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Extension of BIPM-TÜBİTAK UME joint initiative

The BIPM is delighted to extend the collaborative initiative BIPM–TÜBİTAK UME Project Placements for two more cycles in 2024 and 2025, following the success of the previous six cycles. Applications for the seventh cycle (2024) are open until 28 April 2024, and successful applicants will be notified by 31 May 2024. The training sessions are set to commence on 2 September 2024.

This joint initiative by the BIPM and the National Metrology Institute of Türkiye (TÜBİTAK UME) offers metrologists the chance to explore specific subjects of interest within TÜBİTAK UME’s laboratories. The programme allows participants to increase their understanding of the CIPM MRA mechanisms through e-learning training and seminars led by experts from both institutions. The successful participants will benefit from professional development opportunities and the the contacts made during the training will form the basis of future collaborations.

The initiative has hosted fifty-six metrologists from thirty-one national metrology institutes, representing all regional metrology organizations since its launch in 2018. Each cycle, which lasts from 1 to 3 months at the TÜBİTAK UME laboratories, covers diverse activities tailored to individual needs. These activities span a wide spectrum, from reducing measurement uncertainties to refining measurement methods and contributing to research activities. Feedback from participants highlights the value of these placements in advancing both theoretical and practical metrological knowledge.

The BIPM extends its sincere gratitude to TÜBİTAK UME (Türkiye) for their invaluable contributions to the BIPM Capacity Building and Knowledge Transfer (CBKT) programme.

We successfully concluded the 6th cycle of the BIPM-TÜBİTAK UME Project Placement Programme with ten participants from ten different countries by December 2023. We are delighted with the collaborative efforts suggested by TÜBİTAK UME researchers and the programme’s participants. Our pride lies in the continuous evolution of our services, progressing from basic training to more sophisticated on-the-job training concepts. This involves participants in advanced experimental work on cutting-edge subjects. The positive feedback received has heightened our motivation, reinforcing our belief in the impact of our efforts on the global metrological system.

Quote from Prof. Dr. Mustafa ÇETİNTAŞ, Director of TÜBİTAK UME.