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2019 CBKT course: "Optimizing the CIPM MRA - the KCDB 2.0"

In order for the global metrology system to continue to improve, whilst underpinning its long-term sustainability, it is necessary to operate the technical framework - the CIPM MRA - as effectively as possible. This can be achieved by optimizing the necessary competences of those experts that operate the CMC review processes through the use of KCDB tools.

The 2019 "Optimizing the CIPM MRA - the KCDB 2.0" course is designed to equip RMO TC/WG Chairs and TC/WG members (it is aimed at those who actually coordinate the review and act as reviewers) with the necessary knowledge to use the 'optimized' CIPM MRA and the KCDB 2.0.

The course content is designed to deliver appropriate information on implementing outcomes of the CIPM MRA review; the new approaches that are aimed at increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of the CIPM MRA processes; and the technical tools of the KCDB 2.0 that support these mechanisms. Improved understanding of these elements will ensure that those who operate the CIPM MRA CMC review processes will not have to learn by 'trial and error'.


  • Course dates:
    • 4-8 November 2019, at the BIPM.

  • Application process:
    • Applications are closed.

      Online application form

      Candidates will be prioritized in consultation with their RMOs. All candidates will be notified of their status by 16 September 2019. Selected candidates will be asked for further information.

  • Programme highlights:

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

BIPM CB&KT programme