Resolution 7 of the 22nd CGPM (2003)

Involvement of national metrology institutes in the complete range of work of the Metre Convention

The 22nd General Conference,


  • the importance of the subject matter covered by the terms of reference of the Consultative Committees,
  • the location of many national centres of expertise in the relevant disciplines in specialized institutes outside the national metrology institutes,
  • the desirability of ensuring the maximum possible participation of national metrology institutes and other designated institutes in key comparisons in these areas,

noting that the official notification of changes to the list of designated institutes in Appendix A of the CIPM Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) is transmitted to the International Bureau of Weights and Measures through the signatory national metrology institute,


  • that Governments or appropriate official authorities of the Member States of the Metre Convention make appropriate arrangements to associate (or link) the activities and facilities of these other national centres of expertise to the national metrology institute by designating them under the CIPM MRA so that they can participate in the activities defined by the MRA, and
  • that these facilities be used to provide services for industrial, scientific, medical and other organizations that require or would benefit from calibration results that are traceable to the International System of Units.

DOI : 10.59161/CGPM2003RES7E

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

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