– the intergovernmental organization through which Member States act together
     on matters related to measurement science and measurement standards.
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BIPM News:
Work by the NMIs to support the fight against COVID-19. A repository of actions The CIPM President has asked NMIs to share examples of how their work is supporting the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The responses received are listed in a dedicated 'Metrology in the fight against Covid-19' repository. Ensuring the reliability of measurements in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: CCQM Webinar and JCTLM Special Edition Newsletter, July 2020 A special edition JCTLM Newsletter focusing on reliability of measurements in COVID-19 diagnostics has been published, and summarizes submitted articles from JCTLM Members and Stakeholders. The BIPM and ITU formalized their long-standing cooperation through the signature of an MoU The BIPM-ITU Memorandum of Understanding was signed electronically by Dr Wynand Louw, President of the CIPM on 29 June 2020, and by Mr Mario Maniewizc, Director of ITU Radiocommunication Bureau on 30 June 2020. BIPM CBKT Programme goes virtual The BIPM CBKT Programme launched its "Remote learning support" initiative in May 2020 with the delivery of its first online short course for RMOs (COOMET) and its first online technical exchange for CMC writers (Q/A sessions).
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The BIPM's mission and role:

  • Our vision is to be universally recognized as the world focus for the international system of measurement.

  • Our mission is to work with the NMIs of our Member States, the RMOs and strategic partners world-wide and to use the BIPM's international and impartial status to promote and advance the global comparability of measurements.