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.

DOI : 10.59161/CIPM1992REC2E

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

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