Recommendation 2 of the 81st CIPM (1992)

The need for long-term metrological research

The Comité International 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 frequently needs to be carried out weIl 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 weIl as to meet the more immediate needs of measurement services;
  • keep the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures infonned as to the results of the work related to fundamental metrology.

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

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