 'right first time' submissions into the CMC peer review system. Training will also give a deeper understanding of the global quality infrastructure and the role of its key elements. A session on priority setting will provide participants with a tool to set relevant metrology goals for their NMIs. This will help both optimize the NMI success rates and minimize the burden on the wider community that will conduct the reviews.


  • Application process:
    • The application period for the course has now closed.
      Candidates have been selected and notified of their placement in the course.

  • Programme:

  • Financial support:
    • The course is fully funded by NIST. Support is available for selected applicants covering course participation, air fare, hotel costs and subsistence allowance.

  • Course dates:
    • 13-24 November 2017, at the BIPM.

BIPM CB&KT programme