Resolution 3 of the 20th CGPM (1995)

The need for long-term metrological research

The 20th Conférence Générale des Poids et Mesures,


  • the continual increase in demand for accurate and efficient measurement in science, technology and international trade,
  • that the development of improved measurement standards and techniques needs to be carried out well in advance of their application in science and industry,
  • that these developments can only take place on the basis of a solid foundation of long-term metrological research closely linked to advances in science,

recommends that national laboratories

  • continue to undertake long-term metrological research as well as meeting the more immediate requirements of measurement services and
  • keep the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures informed as to the results of the work related to fundamental metrology.

DOI : 10.59161/CGPM1995RES3E

The reader should note that the official version of this Resolution is the French text

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