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Decision CIPM/110-13 (2021)

Following JCRB Recommendation JCRB/43-1 (2021), the CIPM decided to admit the regional metrology organization Gulf Association for Metrology (GULFMET) as a full member of the JCRB, with a voice and the right to vote.

Decision CIPM/110-12 (2021)

The CIPM confirmed its approval of the audited financial statements of the BIPM and of the BIPM Pension and Provident Fund which were reviewed by the CIPM Sub-Committee on Finance in June 2021. The CIPM granted the BIPM Director quietus for the 2020 exercise.

Decision CIPM/110-11 (2021)

The CIPM decided that NSC IM (Ukraine – Member State) and SCL (Hong Kong, China – Associate Economy) should become observers at the CCT.

The CIPM decided that Justervesenet (Norway – Member state) should become a member of the CCT.

Decision CIPM/110-10 (2021)

The CIPM decided to establish a Sectorial Task Group on Climate Change and Environment, as proposed by the Sub-Committee on Strategy SC1: Responding to Evolving needs for Metrology.

Dr del Campo, Dr Sené and Dr Duan were appointed as the founding members to start the group. They were encouraged to build further momentum by seeking appropriate external expert collaborations and to promote the benefits of the work of the international metrology community with the parties at future United Nations Climate Change Conferences (known as COP).

Decision CIPM/110-9 (2021)

The CIPM noted the decision taken by correspondence on 30 April 2021 that NRC (Canada) should be a member of the CCRI. Eighteen members voted in favour.

Decision CIPM/110-8 (2021)

The CIPM noted the following decision taken by correspondence on 30 April 2021.

“The CIPM approves the first edition of the CIPM Rules of Procedure and thanks Dr Richard for his work in developing and consulting on it. The CIPM requests the BIPM Secretariat to publish the CIPM Rules of Procedure and to update the Compendium accordingly”. Seventeen members voted in favour and one against.

Decision CIPM/110-7 (2021)

The CIPM noted the following decision taken by correspondence on 30 April 2021.

“Pursuant to Decision CIPM/108-33 of October 2019 the CIPM instructs the BIPM staff to inform the States that have previously been notified of accumulated arrears exceeding the six-year period, of their financial situation”. Eighteen members voted in favour.

Decision CIPM/110-6 (2021)

The CIPM noted the following decision taken by correspondence on 30 April 2021.

“Pursuant to Decision CIPM/108-34 of October 2019 the CIPM confirms, on the basis of the review by the CIPM Sub-Committee on Finance, that the data for the accumulated arrears and associated advances prepared by the BIPM staff are complete and satisfactory”. Eighteen members voted in favour.

Decision CIPM/110-5 (2021)

The CIPM noted the decision taken by correspondence on 17 December 2020 that the budget for 2021 should follow the budget presented to the 26th meeting of the CGPM (2018). Fifteen members voted in favour.

Decision CIPM/110-4 (2021)

The CIPM noted the decision taken by correspondence on 17 December 2020 that the budget for 2020 should be changed as follows: site investment should be reduced by 193 keuro and the budget for laboratory investment should be increased by the same amount. Fourteen members voted in favour and one voted against.

Decision CIPM/110-3 (2021)

The CIPM noted the decision taken by correspondence on 18 November 2020 to conclude an MoU between the BIPM and the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) based on the draft circulated. Fifteen members voted in favour and three voted against.

Decision CIPM/110-2 (2021)

The CIPM noted the decision taken by correspondence on 30 October 2020 to submit a vote to the JCGM “in favour” of the publication of GUM 6 (Guide to the expression of uncertainty in measurement ‐ Developing and using measurement models). The decision was supported unanimously.

Decision CIPM/110-1 (2021)

The CIPM accepted the minutes of the 109th meeting of the CIPM as a true record.

Decision CIPM/109-18 (2020)

The CIPM decided to grant the status of ‘liaison organization’ within the CCU to the International Mathematical Union (IMU).

Decision CIPM/109-17 (2020)

The CIPM endorsed the “Grand Vision” prepared by the Task Group on the "Digital SI" (TG) and the Expert Group (EG), recognizing that it will continue to evolve. The CIPM decided:

  • to appoint Dr Laiz, Dr Duan and Dr Sené as new members of the TG and to approve an update to its terms of reference,
  • to support the activities in “digital transformation” proposed for inclusion in the BIPM Work Program (2020 to 2023),

The CIPM encouraged the BIPM and the NMIs to work with the TG to realize the Grand Vision, confirmed its support for the International Workshop on the “The International System of Units (SI) for FAIR Digital Data” to be held in February 2021 and noticed the possible drafting of a resolution for the 27th meeting of the CGPM.

Decision CIPM/109-16 (2020)

The CIPM welcomed the draft document “Evolving Needs in Metrology” prepared by SC1 of the Sub-Committee on Strategy and decided to appoint CIPM contact persons for each theme proposed. Dr Rietveld was asked to finalize the list of contact persons that will be published on the BIPM website.

Decision CIPM/109-15 (2020)

The CIPM approved the Terms of Reference of a Joint Task Group between the BIPM (representing the States Parties to the Metre Convention) and the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) with the aim to foster enhanced cooperation between the BIPM and OIML in order:

  • to facilitate both organizations in serving their Member States better,
  • to make both organizations more attractive to states that do not currently participate in the activities of either/both organization(s).

Dr Louw, Dr Milton and Dr Richard were appointed as the representatives of the BIPM in the Joint Task Group. Other CIPM members will be invited to join the task group as required.

Decision CIPM/109-14 (2020)

The CIPM approved the amendments to Title IV (Service and Leave) of the RRI (Rules, Regulations and Instructions applicable to BIPM staff) as submitted in document CIPM/2020-07 (Annex 1). It noted that the CCE had been consulted and had submitted its advisory opinion expressing its views about the proposed measures. The CIPM was confident that the amendments will improve the conditions of employment of BIPM staff whilst serving the interests of both the staff and the BIPM. The new provisions of the RRI will enter into force as of 1 January 2021.

The CIPM encouraged the BIPM Director to continue with the steps necessary to further modernize the RRI and to bring forward policies that reflect current standards of conduct expected from International Civil Servants.

Decision CIPM/109-13 (2020)

The CIPM recalled Decision CIPM/105-07 and, whilst giving due consideration to the scenarios tested in the 2019 Actuarial Study, decided to offer the option for active BIPM staff to join the “Post-2017” Section of the Pension Scheme as of 1 January 2021 if they choose. This “one-time” option should be available to staff for implementation by the end of December 2020.

Decision CIPM/109-12 (2020)

The CIPM welcomed the report from the Chair of the Pension Fund Advisory Board and noted the participative and consensus-building approach taken by the CIPM members and staff and pensioner representatives.

The CIPM endorsed the 2019 Actuarial Study and considers it as an expert actuarial basis for its decision making to ensure the long-term financial stability of the Pension Fund.

The CIPM decided to ask the Sub-Committee on Finance to explore the possibility and feasibility of authorizing exceptional contributions or voluntary injections of liquidity into the Fund pursuant to the discussions at the 2nd meeting of the CGPM and to articles 3.3 b) and c) of the Regulations of the Pension Fund.

The CIPM noted Article 3 of the Regulations of the Pension Fund, and asked the BIPM Director to consider commissioning a new actuarial study before the next meeting of the CGPM if necessary.

Decision CIPM/109-11 (2020)

The CIPM agreed with the timetable proposed by the Chair of the CIPM Sub-Committee on Finance to implement Resolution 5 of the 26th meeting of the CGPM (2018) and requested the CIPM Sub-Committee on Finance to continue to coordinate the needed CIPM actions to build a consensus amongst advancing Member States on the issue.

Decision CIPM/109-10 (2020)

The CIPM noted the decision taken by correspondence on 9 October 2020 that, on the basis of the criteria it has previously adopted, it would be appropriate for the Republic of Azerbaijan to accede to the Metre Convention. The BIPM will convey the Decision, recalling Resolution 4 ‘On the status of Associate State of the General Conference’ adopted by the CGPM at its 24th meeting, and the implications regarding the increase in subscription should the Republic of the Azerbaijan choose to remain as an Associate of the CGPM. Sixteen members had voted in favour.

Decision CIPM/109-9 (2020)

The CIPM noted the decision taken by correspondence on 11 September 2020 that the draft MoU between the BIPM and the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) was approved. Sixteen members had voted in favour.

Decision CIPM/109-8 (2020)

The CIPM noted the decision taken by correspondence on 21 August 2020 to hold its 109th meeting online between11:00 and 13:30 (UTC) on 12, 13 and 14 October 2020. All eighteen members had voted in favour.

Decision CIPM/109-7 (2020)

The CIPM noted the decision taken by correspondence on 7 August 2020 to allow Consultative Committees, Consultative Committee Working Groups and Consultative Committee Workshops to be held on-line and agreed version 3.1 of CIPM D-01 “Rules of procedure for the Consultative Committees (CCs), CC working groups and CC workshops”. Seventeen members had voted in favour.

Decision CIPM/109-6 (2020)

The CIPM noted the decision taken by correspondence on 3 July 2020 that it confirmed its approval of the audited financial statements of the BIPM and of the BIPM Pension and Provident Fund which were reviewed by the CIPM SubCommittee on Finance in June 2020. The CIPM granted the BIPM Director quietus for the 2019 exercise. All eighteen members had voted in favour.

Decision CIPM/109-5 (2020)

The CIPM noted the decision taken by correspondence on 13 June 2020 that the draft MoU between the BIPM and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) was approved. Seventeen members had voted in favour and one had abstained.

Decision CIPM/109-4 (2020)

The CIPM noted the decision taken by correspondence 9 March 2020 that the document OIML D-01 should be developed for final publication as a joint BIPM/OIML publication. Twelve members had voted in favour and six had abstained.

Decision CIPM/109-3 (2020)

The CIPM noted the decision taken by correspondence on 28 February 2020 that Prof. Neyezhmakov will represent the BIPM at the JCGM-WG2:VIM. Seventeen members had voted in favour and one had abstained.

Decision CIPM/109-2 (2020)

The CIPM noted that the Task Group established by Decision CIPM/108-19 to propose terms of reference for a Working Group of Member State representatives had completed its mandate and decided to close it.

Decision CIPM/109-1 (2020)

The CIPM accepted the minutes of the second session of the 108th meeting of the CIPM as a true record.

Decision CIPM/108-50 (2019)

The CIPM decided that during the period 2020-2023, the value of the Pension Point be revised on 1st January every year, in accordance with Rule 17.4 of the Rules of the Pension and Provident Fund, up to a maximum adjustment of 2 % on an annual basis, in order to meet the BIPM's financial obligations and long term financial sustainability of the Pension Fund.

Decision CIPM/108-49 (2019)

The CIPM decided that during the period 2020-2023, the value of the Point for salaries be revised on 1st January every year, in accordance with Staff Regulation 10.2 applicable to staff members, up to a maximum adjustment of 2 % on an annual basis, in order to meet the BIPM's financial obligations and essential operating requirements.

Decision CIPM/108-48 (2019)

Following the presentation to the 26th meeting of the CGPM (2018), the CIPM approved the budget for the BIPM for 2020.

Decision CIPM/108-47 (2019)

Following the recommendation of the CIPM Sub-Committee on Finance, the CIPM approved the budget for the BIPM proposed by the Director for 2019.

Decision CIPM/108-46 (2019)

The CIPM noted the decision taken by correspondence to approve the audited financial statements of the BIPM and of the BIPM Pension and Provident Fund, which were reviewed by the CIPM Sub-Committee on Finance in June 2019. The CIPM granted the BIPM Director quietus for the 2018 exercise.

Decision CIPM/108-45 (2019)

The CIPM appointed Dr Richard as the Chair of the CIPM Sub Committee on Finance and as an ex officio member of the Pension Fund Advisory Board (PFAB). Dr Steele, the Chair of the Pension Fund Advisory Board, was confirmed as an ex officio member of the CIPM Sub Committee on Finance.

Decision CIPM/108-44 (2019)

The CIPM accepted the following changes to the membership and observership of the Consultative Committees:

CCEM

  • CMI (Czechia) as a member

CCM

  • INMETRO (Brazil) as a member
  • IPQ (Portugal) as a member

CCPR

  • SCL HK (Hong Kong (China)) as an observer

CCQM

  • INTI (Argentina) as an observer
  • SE "Ukrmetrteststandard" (Ukraine) as an observer

CCRI

  • BEV (Austria) as a member
  • CMI (Czechia) as a member
  • METAS (Switzerland) as a member
  • NMISA & iThemba LABS (South Africa) as a member

CCU

  • INRIM (Italy) as a member
  • NSC "Institute of Metrology" (Ukraine) as an observer

Decision CIPM/108-43 (2019)

The CIPM appointed Dr Sené as the President of the Consultative Committee for Ionizing Radiation (CCRI).

Decision CIPM/108-42 (2019)

The CIPM appointed Dr Laiz as the President of the Consultative Committee for Acoustics, Ultrasound and Vibration (CCAUV).

Decision CIPM/108-41 (2019)

The CIPM decided to support the International GNSS services (IGS) and the International GNSS Committee (ICG) in exploring the capacity of GNSS providers to ensure multi-GNSS interoperability, based on Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), with the final goal of avoiding the proliferation of international reference time scales.

Decision CIPM/108-40 (2019)

The CIPM asked the CCTF President and the Director of the BIPM Time Department to establish a CIPM task group to support the preparation of the CIPM for the World Radiocommunication Conference in 2023.

Decision CIPM/108-39 (2019)

The CIPM agreed that the CIPM President and the BIPM Director should conclude the revised Declaration of Cooperation for the JCTLM.

Decision CIPM/108-38 (2019)

The CIPM asked the CIPM Secretary, the CCAUV and CCRI Presidents and the BIPM International Liaison and Communication Department to prepare a memorandum of understanding between the BIPM and the Preparatory Commission of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) to collaborate on the metrological traceability of measurements of infrasound, seismic activity and radioactivity.

Decision CIPM/108-37 (2019)

The CIPM decided that it would bestow honorary membership on Dr Barry Inglis in recognition of his accomplishments as the President of the CIPM with impact across the organization.

He served as President of the CIPM for 8 years during which time he led the organization through two meetings of the CGPM. He led the CIPM through the governance review and subsequent launch of the reform of its processes. His work in coordinating the work of the CIPM with its Consultative Committees and the global NMI community led to the successful adoption of revised definitions for the SI units in 2018. He always took a strategic and long-term view of the impact of the CIPM on world metrology.

Decision CIPM/108-36 (2019)

The CIPM decided that it would bestow honorary membership upon a limited number of former members for their distinguished service to the CIPM. Distinguished service could include, inter alia, carrying out one or more leadership positions within the CIPM that resulted in demonstrable accomplishments with impacts across the organization as a whole.

Each candidacy for honorary membership will be voted upon individually by the CIPM.

Decision CIPM/108-35 (2019)

The CIPM noted that some States have been unable to transfer their contributions or subscriptions successfully to the BIPM bank accounts in France due to the risk-averse policies of the French banks in the context of international sanction policies. The CIPM decided that such States shall not have their advantages and prerogatives suspended or be excluded, provided that genuine efforts have been made to pay their contributions or subscriptions, confirmed by refusal of acceptance by the banks holding the BIPM accounts. Such States should make the necessary arrangements to be in a position to transfer the due amounts as soon as it becomes possible.

Decision CIPM/108-34 (2019)

In order to implement Resolution 5 adopted by the CGPM at its 26th meeting (2018) and further to Decision CIPM/108-33, the CIPM decided to extend the terms of reference of the CIPM Sub Committee on Finance as follows:

  • to review the associated financial data prepared by the BIPM staff
  • to explore options to address the advances associated with the accumulated arrears in a way that will be acceptable to the Member States that made the advances and to the external auditors, and
  • to report their recommendations on these two actions to the CIPM.

Decision CIPM/108-33 (2019)

The CGPM in Resolution 5 adopted at its 26th meeting (2018) decided that the CIPM shall implement Article 6 paragraph 8 of the Annexed Regulations, and that the CIPM shall address the situation where historical practice has resulted in the accumulation of arrears. Pursuant to this resolution, the CIPM decided that the BIPM shall inform States that have previously been notified of accumulated arrears exceeding the six-year period, that the amounts due are those equal to the first six years of default.

The CIPM decided that any amounts paid by such States that constitute accumulated arrears exceeding the six-year period, may be considered when calculating their contribution, and entry contribution, following their re-engagement.

This decision does not address the associated advances made by Member States, which shall be considered separately by the CIPM in the context of Resolution 5.

Decision CIPM/108-32 (2019)

The CIPM decided to close the CIPM Task Group established in response to discussions held before the adoption of Resolution 3 at the 26th meeting of the CGPM (see Decision CIPM/108-19) following the completion of its tasks.

Decision CIPM/108-31 (2019)

The CIPM decided to expand the terms of reference of the CIPM Sub Committee on Strategy to include advice to the CIPM on wider strategic directions of metrology as follows:

The CIPM Sub-Committee on Strategy will advise and support the CIPM on the following five areas:

  1. responding to the evolving needs for metrology
  2. addressing key scientific challenges to advance the global measurement system
  3. strategy for deepening engagement with other international organizations on measurement science issues
  4. reviewing the strategy for future membership of the organization
  5. modernizing the operations of the organization

The outcome should focus on what the CIPM can do to address these issues, reflecting them in the operation of the BIPM staff and laboratories. Regular reports should be given to the CIPM, with a consolidated report to the 27th meeting of the CGPM.

Decision CIPM/108-30 (2019)

The CIPM appointed Dr Louw as Chair of the CIPM Sub-Committee on Strategy.

Decision CIPM/108-29 (2019)

The CIPM decided to establish a CIPM Working group on Data (formerly the ad hoc Working Group on the Reproducibility of Research Data and Related Topics) with the following terms of reference:

  • take stock of the metrology communities' work in two areas:
    • making our core metrological activities fit for the new digital world
    • engaging with other communities/sectors to bring metrological framework/thinking to areas that are impacted by the digital revolution, including specifically the issue of reproducibility of research results.
  • identify and recommend priority digitalization activities that might best be undertaken by:
    • the CIPM
    • the BIPM
    • the NMIs
    • and/or with other organizations that the CIPM should engage with on (this topic) such as OIML, ILAC, ISO, IEC, IEEE.
  • establish deliverables and timeline for the activities.

Decision CIPM/108-28 (2019)

The CIPM decided to establish a CIPM Task Group on the Digital SI to explore and establish suitable liaisons with all relevant stakeholders aiming at agreeing an authoritative document on a meta-data format for SI-based data transfer as well as for machine-interpretable unambiguous digital representation of metrological information and factual data in general.

The members of the Task Group are Dr Castelazo, Dr Liew, Dr Milton, Dr Olthoff, Dr Steele and Prof. Ullrich (Chair).

It is recommended that it establishes an Expert Group recruited from NMIs. The Task Group is supported by the BIPM International Liaison and Communication Department.

Terms of Reference:

  • To develop and establish a world-wide uniform, unambiguous and secure data exchange format for use in IoT networks based on the International System of Units (SI) described in the current SI Brochure.
  • To coordinate this effort with all relevant stakeholders by exploring and / or establishing suitable liaisons.
  • To propose suitable actions towards making the SI Brochure machine readable.

Decision CIPM/108-27 (2019)

The CIPM welcomed the preparation of a questionnaire by the CCU on the implementation of the revised SI by stakeholders of the Metre Convention. It is recommended to send this questionnaire to all Member State NMIs with the request for them to further involve representative scientific academies as well as representatives of educational institutions of Member States.

Decision CIPM/108-26 (2019)

The CIPM invited the CCU to prepare a position paper that identifies a preferred course of action concerning the extension of the SI prefixes.

Decision CIPM/108-25 (2019)

The CIPM approved the establishment of the CCU Working Group on Core Metrological Terms (CMT) and endorsed the terms of reference suggested by the CCU President and as communicated previously to the CCU.

The CIPM welcomed the fact that the Chair of the CCU Working Group on Core Metrological Terms (CMT) is also the CIPM Representative at the JCGM.

Decision CIPM/108-24 (2019)

The CIPM decided to close the CIPM Task Group on "unit" because it has successfully completed its tasks.

Decision CIPM/108-23 (2019)

The CIPM confirmed the decision adopted by correspondence on 1 October 2019 to approve the Memorandum of Understanding with the IUPAC.

Decision CIPM/108-22 (2019)

The CIPM confirmed the decision launched by correspondence on 23 August 2018 to approve the Joint Declaration on Metrological Traceability with the OIML, ILAC and ISO.

Decision CIPM/108-21 (2019)

The CIPM accepted the minutes of the first session of the 108th meeting of the CIPM as a true record.

Decision CIPM/108-20 (2019)

The CIPM welcomed the progress on the rationalization of the suite of CIPM MRA guidance documents and accepted the proposal from the JCRB that the JCRB should oversee their completion and implementation.

Decision CIPM/108-18 (2019)

The CIPM approved the revisions to the "Joint ILAC - CIPM Communication regarding the Accreditation of Calibration and Measurement Services of National Metrology Institutes".

Decision CIPM/108-17 (2019)

The CIPM appointed Prof. P. Neyezhmakov to represent the CIPM at the Joint Committee for Guides in Metrology (JCGM).

Decision CIPM/108-16 (2019)

The CIPM appointed Dr T. Liew to represent the CIPM at the Joint Committee for Traceability in Laboratory Medicine (JCTLM) and Dr S.‑R. Park as deputy.

Decision CIPM/108-15 (2019)

The CIPM appointed Dr J. Olthoff to represent the CIPM at the Joint Committee of the Regional Metrology Organizations and the BIPM (JCRB) and asked the JCRB to amend document CIPM MRA-D-01 "Rules of procedure for the JCRB" as necessary.

Decision CIPM/108-14 (2019)

The CIPM charged Dr T. Liew to draft terms of reference for the CIPM ad hoc Working Group on the Reproducibility of Research Data and Related Topics taking into account the comments of CIPM members regarding the expansion of the mandate and to present them to the next meeting of the CIPM.

Decision CIPM/108-13 (2019)

Following Decision CIPM/107-13, the CIPM confirmed the establishment of the CIPM Task Group on "unit" and asked the Chair to propose terms of reference to the next meeting of the CIPM that address the comments of CIPM members regarding the expansion of its scope. It appointed Prof. J. Ullrich as the Chair. Drs F. Bulygin, I. Castelazo, H. Laiz, A. Steele, Prof. P. Neyezhmakov and the Director of the BIPM were appointed to be members.

Decision CIPM/108-11 (2019)

The CIPM appointed Dr T. Usuda as the Chair of the CIPM ad hoc Working Group on Conditions of Employment.

Decision CIPM/108-10 (2019)

The CIPM appointed Dr A. Steele as the Chair of the Pension Fund Advisory Board (PFAB).

Decision CIPM/108-8 (2019)

The CIPM appointed Dr N. Dimarcq as the President of the Consultative Committee for Time and Frequency (CCTF) for a four year term.

Decision CIPM/108-7 (2019)

The CIPM appointed Dr S.-R. Park as the President of the Consultative Committee for Amount of Substance: Metrology in Chemistry and Biology (CCQM) for a four year term.

Decision CIPM/108-6 (2019)

The CIPM thanked the members of the CIPM Task Group for Promotion of the SI and decided that it had successfully completed its tasks. It thanked the PR Expert Group and asked them to continue with their effective collaboration with the BIPM International Liaison and Communication Department and their coordination role with PR experts amongst National Metrology Institutes world wide.

Decision CIPM/108-5 (2019)

The CIPM supported the establishment of a Joint Task Group at an operational level to further improve the cooperation between the BIPM and the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML), following the proposal made by the President of the International Committee of Legal Metrology (CIML). Dr T. Liew was appointed to act as CIPM liaison to the Task Group.

Decision CIPM/108-4 (2019)

The CIPM elected the following by secret ballot:

  • Dr T. Usuda as Secretary of the CIPM;
  • Prof. J. Ullrich and Dr J. Olthoff as Vice-Presidents of the CIPM.

Decision CIPM/108-3 (2019)

The CIPM elected Dr W. Louw as President of the CIPM by secret ballot.

Decision CIPM/108-2 (2019)

The CIPM noted the decision taken by correspondence on 14 August 2018 amending Regulation 8.2 of the BIPM Regulations, Rules and Instructions (RRI) to stipulate that the whole service under fixed-term appointments shall not exceed 5 years.

Decision CIPM/108-1 (2019)

The CIPM accepted the minutes of the 107th meeting of the CIPM as a true record.

Decision CIPM/107-25 (2018)

The CIPM noted the letter from the Chair of the JCGM Working Group on the VIM (WG2) on the proposed broader definition of the term "measurement" to include ordinal and nominal properties. It expressed thanks for being given early information about a  important topic under discussion by WG2. The CIPM concluded that there is merit in the proposed definition and asked WG2 to keep it informed of future developments with the definition.

Decision CIPM/107-24 (2018)

The CIPM thanked the Chair of the Sub-Committee for Awards for his report and asked him to take account of the comments made by the CIPM and refine the proposals of the Sub Committee for the next meeting of the CIPM.

Decision CIPM/107-23 (2018)

The CIPM decided to establish an ad hoc working group to consider the role of metrology in improving the reproducibility of research data and related topics, and appointed Dr Liew as the Chair. Drs Bulygin, Castelazo, Laiz, Rastello, Sené and Milton agreed to be members. Dr Liew will circulate a draft name and terms of reference for the group to the CIPM by the end of August 2018.

Decision CIPM/107-22 (2018)

The CIPM decided that the CIPM ad hoc Working Group on Implementing the Recommendations from the Review of the CIPM MRA had completed its tasks and therefore is closed. It thanked all who had participated for their contributions to the success of its work.

Decision CIPM/107-21 (2018)

The CIPM approved the Guidelines for Election of the CIPM bureau.

Decision CIPM/107-20 (2018)

The CIPM agreed on a "recommended list" of candidates for election to the CIPM and asked the CIPM Secretary to send it to the Chair of the Committee for CIPM Election.

Decision CIPM/107-19 (2018)

The CIPM approved the attendance policy for the 26th meeting of the CGPM.

Decision CIPM/107-18 (2018)

The CIPM endorsed the draft Work Programme (2020-2023) presented by the BIPM Director and Department Directors, and asked them to reconcile the scope of the activities with the long-term financial plans for the BIPM and the expected level of the dotation.

Decision CIPM/107-17 (2018)

The CIPM accepted the proposal that GUM (Poland) and NIS (Egypt) should become observers at the CCL.

Decision CIPM/107-16 (2018)

The CIPM agreed the revised version of CIPM-D-01.

Decision CIPM/107-14 (2018)

The CIPM confirmed the working practice of inviting the Chairs of relevant Regional Technical Committees to the plenary sessions of the relevant Consultative Committees. The CIPM decided that when any Chair is not from a Member or Observer organization of the relevant Consultative Committee then he/she will be formally invited to participate as a guest of the President of the Consultative Committee.

Decision CIPM/107-13 (2018)

The CIPM agreed with the proposal from the CCU President to establish a Task Group to review further the issue concerning the definition of the term "unit" in the SI Brochure.

Decision CIPM/107-12 (2018)

It was brought to the attention of the CIPM that there is a discrepancy relating to the definition of the term "unit" between the draft 9th edition of the SI Brochure and the 8th edition. The CIPM asked the CCU President to organize a vote by correspondence among the CCU members, with a deadline of the end of August 2018, as to whether to retain the wording of the draft 9th edition or to revert to the wording of the 8th edition, and to report back to the CIPM President for further action (if necessary).

Decision CIPM/107-11 (2018)

The CIPM asked the BIPM Director and Legal Advisor to explore options to formalize the BIPM liaison with the CODATA Task Group on Fundamental Constants.

Decision CIPM/107-10 (2018)

The CIPM approved the proposal of the CCQM to establish a CCQM Working Group on Isotope Ratio Measurement.

Decision CIPM/107-9 (2018)

The CIPM decided to review the purpose and agenda of the meeting of the CC Presidents at the next meeting of the CIPM.

Decision CIPM/107-8 (2018)

The CIPM requested the BIPM Director to commission an independent report presenting a range of options for the BIPM staff and operations, in the case that the planned measures to achieve long-term financial stability cannot be implemented in an effective and timely manner.

Decision CIPM/107-7 (2018)

The CIPM noted the steps taken to implement its decisions regarding the future of the BIPM Pension Fund and re-iterated its commitment to achieve its long-term financial stability.

Decision CIPM/107-5 (2018)

The CIPM noted that the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has not paid its contributions for six years. Pursuant to Resolution 8 adopted by the CGPM at its 23rd meeting (2007) it has been sent a formal notification inviting it to fulfil its financial obligations and reminding it of the procedure governing the recovery of arrears and exclusion. The CIPM decided to recommend to the CGPM at its 26th meeting to take a decision with regard to the exclusion of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in accordance with Article 6 of the Regulations annexed to the Metre Convention.

Decision CIPM/107-4 (2018)

The CIPM approved the budget proposed by the Director for 2019.

Decision CIPM/107-3 (2018)

The CIPM confirmed its approval of the audited financial statements of the BIPM and of the BIPM Pension and Provident Fund which were reviewed by the CIPM Sub Committee on Finance in June 2018. The CIPM granted the BIPM Director quietus for the 2017 exercise.

Decision CIPM/107-2 (2018)

The CIPM noted the decision taken by correspondence on 15 June 2018 amending clause 18.6 of the BIPM Regulations, Rules and Instructions (RRI) to increase the period within which the advisory opinion of the Appeals Committee is delivered from 45 to 60 days if exceptional or unforeseen circumstances warrant so. .

Decision CIPM/107-1 (2018)

The CIPM accepted the minutes of the 106th meeting of the CIPM as a true record.

Decision CIPM/106-29 (2017)

The CIPM accepted document CIPM/17-23.1 as its position on revision of the International Vocabulary of Metrology (VIM).

Decision CIPM/106-27 (2017)

The CIPM asked the CIPM President to invite each RMO to send one or two representatives to the next meeting of the CC Presidents (19-20 June 2018). These representatives should be prepared to address the recommendations of the review of the CIPM MRA in order to ensure common understanding between the CCs and the RMOs on technical and quality-system issues.

Decision CIPM/106-26 (2017)

The CIPM asked Dr May to reinstate the CIPM ad hoc Working Group on Membership to propose some clarification of the text in "Step 5: Seating of a newly elected CIPM" in the "Criteria and Process for Election of CIPM members" for discussion at the next meeting.

Decision CIPM/106-25 (2017)

The CIPM decided to amend Section B (page 3) of the "Criteria and Process for Election of CIPM Members" (Sept 2014), by adding the phrase

"Each member shall be willing to act as the President of a Consultative Committee or of a CIPM Sub-committee".

Decision CIPM/106-24 (2017)

The CIPM decided to revise the level of reserves shown in the BIPM Financial report to 50 % of the annual dotation, with immediate effect.

Decision CIPM/106-23 (2017)

The CIPM agreed the BIPM Strategy (2018) with a change to the text of the final line of the "mission" to read "Improving the quality of life and sustaining the global environment".

Decision CIPM/106-22 (2017)

The CIPM asked the BIPM to work with any Associate State included in Decision CIPM/106-21 and that is in arrears in order to establish a rescheduling agreement.

Decision CIPM/106-21 (2017)

The CIPM decided that an Associate State of the CGPM that does not meet the criteria set in Decision CIPM/106-20 and that has already been encouraged to accede to the Metre Convention, and as a result is paying an increased subscription, shall have its subscription reduced to the minimum for an Associate State. The reduction will come into force in 2018 and will not be retroactive.

Decision CIPM/106-20 (2017)

The CIPM decided that when considering whether it is appropriate for an Associate State of the General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) to be encouraged to accede to the Metre Convention and hence become a Member State, it will take into account whether it has:

The above criteria will be applied in the implementation of Resolution 4 of the CGPM (2011) "On the status of Associate State of the General Conference".

This decision revises the criteria adopted by the CIPM at its 98th (2009) and 99th (2010) meetings.

The above notwithstanding, the CIPM reaffirmed that an Associate State of the CGPM may choose to accede to the Metre Convention and become a Member State at any time should it so wish.

Decision CIPM/106-19 (2017)

The CIPM accepted the following changes to the membership and observership of the Consultative Committees:

  • CCEM
    • NIS (Egypt) as an observer.
  • CCM
    • DFM (Denmark) as a member.
  • CCQM
    • VNIIFTRI (Russian Federation) as an observer.
    • (Ireland) is no longer a member of the CCQM. (Since Ireland is a Member State, a representative from SL will be able to attend as an observer upon request).
  • CCT
    • (Czech Republic) as a member.
  • CCTF
    • Chunghwa Telecom Laboratory (Chinese Taipei) as an observer.
  • CCU
    • LNE (France) as a member.

Decision CIPM/106-18 (2017)

The CIPM decided that, in order to further emphasize the consultative nature of the Consultative Committees and the importance of the consensus-based decision-making processes, Document CIPM-D-01 should be updated so as not to make any reference to voting taking place in CCs.

Decision CIPM/106-15 (2017)

The CIPM decided that the mises en pratique prepared by the CCs for each of the base units should be presented in a common format to be developed by the BIPM editing team.

Decision CIPM/106-14 (2017)

The CIPM welcomed the excellent progress on the promotion of the revised SI by the CIPM Task Group for Promotion of the SI and encouraged all NMIs to take advantage of the material they develop.

Decision CIPM/106-13 (2017)

The CIPM approved the edited version of the 9th edition of the SI Brochure, as approved by the CCU, changed by adding the preface on "The BIPM and the Metre Convention" used in the 8th edition of the SI Brochure modified only by correcting the numbers of Member States and Associate States/Economies and simultaneously deleting what was Appendix 1 on "The Metre Convention and its Organs".

Decision CIPM/106-11 (2017)

The CIPM authorized the CIPM President to convey its support for the publication of the final numerical values for the defining constants to the Task Group for Fundamental Constants convened by CODATA.

Decision CIPM/106-10 (2017)

The International Committee for Weights and Measures (CIPM) welcomed recommendations regarding the redefinition of the SI from its Consultative Committees.

The CIPM noted that the agreed conditions for the redefinition are now met and decided to submit draft Resolution A to the 26th meeting of the General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) and to undertake all other necessary steps to proceed with the planned redefinition of the kilogram, ampere, kelvin and mole.

Decision CIPM/106-9 (2017)

The CIPM requested the CCM to provide, for the next meeting of the CIPM, a formally approved note on the dissemination process after the redefinition of the kilogram, addressing in particular the definition of the consensus value, as well as an updated mise en pratique, taking into account the comments made at the 106th meeting of the CIPM.

Decision CIPM/106-8 (2017)

The CIPM decided to increase the number of serving staff elected by the staff to the PFAB from one to three, each serving a term of 4 years. It will continue, when possible, with the practice of engaging an external expert on the PFAB drawn from amongst the representatives of the Member States.

Decision CIPM/106-7 (2017)

Following review of the actuarial modelling carried out by the actuaries at Mercer, and Decision CIPM/105 06 by which the CIPM:

  • increased the annual contributions by the BIPM to the Pension Fund by 400 k€ in 2017 and 150 k€ in every year thereafter, and
  • implemented increases in the contribution rate for active staff

The CIPM decided unanimously that the Pension Point will not be adjusted for the period 2018-2019.

 

Decision CIPM/106-6 (2017)

The CIPM decided unanimously to modify the Rules of the BIPM Pension and Provident Fund to state that the unit used to calculate pensions shall henceforth be the Pension Point and that the CIPM may, if the need to ensure long-term financial sustainability warrants so, phase in the adjustment of the Pension Point value, apply it in part, suspend it or defer it. (The modification is applicable to all three Sections of the Fund: Pre-2010, Post-2010 and Post-2017.)

Decision CIPM/106-5 (2017)

The CIPM decided to modify Title IV of the Regulations of the Pension and Provident Fund relating to the Pension Fund Advisory Board to add to its membership one elected representative of pensioners and deferred pensioners of the BIPM serving a term of 4 years.

Decision CIPM/106-4 (2017)

The CIPM decided to draft a resolution for submission to the 26th meeting of the CGPM regarding the process for the exclusion of Member States in arrears.

Decision CIPM/106-3 (2017)

The CIPM approved the budget proposed by the Director for 2018 (document CIPM/2016-05.3).

Decision CIPM/106-2 (2017)

The CIPM confirmed its approval of the audited financial statements of the BIPM and of the BIPM Pension and Provident Fund which were reviewed by the CIPM Sub Committee on Finance in June 2017. The CIPM granted the BIPM Director quietus for the 2016 exercise.

Decision CIPM/106-1 (2017)

The CIPM accepted the minutes of the 105th meeting of the CIPM as a true record.

Decision CIPM/105-38 (2016)

The CIPM agreed that the 26th meeting of the CGPM will be held at the Palais des Congrès de Versailles on 13-16 November 2018 with informal meetings planned on 12 November.

Decision CIPM/105-37 (2016)

The CIPM requested Dr May to re-form the CIPM ad hoc Working Group on Membership and to develop a proposal for appointing Vice-Presidents to the Consultative Committees.

Decision CIPM/105-36 (2016)

The CIPM appointed Dr Bulygin as Chair of the CIPM Sub-Committee on Awards and asked him to prepare Terms of Reference and a scope for a suitable awards programme for presentation to the next meeting of the CIPM.

Decision CIPM/105-35 (2016)

The CIPM appointed Dr Castelazo as President of the CCL.

Decision CIPM/105-34 (2016)

Following the resignation of Dr Bowsher, Dr Brandi and Prof. Inguscio from the CIPM, the CIPM voted to elect a "slate" of three candidates for provisional election. The CIPM asked the CIPM Secretary to submit the names to the Committee for Election of the CIPM (CEC) for their approval.

Decision CIPM/105-33 (2016)

The CIPM welcomed and approved the revision submitted by the Director of the BIPM of the Vision, Mission and Objectives of the BIPM.

Decision CIPM/105-32 (2016)

The CIPM decided, on the basis of the criteria it has previously adopted, that it would be appropriate for the Plurinational State of Bolivia, for Bosnia and Herzegovina, and for Montenegro to become States Parties to the Metre Convention. The BIPM will convey the Decision, recalling Resolution 4 "On the status of Associate State of the General Conference" adopted by the CGPM at its 24th meeting, and the implications regarding the increase in subscriptions should any of the States choose to remain as an Associate of the CGPM.

Decision CIPM/105-31 (2016)

The CIPM accepted the following changes to the membership and observership of the Consultative Committees:

  • CCAUV
    • METAS (Switzerland): Member
    • CMS/ITRI (Chinese Taipei): Observer
  • CCEM
    • CENAM (Mexico): Member
    • SCL (Hong Kong (China)): Observer
  • CCL
    • CMS/ITRI (Chinese Taipei): Observer
  • CCM
    • UME (Turkey): Observer
    • NIS (Egypt): Observer
  • CCPR
    • SCL (Hong Kong (China)): Observer
  • CCQM
    • KEBS (Kenya): Observer
  • CCTF
    • UME (Turkey): Member
    • GUM (Poland): Member
    • MIRS (Slovenia): Observer
  • CCU
    • NRC (Canada): Member
    • KRISS (Republic of Korea): Member
    • METAS (Switzerland): Member

Decision CIPM/105-29 (2016)

The CIPM decided that all Consultative Committees will review whether their Members and Observers fully meet the criteria given in CIPM-D-01.

Decision CIPM/105-28 (2016)

The CIPM decided that the CCU will adopt the same criteria for participation as the other CCs for all meetings in 2018 and beyond. Document CIPM-D-01 will be updated accordingly.

Decision CIPM/105-27 (2016)

The CIPM decided that for all Consultative Committee meetings in 2017 and thereafter:

  • International organizations will be referred to as "liaisons" and will not be offered membership.
  • Named individuals will be "guests" or "experts" and will not be offered membership.

Document CIPM-D-01 will be updated accordingly.

Decision CIPM/105-26 (2016)

The CIPM decided to revise the Rules for Membership of the Consultative Committees as follows; all Member States will have the right for one national laboratory charged with establishing national standards in the field to be an Observer at the applicable Consultative Committee and to send one person (only) and following their request for each meeting. Document CIPM-D-01 will be updated accordingly.

Decision CIPM/105-25 (2016)

The CIPM requested the Consultative Committees to work together to write a joint statement for all their stakeholders addressing the changes to be expected under the revised SI. The CCU Executive Secretary is designated as the coordinator for this action. The statement will be considered for inclusion in the final draft of the 9th edition of the SI Brochure. The statement should be sent to the CCU President by the end of July 2017.

Decision CIPM/105-24 (2016)

The CIPM welcomed the CCEM, CCM, CCT and CCQM as new members of the Task Group for the Promotion of the SI. ILAC, ISO, OIML, IEC and CIE were welcomed as observers. The CIPM decided that only Member State NMIs and CCs can be members of the Task Group.

Decision CIPM/105-23 (2016)

The CIPM approved Draft Resolution 1 proposed by the CCU for the CGPM.

Decision CIPM/105-22 (2016)

The CIPM requested from all Consultative Committees an update of the mises en pratique (current online Appendix 2) to be ready on 31 July 2017. This Appendix will continue to be an online Appendix in the context of the new Brochure.

Decision CIPM/105-21 (2016)

The CIPM endorsed the latest draft of the 9th SI Brochure as the close-to-final one. The BIPM (the BIPM Director, Dr Davis, Mr Sitton and the CCU Executive Secretary) supported by Dr Quinn will produce a fully edited version by 30 June 2017.

The edited version will be approved by the President of the CCU supported by Dr Quinn. The fully edited Brochure shall be brought to the CCU in September 2017 and to the CIPM in October 2017 for final approval.

The CIPM considered that the consultation among the stakeholders has been completed. Nevertheless, if matters of substance are raised, the CCU President shall bring them to the CIPM.

Decision CIPM/105-20 (2016)

The CIPM decided that the definitions in the draft of the 9th SI Brochure and in Draft Resolution 1 shall not contain the term "implicitly".

Decision CIPM/105-19 (2016)

Appendix 1 of the 8th SI Brochure shall be updated by the BIPM and maintained online in the 9th SI Brochure.

Decision CIPM/105-18 (2016)

The CIPM requested the CCPR to prepare a few concise sentences to be added into the main text of the SI Brochure that clearly address the photochemical and photobiological quantities on a general level and refer to an online Appendix (corresponding to Appendix 3 in the 8th edition of the SI Brochure) for details. The sentences should be forwarded to the CCU Executive Secretary before 1 January 2017.

Decision CIPM/105-17 (2016)

The CIPM agreed to treat the radian and the cycle in the 9th Edition of the SI Brochure in compliance with the CGPM Resolutions in force (for example, Resolution 12 of the 11th CGPM (1960) and Resolution 8 of the 20th CGPM (1995)).

Decision CIPM/105-16 (2016)

The CIPM agreed to treat the unit one, symbol 1, in the 9th Edition of the SI Brochure as in the 8th Edition as the neutral element of any system of units but avoid calling it a derived or a base unit.

Decision CIPM/105-15 (2016)

The CIPM agreed with the proposal made by the CCU regarding the number of digits to be kept in the numerical values of the defining constants (case 3 under the conditions mentioned in the CCU report).

Decision CIPM/105-14 (2016)

The CIPM took note of the intention of IUPAC to propose a revised wording for the new definition of the mole.

Decision CIPM/105-13 (2016)

The CIPM recommended that the date on which the redefinition of the SI shall come into force be 20 May 2019 (World Metrology Day).

Decision CIPM/105-12 (2016)

Further to CIPM Decision CIPM/104-39 regarding the changes in policy on reporting the results of comparisons with participants who are non-signatories to the CIPM MRA, the CIPM took note of JCRB Action 35/11 which approved the revision to document CIPM MRA-D-05, "Measurement comparisons in the CIPM MRA" to align the text of this policy document accordingly. The CIPM also noted JCRB Recommendation 35/1">https://www.bipm.org/en/committees/jc/jcrb/meeting/35.html" class="introGras">JCRB Action 35/11 which approved the revision to document CIPM MRA-D-05, "Measurement comparisons in the CIPM MRA" to align the text of this policy document accordingly. The CIPM also noted JCRB Recommendation 35/1 took note of October 2016.

Decision CIPM/105-11 (2016)

The CIPM requested a short description of the "risk-based approach to CMC review" adopted by the CCQM, CCEM and CCT and to provide these examples for consideration to other Consultative Committees. The CIPM requested the Presidents of these relevant Consultative Committees to submit the examples in advance of the meeting of the Consultative Committee Presidents (12 and 13 June 2017).

Decision CIPM/105-10 (2016)

The CIPM welcomed the recommendations of the Working Group on the Implementation and Operation of the CIPM MRA and thanked the participants for their contributions. The CIPM agreed to establish an ad hoc Working Group to oversee the implementation of the recommendations with agreed terms of reference.

The CIPM appointed Dr Inglis (Chair), Dr Louw, Dr Rietveld, Dr Usuda, Dr Castelazo, Dr May and Mr Henson as members of the ad hoc Working Group.

Decision CIPM/105-9 (2016)

The CIPM recommended engagement of the pensioners with the PFAB and invited the Director of the BIPM, the President of the PFAB and the BIPM Legal Advisor to develop a proposal.

Decision CIPM/105-8 (2016)

The CIPM requested the President of the CIPM to write to Dr Christian Bock, former Director of METAS, thanking him for his extremely valuable work as an external expert on the PFAB. The CIPM decided to ask Mr Thomas Grenon, Director of the LNE, to act as an external expert to the PFAB, and requested the CIPM President to write with a formal invitation.

Decision CIPM/105-7 (2016)

In anticipation of the agreement of the proposed reforms to the BIPM Pension Fund with staff and following the Mercer study of 29 September 2016 reviewed by the PFAB, the CIPM invited the PFAB to initiate an actuarial review of the Fund in 2019. This study will inter alia allow the PFAB to consider the introduction of a choice for active staff to join the "Post 2017" section if they choose and also to confirm the maximum rates of contribution from staff needed to address the long-term financial stability of the Fund.

Decision CIPM/105-6 (2016)

The CIPM decided to amend the Rules of the BIPM Pension Fund to implement changes consistent with the proposals of the Mercer report of 29 September 2016 and requested the Director of the BIPM to send the proposals to the CCE for their advisory opinion.

Decision CIPM/105-4 (2016)

The CIPM approved the budget proposed by the Director for 2017 (document CIPM/16-23).

Decision CIPM/105-3 (2016)

The CIPM confirmed its approval of the audited financial statements of the BIPM and of the BIPM Pension and Provident Fund which it had approved by correspondence in July 2016. The CIPM granted the BIPM Director quietus for the 2015 exercise.

Decision CIPM/105-2 (2016)

The CIPM congratulated the Director of the BIPM who has been nominated to receive the 2016 Finkelstein medal of the Institute of Measurement and Control. This award is made on an annual basis to a person who has made outstanding contributions to measurement science at a global level.

Decision CIPM/105-1 (2016)

The CIPM accepted the minutes of Session II of the 104th meeting of the CIPM as a true record.

Decision CIPM/104-48 (2015)

The CIPM received the report of the ad hoc Working Group on Terminology, considered the matter to be closed, decided to leave the current practice to stand and encouraged the Director to work with Dr Quinn to update the BIPM website accordingly.

Decision CIPM/104-47 (2015)

The CIPM decided not to change the criteria for membership of the Consultative Committee for Units (CCU) and requested the CCU President to invite KRISS (Republic of Korea), METAS (Switzerland) and NRC (Canada) as guests. The CIPM noted that the Presidents of all of the Consultative Committees are welcome to attend meetings of the CCU. A full discussion on the criteria for CCU membership will be held in June 2016 during the meeting of the CC Presidents.

Decision CIPM/104-46 (2015)

The CIPM will review the policy for approving and reviewing membership and observership of the Consultative Committees at a meeting of CC Presidents to be held in June 2016. The decisions on observer and member status presented at Session II of the 104th meeting of the CIPM are postponed until after this review.

Decision CIPM/104-45 (2015)

The CIPM welcomed the document "Mise en pratique for the definition of the candela and associated derived units for photometric and radiometric quantities in the International System of Units (SI)" presented by the President of the Consultative Committee on Photometry and Radiometry (CCPR).

Decision CIPM/104-44 (2015)

The CIPM received a report from the President of the Consultative Committee for Electricity and Magnetism (CCEM) on the timing of the implementation of the new definitions of the SI base units following approval by the CGPM at its 26th meeting (2018). The CIPM's preferred option is that all new definitions should come into force at the time the CGPM makes a resolution. The CIPM agreed to take a final decision at its next session in 2016.

Decision CIPM/104-43 (2015)

The CIPM adopted the Recommendation 'Updates to the list of standard frequencies' of the Consultative Committee for Time and Frequency (CCTF) and the Consultative Committee for Length (CCL) as CIPM Recommendation 2 (CI-2015), subject to any comments submitted by CIPM members in the three weeks following the meeting.

Decision CIPM/104-42 (2015)

The CIPM commended the Consultative Committee for Ionizing Radiation (CCRI) in its proposal to operate its three Sections in the manner of the Working Groups of the other Consultative Committees, whilst retaining the title "Section". Consequently, the CCRI is able to decide on the membership and observership of its Sections.

Decision CIPM/104-41 (2015)

The CIPM welcomed the proposal of the Consultative Committee for Units (CCU) to circulate a draft of the 9th edition of the SI Brochure and a draft resolution for the 26th CGPM on the redefinition of the SI base units to the Consultative Committees and the National Metrology Institutes for comment.

Decision CIPM/104-40 (2015)

The CIPM welcomed the work carried out by the Consultative Committee for Units (CCU) on the structure, composition and terms of reference of the SI Promotion Task Group and the Public Relations Expert Group. It nominated Dr Ullrich as Chair of the SI Promotion Task Group.

Decision CIPM/104-39 (2015)

The CIPM took note of Resolution 34/1 of the Joint Committee of the Regional Metrology Organizations and the BIPM (JCRB) on the policy for reporting comparisons that involve non-signatories to the CIPM MRA and mandated the Presidents of the Consultative Committees to implement it.

Decision CIPM/104-38 (2015)

The CIPM granted provisional acceptance of GULFMET as a Regional Metrology Organization (RMO) in accordance with the procedures of the JCRB and within the meaning of the CIPM MRA.

Decision CIPM/104-37 (2015)

The CIPM reviewed reports and papers submitted by the CIPM Sub-Committee on the BIPM Pension and Provident Fund and Health Insurance and by the CCE of the BIPM relating to the proposals to reform the BIPM Pension Fund to address its long-term financial sustainability. The CIPM confirmed its intention that the Pension Fund be placed on a financially sustainable basis in order that it should be sufficient to support pension benefits in the long term. The CIPM requested the Pension Fund Advisory Board to progress the work started by the Sub Committee.

Decision CIPM/104-36 (2015)

The CIPM considered a request from an association of 'anciens' of the BIPM to have a representative or observer on the PFAB. The CIPM noted that it maintains a high standard for transparency with respect to the operation and financial status of the Pension Fund. It also noted that the PFAB now includes an elected representative of the BIPM active staff and that active staff have a natural interest in the rights and benefits that they will receive as pensioners. The CIPM therefore does not consider it necessary to include a representative or observer of the association on the PFAB at this time.

Decision CIPM/104-35 (2015)

The CIPM appointed Mr Érard as Chair of the Pension Fund Advisory Board (PFAB), and appointed Dr Bowsher and Dr Usuda as members.
The CIPM appointed Dr Christian Bock, Director of METAS (Switzerland), as an expert member of the PFAB and expressed its appreciation for the work he has performed as a member of the CIPM Sub-Committee on the BIPM Pension and Provident Fund and Health Insurance.

Decision CIPM/104-34 (2015)

The CIPM decided to close the CIPM Sub-committee for the BIPM Pension and Provident Fund and Health Insurance (PF&HI) and thanked its Chairs and members for their work.

Decision CIPM/104-33 (2015)

The CIPM decided to establish a Pension Fund Advisory Board (PFAB) as described in the amended Rules and Regulations of the Pension and Provident Fund (dated 29 September 2015). The PFAB will take over the responsibilities of the CIPM Sub-Committee on the BIPM Pension and Provident Fund and Health Insurance (PF&HI) relating to pensions. It approved the amended Regulations in the English and French versions (both dated 29 September 2015).

Decision CIPM/104-32 (2015)

The CIPM decided to transfer responsibility for the BIPM Health Insurance scheme from the CIPM Sub-Committee on the BIPM Pension and Provident Fund and Health Insurance (PF&HI) to the CIPM ad hoc Working Group on Conditions of Employment.

Decision CIPM/104-31 (2015)

The CIPM approved the proposed amendments to the BIPM Financial Regulations (CIPM/2015-II-15).

Decision CIPM/104-30 (2015)

The CIPM approved the budget proposed by the Director for 2016 (CIPM/2015-II-15), noting that he will provide further details of budgeted staff costs to the CIPM Sub-Committee on Finance.

Decision CIPM/104-29 (2015)

The CIPM approved the proposal that the BIPM point be adjusted temporarily during the period 2016-2019 by a maximum of 1 % on an annual basis.

Decision CIPM/104-28 (2015)

The CIPM confirmed its approval of the audited financial statements of the BIPM and of the BIPM Pension and Provident Fund which it had approved by correspondence in June 2015. The CIPM gave the BIPM Director quietus for the 2014 exercise.

Decision CIPM/104-27 (2015)

The CIPM accepted the minutes of Session I of the 104th meeting of the CIPM as a true record.

Decision CIPM/104-25 (2015)

The CIPM decided to defer the discussion on the BIPM terminology agenda item until its next meeting. It established a small working group composed of J. McLaren (Chair), J. Ullrich, W. Louw and M. Milton to review the issue and to report back to at its next meeting.

Decision CIPM/104-24 (2015)

The CIPM requested the Consultative Committee Presidents to provide suggestions for participants in the users/stakeholders panel at the workshop on the CIPM MRA review, by 30 April 2015.

Decision CIPM/104-23 (2015)

The CIPM requested the BIPM to contact all the NMI Directors to invite contributions and their participation in the workshop on the CIPM MRA review planned for October 2015.

Decision CIPM/104-22 (2015)

The CIPM proposed Dr Buzoianu to represent the BIPM at the JCGM WG2 (VIM).

Decision CIPM/104-21 (2015)

The CIPM appointed the following CIPM members to serve on the CIPM Sub Committees and ad hoc Working Groups:

  • CIPM Sub-Committee on Strategy: M. Milton (Chair), CIPM bureau, H. Brandi, G. Rietveld, T. Liew.
  • CIPM Sub-Committee on the BIPM Pension and Provident Fund and Health Insurance: L. Érard (Chair), T. Usuda, B. Bowsher, C. Bock (external member).
  • CIPM Sub-Committee on Finance: B. Bowsher (Chair), Y. Duan, J. McLaren, P. Richard, W. Louw.
  • CIPM ad hoc Working Group on Conditions of Employment: J. McLaren (Chair), L. Érard, I.Castelazo, M. Buzoianu.
  • CIPM Sub-Committee on Awards: M. Inguscio (Chair), D. I. Kang, H. Brandi, F. Bulygin.
  • CIPM ad hoc Working Group on the CIPM MRA: B. Inglis (Chair), W.E. May, J. Ullrich, F. Bulygin, T. Usuda, W. Louw, M. Milton, L. Érard.

Decision CIPM/104-20 (2015)

The CIPM decided to close the CIPM ad hoc Working Group on CIPM Membership and thanked Dr May and his Group for their work.

Decision CIPM/104-19 (2015)

The CIPM reappointed the Presidents of the following Consultative Committees for 4-year terms:

  • Consultative Committee for Acoustics, Ultrasound and Vibration (CCAUV): T. Usuda
  • Consultative Committee for Mass and Related Quantities (CCM): P. Richard
  • Consultative Committee for Photometry and Radiometry (CCPR): T. Usuda (on the condition of receiving approval from the NMIJ)
  • Consultative Committee for Amount of Substance: Metrology in Chemistry and Biology (CCQM): W.E. May
  • Consultative Committee for Ionizing Radiation (CCRI): W. Louw
  • Consultative Committee for Thermometry (CCT): Y. Duan
  • Consultative Committee for Time and Frequency (CCTF): L. Érard
  • Consultative Committee for Units (CCU): J. Ullrich

Decision CIPM/104-18 (2015)

The CIPM appointed Dr Rietveld as the new President of the Consultative Committee for Electricity and Magnetism (CCEM) for a 4-year term.

Decision CIPM/104-17 (2015)

The CIPM appointed Prof. Inguscio as the new President of the Consultative Committee for Length (CCL) for a 4-year term and encouraged Prof. Inguscio to make contact with key participants in the CCL for preliminary discussions.

Decision CIPM/104-16 (2015)

The CIPM encouraged the JCRB to explore mechanisms by which GULFMET could attend future JCRB meetings.

Decision CIPM/104-15 (2015)

The CIPM requested the CIPM bureau to convene a meeting with the Regional Metrology Organization Chairs and to report back.

Decision CIPM/104-14 (2015)

The CIPM adopted the position proposed in Document CIPM/15-11 on the drafting of ISO 17034 as the CIPM position.

Decision CIPM/104-13 (2015)

The CIPM adopted the position proposed in Document CIPM/15-04 on the revision of ISO/IEC 17025 as the CIPM position.

Decision CIPM/104-12 (2015)

The CIPM appointed Dr Kaarls as an honorary member of the CIPM for his outstanding contribution to the CIPM. The President of the CIPM will inform Dr Kaarls of this appointment.

Decision CIPM/104-11 (2015)

The CIPM Secretary will contact the chair of the CGPM Commission for CIPM Election, Dr Weritz, to inform her about the results of the election of the CIPM bureau.

Decision CIPM/104-10 (2015)

The CIPM approved the proposal made by the CCU President to start an awareness campaign relating to the new SI and requested him to contact KRISS, LNE, NIST, NMIJ, NPL and PTB to ask them to nominate experts in public relations to take part in a working group.

Decision CIPM/104-9 (2015)

The CIPM revised its Decision CIPM/103-30 and decided that experimental results to be used by the CODATA Task Group on Fundamental Constants in the evaluation of the fundamental constants leading to the fixed values for the defining constants of the new SI should be accepted for publication by 1 July 2017.

Decision CIPM/104-8 (2015)

The CIPM supported the proposal from the BIPM regarding the situation of the Islamic Republic of Iran that the BIPM should develop a detailed case one year before the publication of the Convocation for the 26th CGPM (i.e. early in 2017) in order to submit the case to Member States well in advance.

Decision CIPM/104-7 (2015)

The CIPM welcomed the proposal from the BIPM for a Capacity Building and Knowledge Transfer Programme and unanimously supports it.

Decision CIPM/104-6 (2015)

The CIPM approved the BIPM Work Programme for 2016-2019.

Decision CIPM/104-5 (2015)

The CIPM adopted the recommendation as presented to the CIPM by the CCM, CIPM Working Document CIPM/15-12, as "CIPM Recommendation to NMIs on managing the consequences of the corrections to the BIPM 'as maintained' mass-unit".

Decision CIPM/104-4 (2015)

The CIPM adopted the documents 'Guidelines for Selection of CIPM Consultative Committee Presidents' and 'Good Practices for Selection of Consultative Committee Working Group Chairpersons and Working Group Deputy Chairpersons' dated 9 March 2015.

Decision CIPM/104-3 (2015)

The CIPM elected the following by secret ballot:

  • Dr McLaren as Secretary of the CIPM;
  • Dr May and Prof. Ullrich as Vice-Presidents of the CIPM.

Decision CIPM/104-2 (2015)

The CIPM elected Dr Inglis as President of the CIPM by acclamation.

Decision CIPM/104-1 (2015)

The CIPM accepted the minutes of Session II of the 103rd meeting of the CIPM as a true record.

Decision CIPM/103-44 (2014)

Dr May will circulate the document Guidelines for the selection of Consultative Committee Presidents to the CIPM members.

Decision CIPM/103-43 (2014)

The CIPM agreed to establish a consortium of national metrology institutes and other institutes, coordinated by the NIST, to facilitate new work aimed at resolving the present disagreement amongst measurements of the Newtonian constant of gravitation, G. The BIPM will provide facilities for meetings of those taking part in this work.

Decision CIPM/103-42 (2014)

The CIPM approved the proposed changes to the BIPM Rules and Regulations (RRI), document CIPM/14-10.

Decision CIPM/103-41 (2014)

The CIPM agreed to reflect on themes to be addressed by the BIPM/VAMAS Workshop "Challenges in materials metrology" planned in 2016; and make suggestions to give guidance to the workshop steering group by the end of January 2015.

Decision CIPM/103-40 (2014)

The CIPM nominated:

  • Dr Kaarls as CIPM representative to participate with Mr Henson, BIPM, in the ISO Working Group to revise ISO 17025,
  • Dr McLaren as CIPM representative to participate with Dr Westwood, BIPM, in the ISO Working Group to revise ISO Guide 34.

Decision CIPM/103-38 (2014)

The CIPM is of the opinion that the Joint Committee for Traceability in Laboratory Medicine (JCTLM) should continue to distinguish between JCTLM members and stakeholders to avoid conflicts of interest and to ensure a transparent system.

Decision CIPM/103-37 (2014)

The CIPM asked Dr May to circulate the request of the Consultative Committee for Amount of Substance: Metrology in Chemistry and Biology (CCQM) for traceability exception related to isotope ratio delta values to the CIPM members so that a decision can be made.

Decision CIPM/103-36 (2014)

The CIPM noted the decision of the Consultative Committee for Thermometry (CCT) to restructure its Working Groups and took note of Recommendation T1 (2014) of the CCT.

Decision CIPM/103-35 (2014)

The CIPM accepted the following changes to the Consultative Committees:

  • CCPR
    • CMI (Czech Republic): Member
    • CMS/ITRI (Chinese Taipei): Observer
    • MKEH (Hungary): withdrawal as Member
  • CCRI
    • SMU (Slovakia): Observer at CCRI(II)
    • NRC (Canada): Observer at CCRI(III)
  • CCAUV
    • KEBS (Kenya): Observer
  • CCT
    • CMI (Czech Republic): Observer
  • CCQM
    • HSA (Singapore): Member
    • NIMT (Thailand): Member

Decision CIPM/103-34 (2014)

The CIPM appointed Dr Usuda as next President of the Consultative Committee for Acoustics, Ultrasound and Vibration (CCAUV).

Decision CIPM/103-33 (2014)

The CIPM appointed Dr Louw as next President of the Consultative Committee for Ionizing Radiation (CCRI).

Decision CIPM/103-32 (2014)

The CIPM endorsed the proposed CGPM attendance policy, document CIPM/14-11.

Decision CIPM/103-31 (2014)

The CIPM supported the BIPM in progressing to Phase II of the extraordinary calibration campaign using the international prototype of the kilogram and in disseminating corrected values for calibrations performed with respect to the BIPM mass unit. The BIPM will determine the associated uncertainties in collaboration with the CCM support group.

Decision CIPM/103-30 (2014)

The CIPM supported the proposal of CODATA to set a deadline of 1 July 2017 for submission of experimental data to be used by the CODATA Task Group on Fundamental Constants in the evaluation of the fundamental constants which will lead to the fixed values for the defining constants of the new SI.

The CIPM approved the ongoing work on the SI logo by the Consultative Committee for Units (CCU).

Decision CIPM/103-29 (2014)

The CIPM noted the decision of the Consultative Committee for Mass and Related Quantities (CCM) to merge its Working Groups for Pressure and Vacuum and its Working Groups for Density and Viscosity.

Decision CIPM/103-28 (2014)

The CIPM approved the budget proposed for 2015.

Decision CIPM/103-27 (2014)

The CIPM confirmed its approval of the audited financial statements of the BIPM and of the BIPM Pension and Provident Fund which it has approved by correspondence in June 2014. The CIPM gave the BIPM Director quietus for the 2013 exercise.

Decision CIPM/103-26 (2014)

The CIPM decided, on the basis of the criteria it has previously adopted, that it would be appropriate for the Republic of Estonia, Georgia, the Republic of Paraguay and the Republic of Peru to become States Parties to the Metre Convention. The BIPM will convey the Decision, recalling Resolution 4 'On the status of Associate State of the General Conference' adopted by the CGPM at its 24th meeting, and the implications regarding the increase in subscriptions should any of the States choose to remain as an Associate of the CGPM.

Decision CIPM/103-25 (2014)

The CIPM decided to defer action on Decision CIPM/103-22 until the meeting of the CIPM in March 2015. The BIPM will circulate notes on terminology, prepared by Ms Arlen and Dr Quinn, to the CIPM members.

Decision CIPM/103-24 (2014)

The CIPM accepted the minutes of Session I of the 103rd meeting of the CIPM as a true record.

Decision CIPM/103-23 (2014)

The CIPM would welcome the presentation of a formal proposal on the creation of an advisory group on G experiments at its next meeting.

Decision CIPM/103-22 (2014)

The CIPM charged S. Arlen and T.J. Quinn to prepare notes on terminology to be forwarded to the CIPM and to be considered by the bureau at its meeting in June 2014. The CIPM bureau will prepare a recommendation to be submitted to the CIPM in November 2014.

Decision CIPM/103-21 (2014)

The CIPM approved the proposed policy on Guest laboratory Participation in CCQM pilot studies.

Decision CIPM/103-20 (2014)

The CIPM agreed to adopt the proposed new BIPM logo (noting that the CIPM MRA, KCDB and JCTLM logos will not change and that the "macaron" will continue to be used).

Decision CIPM/103-19 (2014)

The CIPM supported the continued role of the BIPM as JCTLM Secretariat and approved the draft responses to the JCTLM questionnaire. The CIPM encouraged the BIPM to seek one-off funding to support streamlining the process and evolution of the JCTLM database.

Decision CIPM/103-18 (2014)

The CIPM approved the document BIPM Policy on soliciting and accepting support from Third Parties.

Decision CIPM/103-16 (2014)

The CIPM welcomed the presentation by J. Valdés on “The role and performance of the CIPM as a scientific body and a direction giving and supervisory body of the BIPM” and acknowledged its responsibilities to instigate and review fundamental metrological activities. In this context the work he mentioned addressing atom interferometry that was suggested in a recent paper to be among the potential ways to redefine the kilogram was noted by the CIPM. The CIPM encouraged further discussions on scientific issues during the course of CIPM meetings.

Decision CIPM/103-15 (2014)

The CIPM approved the proposed text with the agreed changes for the five Draft Resolutions to be submitted to the General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) at its 25th meeting (2014). The CIPM charged the Director of the BIPM, A. Henson and R. Wielgosz to come forward with a Draft Resolution on the impact of metrology.

Decision CIPM/103-14 (2014)

The CIPM accepted the provisional timetable for the CGPM meeting and decided that the preparatory meeting on the dotation of the BIPM will take place on the morning of Monday 17 November 2014 (lab tours and presentations to follow in the afternoon).

The CIPM charged the CIPM President and Secretary to prepare a communication on formation of the Working Group on the Dotation of the BIPM to be sent to Member States.

Decision CIPM/103-13 (2014)

The CIPM approved the revised document CIPM MRA-D-05, version 1.5.

Decision CIPM/103-12 (2014)

The CIPM charged the BIPM to hold a meeting of NMI Directors in 2015 dedicated to the CIPM MRA review focusing on the benefits of the CIPM MRA, as well as establishing views on what works well, and what needs to be changed. Representatives from other key stakeholder groups will be invited to present their views. In the meantime, the CCs and the JCRB will be encouraged to continue their ongoing efforts to streamline operations within the existing framework, and prepare for the wider review in 2015.

Decision CIPM/103-10 (2014)

The CIPM charged the Working Group on CIPM Membership to come forward with proposed criteria and selection process of CC Presidents and good practices for the appointment of CC Working Group Chairpersons and Deputies, to be integrated into document CIPM-D-01, for approval by the CIPM at its November meeting. A proposal made by Dr P. Richard to include a section in the document to cover the creation of new CC Working Groups and the closure, merger and confirmation of active Working Groups will be further considered by the Working Group on CIPM Membership and the CIPM.

Decision CIPM/103-9 (2014)

The CIPM charged the CIPM Secretary to send a copy of the resignation document signed by the 16 members present at Session I of the 103rd meeting of the CIPM (March 2014) to the two absent members for them to sign and send it back as soon as possible.

Decision CIPM/103-8 (2014)

Following Decision CIPM/102-31, the CIPM in its meeting unanimously supported the proposed text on the planned resignation process for CIPM members required to implement the revised rules and procedure for election of CIPM members that will be submitted to the General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) at its 25th meeting (2014).

Decision CIPM/103-7 (2014)

The CIPM charged the CIPM Secretary to initiate by early April 2014 a second round of communication to Member States representatives and Directors of National Metrology Institutes seeking their continuing support to nominate potential candidates.

Decision CIPM/103-6 (2014)

The CIPM decided that, in response to the Norwegian concerns on aspects of the Criteria and process for election of CIPM members document, a letter will be prepared to be included in the CIPM minutes and charged the President of the CIPM to convey the message to Norway.

Decision CIPM/103-5 (2014)

The CIPM decided to convene a group composed of S. Arlen, W.E May, J. McLaren, and T.J. Quinn to review the wording of the Draft Resolution on the election of the CIPM.

Decision CIPM/103-4 (2014)

The CIPM, noting the action from the CC Presidents meeting requesting K. Carneiro to convene a meeting of CC Executive Secretaries (from CCs involved in key comparisons conducted on a sequential basis) to draft a guidance document to address delays in this type of key comparison for presentation to the CIPM, decided that that action should be discontinued following information received from the Director of the BIPM that he is already addressing this issue.

Decision CIPM/103-3 (2014)

The CIPM requested the BIPM to recirculate the JCGM "revised work programme" for WG2 sent to CIPM members in mid-December 2013 to ensure they have no further comments.

Decision CIPM/103-2 (2014)

The CIPM decided, on the basis of the criteria it has previously adopted, that it would be appropriate for the Republic of the Philippines to accede to the Metre Convention. The BIPM will convey the Decision, recalling Resolution 4 'On the status of Associate State of the General Conference' adopted by the CGPM at its 24th meeting, and the implications regarding the increase in subscription should the Republic of the Philippines choose to remain as an Associate of the CGPM.

Decision CIPM/103-1 (2014)

The CIPM accepted the minutes of the 102nd meeting of the CIPM as a true record.

Decision CIPM/102-46 (2013)

The CIPM decided to hold its next meeting in March 2014.

Decision CIPM/102-45 (2013)

The CIPM accepted the principle that the BIPM should establish an NMR facility subject to the availability of support from a third party and asked the CIPM bureau to review the document "BIPM Policy on Soliciting and Accepting Support from Third Parties".

Decision CIPM/102-43 (2013)

The CIPM approved the following changes to CIPM MRA documents:

Decision CIPM/102-42 (2013)

The CIPM approved the following changes in Consultative Committee membership:

  • UME (Turkey) as a member of the CCEM
  • INMETRO (Brazil) as an observer to the CCM
  • HSA (Singapore) as an observer of the CCQM
  • ENEA-INRIM (Italy) as an observer to the CCRI(III)

Decision CIPM/102-41 (2013)

The CIPM appointed Prof. Ullrich as President of the Consultative Committee for Units (CCU) from 1 January 2014.

Decision CIPM/102-40 (2013)

The CIPM considered the report from the President of the Consultative Committee for Ionizing Radiation (CCRI) and supported the continuation of the key comparison for accelerator dosimetry as planned during the period 2013-2015 and that this should continue to be a priority for the Work Programme 2016-2019. The BIPM will maintain a watching brief on developments at the NMIs in this area.

Decision CIPM/102-39 (2013)

The CIPM approved, in principle, the proposal from the President of the Consultative Committee for Amount of Substance: Metrology in Chemistry (CCQM) to reorganize its structure and change its name to better address biology within its scope.

Decision CIPM/102-38 (2013)

The CIPM noted Recommendation G1 (2013) "On a new definition of the kilogram" of the Consultative Committee for Mass and Related Quantities (CCM) and endorsed the new CCM activity statement, the CCM Draft Terms of Reference according to Appendix 2 of the CCM report submitted to the CIPM, and the new CCM structure and chairmanship according to section 3.2.1 to 3.2.3 of the CCM report.

Decision CIPM/102-37 (2013)

The CIPM gave the BIPM Director the authority to implement IPSAS 28, IPSAS 29 and IPSAS 30 on financial instruments for the 2013 financial statements of the BIPM Pension and Provident Fund.

Decision CIPM/102-36 (2013)

The CIPM approved the BIPM budget proposed for 2014, and endorsed the decision to present operating and investment expenditure separately.

Decision CIPM/102-35 (2013)

The CIPM endorsed online publication of the Rapport annuel aux Gouvernements des Hautes Parties contractantes sur la situation administrative et financière du Bureau international des poids et mesures.

Decision CIPM/102-34 (2013)

The CIPM agreed to delegate responsibility for verifying the financial statements of the BIPM and the BIPM Pension and Provident Fund to the CIPM Standing Sub-Committee on Finance. Final approval of the financial statements by the CIPM will be decided by correspondence on the advice of the sub-committee.

Decision CIPM/102-33 (2013)

The CIPM decided to empower the CIPM bureau to develop and circulate the Convocation and Resolutions for the 25th CGPM based on the draft documents discussed at the meeting and incorporating the comments from the CIPM.

Decision CIPM/102-32 (2013)

The CIPM supported the proposal to hold the next General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) over three days, preceded by a preparation day at the BIPM on the Monday of the week of the CGPM. The venue for the CGPM will be the Palais des Congrès de Versailles.

Decision CIPM/102-31 (2013)

The CIPM requested the BIPM to draft a decision for approval at its next meeting that will bring the new procedure into effect as described in Step 5 of the document 'Criteria and Process for Election of CIPM Members' (To initiate this new Election Process, current CIPM Members have collectively agreed to vacate their Appointments congruent with the first meeting of the newly elected CIPM if not re-elected).

Decision CIPM/102-30 (2013)

The CIPM accepted the changes proposed by Dr May to the document "Criteria and Process for Election of CIPM Members". The revised version to be placed on the CIPM webpage dated 25 October 2013.

Decision CIPM/102-29 (2013)

The CIPM will notify the CC Presidents that they should respond to any feedback received from NMI Directors, the RMOs or Member State Representatives with respect to their strategic plans. The CC Executive Secretaries will assist the CC Presidents in this task.

Decision CIPM/102-28 (2013)

The CIPM decided, on the basis of the criteria it has previously adopted, that it would be appropriate for the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Moldova to become States Parties to the Metre Convention. The BIPM will convey the Decision, recalling Resolution 4 'On the status of Associate State of the General Conference' adopted by the CGPM at its 24th meeting, and the implications regarding the increase in subscriptions should the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Moldova choose to remain as Associates of the CGPM.

Decision CIPM/102-27 (2013)

The CIPM accepted the minutes of Session I of the 102nd meeting of the CIPM as a true record.

Decision CIPM/102-26 (2013)

The CIPM endorsed the text of the 'BIPM Mission, Role and Objectives' document presented by the BIPM Director.

Decision CIPM/102-25 (2013)

The CIPM approved the changes proposed to the following CIPM documents:

  • CIPM/2005-06REV 'The CIPM MRA: 2005 Interpretation Document'
  • CIPM MRA-D-02 'Use of the CIPM MRA logo and certificates statement'
  • CIPM MRA-G-01 'Guide to the implementation of the CIPM MRA'
  • CIPM MRA-D-04 'Calibration and Measurement Capabilities in the context of the CIPM MRA'
  • CIPM MRA-D-05 'Measurement comparisons in the CIPM MRA'.

Decision CIPM/102-24 (2013)

The CIPM adopted the Recommendation 'Updates to the list of standard frequencies' of the Consultative Committee for Time and Frequency (CCTF) as CIPM Recommendation CI-2013.

Decision CIPM/102-23 (2013)

The CIPM decided, on the basis of the criteria it has previously adopted, that it would be appropriate for Albania to become a State Party to the Metre Convention. The BIPM will convey the Decision, recalling Resolution 4 'On the status of Associate State of the General Conference' adopted by the CGPM at its 24th meeting, and the implications regarding the increase in subscription should Albania choose to remain an Associate of the CGPM.

Decision CIPM/102-22 (2013)

The CIPM endorsed the activities of the CIPM ad hoc Working Group on Conditions of Employment, and requested the ad hoc Working Group to present the results of its studies to the CIPM at its next meeting and to the representatives of States Parties to the Metre Convention and Directors of National Metrology Institutes at their meeting in October 2013.

Decision CIPM/102-21 (2013)

The CIPM endorsed the activities of the CIPM Standing Sub-Committee on Pensions and Health Insurance, and requested the Sub-Committee to present the results of its studies to the CIPM at its next meeting and to the representatives of States Parties to the Metre Convention and Directors of National Metrology Institutes at their meeting in October 2013.

Decision CIPM/102-20 (2013)

The CIPM instructed the BIPM Director and the CIPM bureau to develop an agenda for the next CGPM in November 2014 based on a 3-day meeting, preceded by a day for a 'pre meeting' on the Dotation of the BIPM and for laboratory visits at the BIPM. The draft agenda should be presented to the next meeting of the CIPM and be ready for consideration by the representatives of States Parties to the Metre Convention and Directors of National Metrology Institutes at their meeting in October 2013.

Decision CIPM/102-19 (2013)

As part of the CIPM's intention to encourage a stronger strategic perspective, the CIPM will identify one or two cross-cutting "grand metrology challenges" considering potential liaisons with the ILAC, the ISO and the OIML and other relevant international organizations with missions complementary to the BIPM and charge the Presidents of the Consultative Committees to assess the implications to their strategies and future programmes.

Decision CIPM/102-18 (2013)

The CIPM welcomed the analysis of the rationale for the laboratory activities at the BIPM presented at the meeting. It requested the BIPM to circulate the analysis, and offered to provide its comments by the end of July 2013.

Decision CIPM/102-17 (2013)

The CIPM President will issue an invitation to the leadership of the Versailles Project on Advanced Materials and Standards (VAMAS) to a meeting of the CIPM bureau in 2014 to explore whether there would be value in closer collaboration between VAMAS and the CIPM.

Decision CIPM/102-16 (2013)

The CIPM encouraged Presidents and Executive Secretaries of the Consultative Committees (CCs) to reflect on comments received from National Metrology Institutes specific to their CC strategy and to decide, in consultation with their CC (and/or appropriate Working Groups), whether revision is necessary.

Decision CIPM/102-15 (2013)

The CIPM endorsed the work done by the Consultative Committees in preparing the strategy documents. It acknowledged the useful and supportive feedback from the Directors of National Metrology Institutes. It supported the BIPM Director regarding the direction of the initiative and instructed him to continue to develop a global perspective.

Decision CIPM/102-14 (2013)

The CIPM approved the plans for an extraordinary campaign of measurements with the international prototype of the kilogram, presented by the Acting Director of the Mass Department, and confirmed their agreement that the BIPM Director should have access to the vault to remove the international prototype of the kilogram for use in this campaign.

Decision CIPM/102-13 (2013)

The CIPM endorsed the initiative of both the President of the Consultative Committee for Mass and Related Quantities (CCM) and the CCM in developing a roadmap showing the steps required in mass metrology to achieve a redefinition of the SI by 2018.

Decision CIPM/102-12 (2013)

The BIPM Director will provide an electronic copy of the 'Compendium of main rules and practices applicable to the BIPM' to CIPM members by the end of July 2013.

Decision CIPM/102-11 (2013)

The CIPM members were requested to consider potential candidates for CIPM membership and submit their names and CVs to the Secretary of the CIPM by the end of September 2013 in order for the CIPM to review the CVs at Session II of the 102nd meeting of the CIPM in October 2013.

Decision CIPM/102-10 (2013)

The CIPM agreed unanimously to elect Prof. E.O. Göbel as an Honorary Member of the CIPM in recognition of his contribution to the CIPM as a member from 1997 to 2012 and as President from 2004 to 2010. The CIPM President will inform Prof. E.O. Göbel.

Decision CIPM/102-9 (2013)

The CIPM decided to charge the CIPM ad hoc Working Group on CIPM Membership with developing procedures for the election of Presidents, Working Group Chairs and Deputy Chairs of Consultative Committees. The ad hoc Working Group on CIPM Membership is also asked to draft the criteria and process for the election of Vice Presidents of the CIPM, Honorary Members of the CIPM and Emeritus Directors of the BIPM.

Decision CIPM/102-8 (2013)

The CIPM approved the document 'Draft Criteria and Process for Election of CIPM Members' prepared by the CIPM ad hoc Working Group on CIPM Membership, as amended following discussion. The CIPM agreed to present it to the representatives of States Parties to the Metre Convention and Directors of National Metrology Institutes at their meeting in October 2013.

Decision CIPM/102-7 (2013)

The CIPM approved the principle of the changes to Rule 14.5.17 'Therapeutic part time' of the Regulations, Rules and Instructions applicable to staff members of the BIPM (RRI) and will confirm the final draft text by correspondence.

Decision CIPM/102-6 (2013)

The CIPM approved the principle of the changes to Rule 11.10.10 'Health and safety at work' of the Regulations, Rules and Instructions applicable to staff members of the BIPM (RRI) without objection and will confirm the final draft text by correspondence.

Decision CIPM/102-4 (2013)

After due consideration of the 2012 audited BIPM Pension and Provident Fund financial statements, the CIPM approved the 2012 BIPM Pension and Provident Fund financial statements without objection and decided to transfer to 'Other reserves' of the Pension and Provident Fund the net result for the 2012 period which amounts to -10.105 million Euros.

The CIPM discharged the Director of the BIPM from all liability in respect of his administration of the BIPM Pension and Provident Fund for the 2012 financial period.

Decision CIPM/102-3 (2013)

After due consideration of the 2012 audited BIPM financial statements, the CIPM approved the 2012 BIPM financial statements without objection and decided to transfer to 'Other reserves' the net result for the 2012 period which amounts to -3.654 million Euros. The CIPM discharged the Director of the BIPM from all liability in respect of his administration for the 2012 financial period.

Decision CIPM/102-2 (2013)

The CIPM approved the revised Terms of Reference of the CIPM Standing Sub Committee on Finance; these revisions were to take primary responsibility with regard to due diligence studies and the effective and timely preparation of the BIPM financial statements.

Decision CIPM/102-1 (2013)

The CIPM agreed that the minutes of the 101st meeting (2012) were confirmed by correspondence.

Decision CIPM/101-66 (2012)

The CIPM discussed the actions and noted the timeline for the preparation forthe 25th meeting of the CGPM.

Decision CIPM/101-64 (2012)

The CIPM authorized the BIPM Director to submit the draft protocol for "The BIPM Calibration Campaign in anticipation of the kilogram redefinition" to the CCM for review and provision of a recommendation to the CIPM.

The Director to submit the protocol to the CCM for review and completion, with the request to draft provision of a recommendation to the CIPM to approve the completed protocol. CIPM approval can be obtained by correspondence. [Action CIPM/101-22]

Decision CIPM/101-63 (2012)

The CIPM decided to recommend to the JCGM the development of a VIN (International Vocabulary for Nominal Properties) as a work item for JCGM WG2.

The BIPM Director will inform the IUPAC [regarding the development of a VIN by JCGM WG2] and will take further appropriate actions and report back to the CIPM. [Action CIPM/101-21]

Decision CIPM/101-62 (2012)

The CIPM decided to recommend to the JCGM the development of an on-line, annotated version of the VIM3 as a work item for JCGM WG2.

BIPM Director will take appropriate actions [with regard to Development of an on-line, annotated version of the VIM3] and report back to the CIPM. [Action CIPM/101-20]

Decision CIPM/101-61 (2012)

The CIPM approved the changes made in the Declaration of Cooperation between the CIPM, IFCC and ILAC, for the establishment of a Joint Committee for Traceability in Laboratory Medicine (JCTLM).

Decision CIPM/101-60 (2012)

The CIPM approved JCRB Recommendations 29/1 and 29/2.

Decision CIPM/101-59 (2012)

The CIPM took note of the progress on setting up a cost accounting system.

Decision CIPM/101-58 (2012)

The CIPM approved the BIPM 2013 budget.

Decision CIPM/101-57 (2012)

The CIPM took note of the BIPM estimated outturn for 2012.

Decision CIPM/101-56 (2012)

The CIPM approved the rescheduling agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran and mandated the BIPM Director to sign it on behalf of the CIPM.

The BIPM Director will sign the rescheduling agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran on behalf of the CIPM. [Action CIPM/101-19]

Decision CIPM/101-55 (2012)

The CIPM agreed with the proposed revised Article 15 of the BIPM Financial Regulations.

Decision CIPM/101-54 (2012)

The CIPM appointed Dr T. Usuda (NMIJ, Japan) as President of the Consultative Committee for Photometry and Radiometry.

Decision CIPM/101-53 (2012)

The CIPM appointed Dr P. Richard (METAS, Switzerland) as President of the Consultative Committee for Mass and Related Quantities.

Decision CIPM/101-52 (2012)

The CIPM approved the following changes in Consultative Committee membership:

  • PMOD/WRC (Switzerland) as a member of the CCPR;
  • INMETRO (Brazil) as an observer in the CCPR;
  • CMI (Czech Republic) as an observer in the CCPR;
  • INMETRO (Brazil) as a member of the CCT;
  • HMI/FSB-LPM (Croatia) as an observer in CCT;
  • ON/DSHO (Brazil) as an observer in the CCTF;
  • UME (Turkey) as a member of the CCQM;
  • Government Laboratory in Hong Kong (China) as an observer in the CCQM.

Decision CIPM/101-51 (2012)

The CIPM took note of the CCL Draft Proposal on CMC writing rules and noted that the BIPM Director has considered this matter and no further action will be taken.

Decision CIPM/101-50 (2012)

The CIPM took note of Recommendation CCTF 6 (2012).

The BIPM Director will formulate a draft response to the ITU and circulate it to the CIPM as soon as possible with a short deadline for comments. [Action CIPM/101-18]

Decision CIPM/101-49 (2012)

The CIPM took note of Recommendation CCTF 5 (2012).

Decision CIPM/101-48 (2012)

The CIPM took note of Recommendation CCTF 4 (2012).

Decision CIPM/101-47 (2012)

The CIPM took note of Recommendation CCTF 3 (2012).

Decision CIPM/101-46 (2012)

The CIPM took note of Recommendation CCTF 2 (2012).

Decision CIPM/101-45 (2012)

The CIPM accepted Recommendation CCTF 1 (2012), agreed to make it a CIPM recommendation and asked the BIPM Director to prepare a Draft Resolution for the 25th CGPM meeting and submit it to the CIPM bureau in March 2013.

The BIPM Director will prepare a Draft Resolution for the 25th CGPM meeting and submit it to the CIPM bureau in March 2013. [Action CIPM/101-17]

Decision CIPM/101-44 (2012)

The CIPM decided to rename the 'CIPM Standing Sub-Committee on Science Strategy' the 'CIPM Standing Sub-Committee on Strategy'.

Decision CIPM/101-43 (2012)

The CIPM agreed to invite Dr Friederike Weritz, government representative of Germany, to take part in the ad hoc Working Group on CIPM Membership.

The BIPM Director will send an invitation to Dr Friederike Weritz. [Action CIPM/101-16]

Decision CIPM/101-41 (2012)

The CIPM took note of the Secretary's Report.

Decision CIPM/101-40 (2012)

The CIPM agreed to change the date of Session I of the 102nd meeting of the CIPM to the following:

CIPM bureau 17 to 18 June 2013

CIPM meeting 19 to 21 June 2013.

Decision CIPM/101-39 (2012)

The CIPM supported the initiative to reduce the costs in connection with its meetings.

Decision CIPM/101-38 (2012)

The CIPM supported the document proposed by Dr T.J. Quinn and for him to make a presentation at the meeting of the JCGM Working Group 2 on the VIM.

Decision CIPM/101-36 (2012)

The CIPM authorized the Director of the BIPM to sign the Memorandum of Understanding between the BIPM and the IAEA.

Decision CIPM/101-35 (2012)

The CIPM approved the JCRB proposed resolutions 28/1 and 28/2.

Decision CIPM/101-34 (2012)

The CIPM approved the proposed changes to document CIPM MRA-D-05 with the exception of the three week period which will be extended to six weeks.

Decision CIPM/101-33 (2012)

The CIPM approved the proposed changes to document CIPM 2005-05. The document CIPM 2005-05 will be referenced CIPM 2005-05 Rev. June 2012.

Decision CIPM/101-32 (2012)

The CIPM approved the proposed changes to document CIPM-D-01.

Decision CIPM/101-31 (2012)

The CIPM agreed that the next meeting of the CGPM will be held in November 2014.

Decision CIPM/101-27 (2012)

The CIPM approved the proposal that the point be adjusted temporarily during the period 2013-2015 by a maximum of 1 % on an annual basis.

Decision CIPM/101-26 (2012)

The CIPM approved the modification to Rule 11.10.3 of the RRI, entitled Health insurance and retired staff members, effective 1 January 2013.

Decision CIPM/101-25 (2012)

The CIPM approved the modification to Rule 11.10.2 of the RRI, entitled Insurance contract and contributions, effective 1 January 2013.

Decision CIPM/101-24 (2012)

The CIPM approved the modification to Regulation 10.2 of the RRI, entitled Salaries scale, effective 1 January 2013.

Decision CIPM/101-20 (2012)

The CIPM agreed with Recommendation 19 of the ad hoc Working Group which will be considered by the Standing Sub-Committee on pensions and health insurance.

Decision CIPM/101-19 (2012)

The CIPM agreed that the duration of CGPM meetings should be reduced and decided that the CC Presidents will give only short reports during the CGPM and will be available for questions.

The CIPM bureau and the BIPM will examine ways and means of further reducing the duration of the CGPM meetings. [Action CIPM/101-6]

Decision CIPM/101-18 (2012)

The CIPM agreed that the BIPM budget should be decided by the CGPM for a four year period but questioned the need to have a CGPM meeting every two years and suggested that the objectives could be achieved through regular meetings with representatives of States Parties to the Metre Convention.

Decision CIPM/101-17 (2012)

The CIPM did not agree with Recommendation 16 of the ad hoc Working Group. The CIPM is mindful that on occasions it may be necessary to seek a CC President from outside the CIPM if the appropriate skills are not available in the CIPM.

Decision CIPM/101-16 (2012)

The CIPM agreed in principle with Recommendation 15 of the ad hoc Working Group.

The CIPM will establish an ad hoc Working Group on CIPM membership to look at the requirements of Recommendations 13, 14 and 15. [Action CIPM/101-5]

Decision CIPM/101-15 (2012)

The CIPM agreed in principle with Recommendation 14 of the ad hoc Working Group.

Decision CIPM/101-14 (2012)

The CIPM is in favour of retaining provisional elections, possibly based on a list of candidates put forward to the CGPM and based on the criteria developed in accordance with Recommendation 14. The CIPM agreed in principle with the first part of Recommendation 13 but disagreed with the re-election of half of the CIPM every two years.

Decision CIPM/101-13 (2012)

The CIPM agreed with Recommendation 12 of the ad hoc Working Group.

Decision CIPM/101-12 (2012)

The CIPM agreed with Recommendation 11 of the ad hoc Working Group.

Decision CIPM/101-11 (2012)

The CIPM decided that minutes be kept as short as possible while maintaining the rationale behind the discussions and decisions. Executive summaries and lists of decisions and actions should be made available to those entitled to them as soon as possible after meetings.

The BIPM Director will examine the reports and information prepared by the BIPM, indicating those specifically required under the Metre Convention, analyze where rationalizations can be made and present the information to the CIPM. [Action CIPM/101-4]

Decision CIPM/101-10 (2012)

The CIPM agreed with Recommendations 6 to 10, and will seek clarification of the level of detail recommended by the ad hoc Working Group for the documents produced by the BIPM.

The CIPM Secretary will liaise with members of the ad hoc Working Group to seek clarification regarding Recommendations 6 to 10. [Action CIPM/101-3]

Decision CIPM/101-8 (2012)

The CIPM decided that two standing sub-committees will be established for (a)finance and (b) pensions and health insurance.

Decision CIPM/101-7 (2012)

The CIPM agreed with Recommendation 3 of the ad hoc Working Group.

Decision CIPM/101-6 (2012)

The CIPM agreed that there is a need to change the engagement process between the CIPM, NMI Directors and representatives of States Parties to the Metre Convention related to the activities of the Consultative Committees and development of the BIPM programme of work. The suggestions in Recommendation 2 were supported in spirit but there were some concerns about the mechanisms to implement it.

The BIPM Director and the Director of the International Liaison and Communication Department will examine and formulate a plan for what is needed to implement Recommendation 2. [Action CIPM/101-1]

Decision CIPM/101-5 (2012)

Recommendation 1 of the ad hoc Working Group was discussed by the CIPM and a Working Group was convened to refine the proposed text.

Decision CIPM/101-4 (2012)

The CIPM agreed to cease the subsidy of the pensioners' contributions out of the health insurance reserve fund starting 1 January 2013.

Decision CIPM/101-3 (2012)

The CIPM approved the programme of work and budget of the BIPM for the years 2013 to 2015. Noting that the budget is conservative it was agreed that additional funds that become available would preferentially be used to support BIPM activities related to the redefinition of the kilogram, as a high priority.

Decision CIPM/101-2 (2012)

The CIPM approved the extension of the cooperative agreement with the NIST in chemistry.

Decision CIPM/101-1 (2012)

The CIPM agreed that the minutes of the 100th meeting (2011) were confirmed by correspondence and that the printed version tabled is a true copy of what was circulated.

CIPM/90-1 (2001)

"SI units" and "units of the SI"

The CIPM approved in 2001 the following proposal of the CCU regarding "SI units" and "units of the SI":

  • "We suggest that "SI units" and "units of the SI" should be regarded as names that include both the base units and the coherent derived units, and also all units obtained by combining these with the recommended multiple and sub-multiple prefixes.

  • We suggest that the name "coherent SI units" should be used when it is desired to restrict the meaning to only the base units and the coherent derived units."