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     on matters related to measurement science and measurement standards.
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Consultative Committee for Amount of Substance: Metrology in Chemistry and Biology (CCQM)
The CCQM is responsible for developing, improving and documenting the equivalence of national standards (certified reference materials and reference methods) for chemical and biological measurements. It advises the CIPM on matters related to chemical and biological measurements including advice on the BIPM scientific programme activities.

The responsibilities of the CCQM are:

  1. to establish global comparability of measurement results through promoting traceability to the SI, and where traceability to the SI is not yet feasible, to other internationally agreed references;
  2. to contribute to the establishment of a globally recognized system of national measurement standards, methods and facilities for chemical and biological measurements;
  3. to contribute to the implementation and maintenance of the CIPM MRA with respect to chemical and biological measurements;
  4. to review and advise the CIPM on the uncertainties of the BIPM's calibration and measurement services as published on the BIPM website;
  5. to act as a forum for the exchange of information about the research and measurement service delivery programmes and other technical activities of the CC members and observers, thereby creating new opportunities for collaboration.

 
President:
Dr W.E. May
Associate Director for Laboratory Programs and Principle Deputy
Vice-President of the CIPM
National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States Department of Commerce
United States
 
 
Executive Secretary:
Dr R. Wielgosz
Director of the Chemistry Department
Bureau International des Poids et Mesures
France

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President:    Dr W.E. May
Associate Director for Laboratory Programs and Principle Deputy
Vice-President of the CIPM
National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States Department of Commerce
United States
Executive Secretary:    Dr R. Wielgosz
Director of the Chemistry Department
Bureau International des Poids et Mesures
France
Member(s):  
  • Centro Nacional de Metrología [CENAM], Querétaro, Qro
  • D.I. Mendeleyev Institute for Metrology [VNIIM], St Petersburg
  • Danish Fundamental Metrology Ltd [DFM], Lyngby
  • Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing/Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung [BAM], Berlin
  • Federal Institute of Metrology METAS [METAS], Bern-Wabern
  • Health Sciences Authority [HSA], Singapore
  • Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements [IRMM], Geel
  • Instituto Nacional de Metrologia, Qualidade e Tecnologia [INMETRO], Rio de Janeiro
  • International Atomic Energy Agency [IAEA], Vienna
  • International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine [IFCC]
  • International Organization for Standardization, Committee on Reference Materials [ISO REMCO], Geneva
  • International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry [IUPAC]
  • Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica [INRIM], Turin
  • Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science [KRISS], Daejeon
  • Laboratoire National de Métrologie et d'Essais [LNE], Paris
  • Laboratory of the Government Chemist [LGC Ltd], Teddington
  • National Institute of Metrology [NIM], Beijing
  • National Institute of Metrology (Thailand) [NIMT], Pathumthani
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology [NIST], Gaithersburg
  • National Measurement Institute, Australia [NMIA], Lindfield
  • National Metrology Institute of Japan, AIST [NMIJ/AIST], Tsukuba
  • National Metrology Institute of South Africa [NMISA], Pretoria
  • National Metrology Institute of Turkey [UME], Gebze-Kocaeli
  • National Physical Laboratory [NPL], Teddington
  • National Research Council of Canada [NRC], Ottawa, Ontario
  • Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt [PTB], Braunschweig
  • Slovak Institute of Metrology/Slovenský Metrologický Ústav [SMU], Bratislava
  • State Laboratory [SL], Co. Kildare
  • Technical Research Institute of Sweden [SP], Borås
  • VSL [VSL], Delft
  • Official observer(s):   
  • Agency for Science, Technology and Research [A*STAR], Singapore
  • Bulgarian Institute of Metrology [BIM], Sofia
  • Central Office of Measures/Główny Urząd Miar [GUM], Warsaw
  • Centro Español de Metrología [CEM], Madrid
  • Cooperation on International Traceability in Analytical Chemistry [CITAC], Trappes
  • Hong Kong Government Laboratory [GLHK], Kowloon
  • Hungarian Trade Licensing Office [MKEH], Budapest
  • Instituto Português da Qualidade [IPQ], Caparica
  • National Physical Laboratory of India [NPLI], New Delhi
  • National Physical Laboratory of Israel [INPL], Jerusalem
  • Note:

      The Director of the BIPM is a member, ex officio, of all Consultative Committees.

    CCQM strategy documents: