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Resolution JCRB/43-1 (2021)

Due to the continuing effects of the global pandemic on travel and workplace accessibility, the JCRB allows the RMOs to extend the validity of RMO-approved quality management systems for one year if it is not possible to develop sufficient confidence in reviews carried out online, in person or a combination of both. The JCRB will revisit this topic at its 44th meeting.

Recommendation JCRB/43-1 (2021)

The JCRB agrees that GULFMET fulfills all requirements described in CIPM MRA-P-12 Appendix B, section B1, and recommends the CIPM to admit GULFMET as a full member of the JCRB, with a voice and the right to vote.

Action JCRB/43-5 (2021)

Following the finalization of EURAMET.RI.32.2019 on the JCRB CMC website, the JCRB Executive Secretary shall close the site for all other users except “tcguest”. Upon closure, the JCRB CMC website will remain available but not linked from the BIPM website.

Action JCRB/43-4 (2021)

The ad hoc Task Group established in Action 41/1 to submit its proposal (with tracked changes) to the published version of CIPM MRA-G-12 and related changes CIPM MRA-P-11 to the JCRB Executive Secretary by 15 April. The JCRB Secretary will circulate to all RMOs for comment by 15 June. The ad hoc TG to prepare a consolidated proposal for submission to the JCRB no later than 15 August.

Action JCRB/43-3 (2021)

The Task Group established in Action 42/3 will prepare a short paper which proposes specific changes to CIPM MRA-G-11 and provides justification for each change that explains how the operation of the MRA will be improved. The paper shall be sent to the JCRB Executive Secretary before 30 April for circulation to the RMOs. Comments from the RMOs on the report will be requested by 15 July to allow the Task group to prepare a consolidated proposal by 15 August for submission to the 44th JCRB meeting.

Action JCRB/43-2 (2021)

The JCRB requests the JCRB Executive Secretary to incorporate the two minor editorial changes to CIPM MRA-P-11 and CIPM MRA-G-13 and publish them on 31st March. Versions of the documents with tracked changes will be circulated to the RMOs for information.

Action JCRB/43-1 (2021)

All RMOs to communicate to M. Dobre the email addresses of contact persons in order to exchange information on digital transformation by the end of March.

Resolution JCRB/42-8 (2020)

(Confirmed by post-meeting correspondence 13 December 2020)

The suite of documents approved in resolutions 42/3 and 42/7 will come into effect on 11 January 2021. Concurrently, CIPM MRA-D-02, CIPM MRA-D-04, CIPM MRA-D-05, CIPM MRA-D-06, CIPM MRA-G-01, CIPM MRA-G-02, CIPM MRA-G-03, CIPM MRA-G-04 and CIPM MRA-P-01 will be withdrawn.

Resolution JCRB/42-7 (2020)

(Confirmed by post-meeting correspondence 13 December 2020)

The CIPM MRA-G-11, CIPM MRA-G-12 and CIPM MRA-G-13 documents are approved.

Resolution JCRB/42-6 (2020)

The 43rd meeting of the JCRB will take place in Sèvres, France during the week beginning 15th March 2021. In case a physical meeting cannot be held, an online meeting will be organized on the same dates.

Resolution JCRB/42-5 (2020)

The JCRB CMC website shall close no later than 2021-06-30. The final date will be decided at the 43rd JCRB meeting.   

Resolution JCRB/42-4 (2020)

Due to the effect of the global pandemic on travel and workplace accessibility, the JCRB approves an extension until June 2021, for all RMO-approved quality management systems set to expire in calendar year 2020, if needed. The JCRB will revisit this topic at its 43rd meeting.

Resolution JCRB/42-3 (2020)

(Agreed by correspondence)

The CIPM MRA-P-11, CIPM MRA-P-12 and CIPM MRA-P-13 documents are approved.

Resolution JCRB/42-2 (2020)

(Agreed by correspondence)

The 42nd JCRB meeting will be held in a series of daily on-line meetings 8 – 10 September, 11:00 to 13:00 (UTC).

Resolution JCRB/42-1 (2020)

Agreed by correspondence

Considering the restrictions imposed in response to the global coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, the end of the transition period to 17025:2017 as decided in JCRB resolution 39/3 is extended from 30 November 2020 to 1 June 2021.

Action JCRB/42-3 (2020)

A Task Group will initiate a technical review of the statistical criteria in guideline CIPM MRA-G-11, and report and propose recommendations at the 43rd meeting of the JCRB.  The Task Group will be led by Antonio Possolo (SIM-NIST) and should have representation from each RMO (1 or 2 members from each).

Action JCRB/42-2 (2020)

The term of the ad hoc Task Group established in Action 41/1, to formulate a proposal regarding the reporting requirements and associated process related to the JCRB actions to establish confidence in each RMOs QS review process, is extended until the 43rd meeting of the JCRB. The latest date for submitting the proposal to the JCRB is 11 February 2021. The task group is charged to launch its first virtual meeting by 10 October 2020.

The task group may also discuss considerations and impacts of any special measures, such as virtual reviews and approvals, taken to address restrictions imposed due to the global pandemic.

The membership is updated to include Georgette Macdonald (convenor), Noha Khaled, Lerato Ntatamala, Kazuaki Yamazawa, Yang Ping, Nino Mikanadze, Kai Stoll-Malke, Julien Vuillemin-Toledo, Asma Al Hosani and Sally Bruce.

Action JCRB/42-1 (2020)

RMOs shall work with their TCs to review the status of RMO KCs and SCs that have not been completed in 5 years (as listed in the KCDB report) and report to the 43rd meeting of the JCRB.

Resolution JCRB/41-3 (2019)

UPDATE of Resolution 41/1: Following a request from the CIPM President and other CIPM members participating in the JCRB to re-consider the dates of the 42nd JCRB meeting, an e-mail enquiry was held amongst the RMOs. Five RMOs supported the proposal and consequently Resolution 41/1 was revoked on 13 December 2019. The 42nd meeting of the JCRB will take place in Sèvres, France 12-13 March 2020.

Resolution JCRB/41-2 (2019)

The 43rd meeting of the JCRB to take place week 37, 2020 in Bogota, Colombia. The JCRB Executive Secretary will collaborate with the Instituto Nacional de Metrología de Colombia (INM) and SIM to host it following the 42nd JCRB meeting.

Resolution JCRB/41-1 (2019)

The 42nd meeting of the JCRB will take place in Sèvres, France 10-11 March 2020.

UPDATE: See Resolution 41/3

Action JCRB/41-2 (2019)

APMP to send its revised guidelines for the operation of Hybrid Comparisons to the next meeting of the JCRB.

Action JCRB/41-1 (2019)

An ad hoc Task Group {Georgette Macdonald, Noha Khaled, Kazuaki Yamazawa, Nino Mikanadze, Kai Stoll-Malke, Asma Al Hosani} is established to formulate a proposal for consideration at the 42nd meeting of the JCRB regarding the reporting requirements and associated process related to the JCRB actions to establish confidence in each RMOs QS review process. The proposal may include recommendations related to the informal meeting of RMO QS review representatives and updates to CIPM MRA-G-02 'Guidelines for the monitoring and reporting of the operation of quality systems by RMOs'. The latest date for submitting the proposal to the JCRB is 11 February 2020.

Resolution JCRB/40-2 (2019)

The 42nd meeting of the JCRB to take place in Sevres, France week 11, 2020.

Action JCRB/40-5 (2019)

Following Resolution 39/2, the BIPM will finalize arrangements with the SIM QSTF Chair for the review of the BIPM QMS (by the end of April 2019).

Action JCRB/40-4 (2019)

BIPM to review existing JCRB documents for guidance relating to CIPM MRA participants that wish to cease their involvement in the CIPM MRA, and to prepare a summary and a proposal (if necessary) to be presented to the 41st JCRB.

Action JCRB/40-3 (2019)

JCRB Chair to consult the CCQM and CCRI Presidents and then write to request the EU-JRC to clarify whether their intention with respect to the CIPM MRA is to cease participation or to re-instate their CMCs.

Action JCRB/40-2 (2019)

In order to support the restructuring of the CIPM MRA document suite, the JCRB Delegate from each RMO will assign a person to support the review of the drafts by 31 March 2019.

Resolution JCRB/39-6 (2018)

The date and location of the 41st meeting of the JCRB will be decided at the 40th meeting, noting that the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) has offered to host it in Dubai (UEA) in week 37 of 2019.

Resolution JCRB/39-5 (2018)

The 40th meeting of the JCRB will take place on March 13 and 14, 2019 at Sevres, France. The meeting will start in the morning of March 13, 2019 and will last two days with the end of last day at 16.00. The JCRB Executive Secretary will collaborate with the RMO TCQ Chairs to collocate an informal meeting amongst them.

Resolution JCRB/39-4 (2018)

The JCRB recommends that the CIPM MRA Guidance documents be updated to reflect the transition period agreed by the JCRB for the adoption of ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 17034.

Resolution JCRB/39-3 (2018)

The JCRB, noting the publication of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and ISO 17034:2016, and their importance to the CIPM MRA, decides that the RMOs shall ensure that all NMIs and DIs declaring CMCs within the CIPM MRA shall have demonstrated the conformance of their quality management systems to the above standards (in so much as they are applicable to the CMCs of the NMI or DI), no later than three years after the publication date of the standards.

Resolution JCRB/39-2 (2018)

The JCRB thanks EURAMET for the work of the EURAMET TC-Q in receiving presentations of the BIPM Quality Management System (QMS) from 2014 to 2018 and welcomes the offer of SIM to allow BIPM to present its QMS to the SIM QSTF from 2019 to 2023.

Action JCRB/39-4 (2018)

The BIPM to circulate a questionnaire to each participant in the 39th JCRB to obtain feedback on the logistics and organization of the meeting.

Action JCRB/39-3 (2018)

Each RMO to provide the JCRB Executive Secretary with information on the date and place of upcoming TCQ Meetings. The JCRB Executive Secretary to collate this information and share with RMO TCQ Chairs.

Action JCRB/39-2 (2018)

Each RMO will complete two sheets (doc 39/05.2) summarising progress with addressing the recommendations from the review of the implementation of the CIPM MRA. They will be sent to the JCRB Executive Secretary by 30th April 2018.

Action JCRB/39-1 (2018)

Each RMO will send the name of a person responsible for capacity building activities in their region to C Kuanbayev at BIPM together with a short description of the RMO's vision for capacity building activities both at the regional and the JCRB levels (by 30th April 2018). BIPM will circulate a summary of the responses to the JCRB.

Resolution JCRB/38-3 (2017)

The 40th meeting of the JCRB will take place on March 2019. The exact days and place for the Meeting will be determined later.

Resolution JCRB/38-2 (2017)

The 39th meeting of the JCRB will take place on March 14, 15 and 16, 2018 at Sevres, France. The meeting will start in the morning of March 14, 2018 and will last three days with the end of last day at 16.00.

Action JCRB/38-2 (2017)

The JCRB requests the CIPM to invite representation from the JCRB to take part in meetings of the CC Presidents in order to encourage communication between the JCRB and the CCs.

Resolution JCRB/37-4 (2017)

The decision whether to hold a JCRB meeting in September 2018 will be taken at the 38th meeting of the JCRB in September 2017 (noting that the CGPM will be held in the November 2018). If the meeting is held then this 40th meeting of the JCRB will take place during week 37 (the week beginning September 10, 2018) and will be hosted in Dubai by GULFMET.

Resolution JCRB/37-3 (2017)

The 39th meeting of the JCRB will take place on March 14 and 15, 2018 at BIPM.

Resolution JCRB/37-2 (2017)

The 38th meeting of the JCRB will take on September 13 and 14, 2017 at Bern, Switzerland. The meeting will start in the morning of September 13 2017 and will last two full days if warranted by the Agenda items, otherwise for a full day and a half.

Resolution JCRB/37-1 (2017)

JCRB approves the proposed changes to the suite of JCRB documents, primarily to update the references from ISO Guide 34 replacing them with ISO 17034 (following the publication of that standard in November 2016), and including a number of minor corrections, and instructs the BIPM to update and publish the guidance documents accordingly.

Action JCRB/37-4 (2017)

The JCRB agrees with the proposal made by the BIPM that in KCDB 2.0 the range and uncertainty should, if possible, be in a numerically searchable format, noting that this would require the transform of existing CMC data and charges the BIPM to continue work on developing KCDB 2.0.

Action JCRB/37-3 (2017)

The JCRB charged a task group (comprising Claudia Santo (convener), Beat Jeckelmann, Peter Manson, Zakithi Msimang, and Toshiyuki Takatsuji) with collating the ideas around the possibilities of “broad-scope CMCs” such that they can be considered by the CCs.

Action JCRB/37-2 (2017)

BIPM to propose amendments to CIPM MRA-D-01 “Rules and procedures for the JCRB ” to better reflect that the JCRB Terms of Reference require it to work by consensus, which is the norm modus operandi, and that voting is only used when consensus cannot be achieved.

Action JCRB/37-1 (2017)

GULFMET to make available their guidance documents on QS and CMC review from their website and to provide a link to BIPM so it can be included on JCRB webpage (according to JCRB Action 30/2).

Resolution JCRB/36-1 (2016)

The 37th meeting of the JCRB will take on March 15 and 16, 2017 at the BIPM. The meeting will start on the afternoon of March 15 and will last a full day on March 16.

Action JCRB/36-5 (2016)

The JCRB charged a task group (comprising Claudia Santo (convener), Beat Jeckelmann, Peter Manson, Zakithi Msimang, and Toshiyuki Takatsuji) to prepare a draft document reviewing "best practices" in formulation and submission of CMCs, to be distributed prior to the 37th JCRB meeting in March, 2017.

Action JCRB/36-4 (2016)

The JCRB welcomes the proposal made by the BIPM and charges the BIPM to progress to the next stage of developing KCDB 2.0.

Action JCRB/36-3 (2016)

The JCRB charged a task group (comprising Alan Steele (convener), Peter Fisk, Andy Henson, Beat Jeckelmann, Wynand Louw, Mohammed Al Mulla, and Pavel Neyezhmakov) to prepare a draft RACI analysis of the MRA Review Working Group recommendations, based on the JCRB Strategic Approach to the MRA Review (JCRB working document JCRB-36/05.1). The draft RACI analysis to be distributed to the JCRB prior to the 37th JCRB meeting in March, 2017.

Action JCRB/36-2 (2016)

The JCRB charged a task group (comprising Alan Steele (convener), Peter Fisk, Andy Henson, Beat Jeckelmann, Wynand Louw, Mohammed Al Mulla, and Pavel Neyezhmakov) to develop a presentation for the 2016 NMI Directors Meeting, of the JCRB response to the CIPM MRA review. The presentation to be based on the JCRB Strategic Approach to the MRA Review (JCRB working document JCRB-36/05.1).

Action JCRB/36-1 (2016)

The JCRB Executive Secretary will review current membership of the WG-RMO (or the equivalent designation) within each CC, and provide the list of members to the JCRB.

Resolution JCRB/35-2 (2016)

The 37th meeting of the JCRB will take place during the week beginning March 13, 2017 at the BIPM, on days to be decided.

Resolution JCRB/35-1 (2016)

The 36th meeting of the JCRB will take place on September 14 and 15, 2016 at KEBS, Nairobi, Kenya.

Recommendation JCRB/35-1 (2016)

The JCRB recommends to the CIPM to revise Point of Clarification 6 to CIPM 2005-06(REV); the revision to include the text of JCRB Resolution 34/1 regarding measurement comparison reports.

Action JCRB/35-9 (2016)

The RMOs to remind TC and WG chairs of the requirement stated in CIPM MRA-D-04 to submit, at the beginning of the inter-RMO review, the confirmation that the QMS evidence supports the CMC set, and to consider how this will be embedded in the update to the KCDB/JCRB IT suite.

Action JCRB/35-8 (2016)

The KCDB will retire the use of the pop-up survey on the usage of the KCDB website.

Action JCRB/35-7 (2016)

The JCRB charged a subgroup (comprising Claudia Santo (convenor), Beat Jeckelmann, Toshiyuki Takatsuji and Zakithi Msimang) to prepare a draft position paper on the feasibility of "broader scope" CMCs for discussion at the next meeting of the JCRB.

Action JCRB/35-6 (2016)

The JCRB charged a subgroup (comprising Alan Steele (convenor), Peter Fisk, Beat Jeckelmann, Pavel Neyezhmakov, Wynand Louw, Mohammed Al Mulla and Andy Henson) to prepare a draft position paper on its response to the MRA review for discussion at the next meeting of the JCRB.

Action JCRB/35-5 (2016)

The BIPM to ask RMOs about the availability of materials to support the involvement of NMIs from countries and economies with emerging metrology systems in the work of the CIPM MRA.

Action JCRB/35-4 (2016)

The BIPM will identify possible metrics that might measure the quality of the intra-regional CMC reviews carried out by each RMO.

Action JCRB/35-3 (2016)

The BIPM to present a draft scope for the update to the KCDB/JCRB IT suite to the next JCRB meeting.

Action JCRB/35-2 (2016)

The RMOs to include an update on strategic planning with respect to KCs and SCs undertaken at the RMO TC level in their reports to the JCRB.

Action JCRB/35-11 (2016)

The JCRB approved the revision to CIPM MRA-D-05, "Measurement comparisons in the CIPM MRA" and the BIPM will inform the CIPM of the revision.

Action JCRB/35-10 (2016)

The BIPM will delete the listings of non-signatory and non-designated participants of comparisons that currently appear in the drop-down menus of the KCDB (recalling that all participants will continue to be listed in the comparison reports).

Action JCRB/35-1 (2016)

GULFMET is encouraged to register their comparisons (except those used for training purposes) in the KCDB and is reminded of the guidance on comparisons given in CIPM MRA-D-05, particularly section 5.1, regarding linkage between CIPM and RMO key comparisons.

Resolution JCRB/34-3 (2015)

The 36th meeting of the JCRB is notionally scheduled for week 37, September 13 and 14, 2016. The decision as to whether to hold the meeting and its location will be made at the 35th JCRB meeting.

Resolution JCRB/34-2 (2015)

The 35th meeting of the JCRB will take place on March 16 and 17, 2016 at the BIPM in Sevres.

Action JCRB/34-7 (2015)

The BIPM to look at the current practice within the KCDB website of listing non-signatory participants in comparisons, identifying how extensive the practice is, and establish the feasibility of rectifying inconsistencies within the website should the JCRB recommend a consistent and retroactive policy of website listings (either always list the non-signatory participants or never list the non-signatory participants).

Action JCRB/34-6 (2015)

The BIPM will review procedural documents of relevance to publishing reports of comparisons involving non-signatory participants, and draft proposed changes to those documents to be reviewed at the 35th JCRB meeting (revised policy stated in Resolution 34/1).

Action JCRB/34-5 (2015)

The BIPM to alert the CC presidents and CC executive secretaries of Resolution 34/1 which revises the policy for publishing results of comparisons involving participants who are non-signatories to the CIPM MRA.

Action JCRB/34-4 (2015)

The BIPM will investigate the programming burden related to providing customized deadline alert dates to RMO reviewers of CMCs. The specific request is to add a one week reminder prior to the deadline date for submitting the review, in addition to the present three week reminder.

Action JCRB/34-3 (2015)

RMOs to establish mechanisms to identify potential candidates to participate in the BIPM CBKT training program on "leaders of tomorrow" (scheduled for late 2016) and "a sound beginning" (scheduled for 2017) aimed at training metrologists in leadership and implementation roles in global metrology.

Action JCRB/34-2 (2015)

SIM will identify, by March 2016, an NMI within its region to work with the BIPM in developing a poster for World Metrology Day for 2017.

Action JCRB/34-1 (2015)

Each RMO will review their RMO/BIPM webpages and provide updated information where necessary to the JCRB Executive Secretary by March 1, 2016.

Resolution JCRB/33-2 (2015)

The 35th meeting of the JCRB is scheduled for March 16 and 17, 2016 at the BIPM in Sevres.

Resolution JCRB/33-1 (2015)

The 34th meeting of the JCRB will take place on September 8 and 9, 2015 at KazInMetr, Kazakhstan.

Action JCRB/33-9 (2015)

SIM volunteered to identify an NMI within its region to work with the BIPM in developing a poster for World Metrology Day for 2017.

Action JCRB/33-8 (2015)

COOMET volunteered to identify an NMI within its region to work with the BIPM in developing a poster for World Metrology Day for 2016.

Action JCRB/33-7 (2015)

The JCRB approved the new document "Designated Institutes participating in the CIPM MRA: Expectations and nomination form" and the BIPM will send the document to the CIPM for information.

Action JCRB/33-6 (2015)

The JCRB approved the revision to CIPM MRA-G-03, "Guidelines for the review of Quality Systems operated by IGO institutes and/or designated institutes, and the review of their calibration and measurement capabilities (CMCs)", and the BIPM will inform the CIPM of the revision.

Action JCRB/33-5 (2015)

The JCRB approved the revision to CIPM MRA-D-02, "Use of the CIPM MRA logo and certificates statement", and the BIPM will inform the CIPM of the revision.

Action JCRB/33-4 (2015)

In preparation for the October 2015 CIPM MRA review workshop, the RMOs will prepare a common presentation on behalf of the JCRB panel. This presentation will summarize shared views on the challenges for the sustainability of the CIPM MRA, and a range of responses proposed by different RMOs with their practical ideas for improvement. AFRIMETS will coordinate preparation of the presentation by collating input from the RMOs.

Action JCRB/33-3 (2015)

The BIPM KCDB office, as part of the KCDB report to the JCRB, to identify Key and Supplementary Comparisons which were started 5 or more years ago and have not reached a conclusion.

Action JCRB/33-2 (2015)

AFRIMETS to update their QS review documents (which are linked from the BIPM website).

Action JCRB/33-11 (2015)

RMOs will monitor the JCRB CMC website and contact appropriate TC chairs, regarding loss-of-right to vote on a CMC set due to either: not indicating they will review; not submitting a review for which they had indicated yes; or submitting a late review for which they had indicated yes.

Action JCRB/33-10 (2015)

RMOs will monitor the JCRB CMC website and contact appropriate TC chairs regarding CMC sets that have been in the status of "review still in progress" for two years or more.

Action JCRB/33-1 (2015)

The BIPM to review with the CIPM the process of the BIPM providing annual updates on its QMS between its formal presentations of the BIPM QMS (made at 5 year intervals to the RMOs on a rotating basis).

Resolution JCRB/32-4 (2014)

The 34th meeting of the JCRB is scheduled for September, 2015 at the KazInMetr, Kazakhstan.

Resolution JCRB/32-3 (2014)

The 33rd meeting of the JCRB will take place on March 18 and 19, 2015 at the BIPM.

Resolution JCRB/32-2 (2014)

Two JCRB meetings will be scheduled each year. A decision will be made on a "case by case" basis as to whether the second meeting is necessary. Rotation of the meetings between BIPM and regions will be decided accordingly.

Resolution JCRB/32-1 (2014)

There will not be a meeting of the JCRB in late 2014 (because of the logistics and workload related to the 25th CGPM).

Recommendation JCRB/32-1 (2014)

Each RMO to provide an official representative to the NMI Directors Workshop on CIPM MRA review.

Action JCRB/32-9 (2014)

Noting that the RMOs indicated that they either already have a dedicated webpage (EURAMET) for training or are in the process of creating such page (AFRIMETS, APMP, COOMET, SIM), the BIPM will propose to the DCMAS Network to include the appropriate links on their website. Furthermore BIPM will enquire whether it is possible for them to make "training" more visible on the website. RMOs to provide the JCRB Executive Secretary with appropriate links as soon as they become available.

Action JCRB/32-8 (2014)

EURAMET to collaborate with the BIPM to produce a generalized version of the paper "Role of DIs within the CIPM MRA" for wider use by the other RMOs and for possible adoption by the JCRB.

Action JCRB/32-7 (2014)

EURAMET to update their paper "Role of DIs within the CIPM MRA" taking due account comments received internally and from other RMOs for use internally within the EURAMET. BIPM to check that the revised EURAMET paper is consistent with CIPM MRA rules and practices.

Action JCRB/32-4 (2014)

BIPM to provide a list at each JCRB meeting of Associates of the CGPM who have been encouraged to become a Member State of the BIPM (in accordance with Resolution 4 of the 24th meeting of the CGPM).

Action JCRB/32-3 (2014)

BIPM to consider launching two (or one combined) questionnaire(s) related to the KCDB using the "pop-in" software addressing:
-"Why users are accessing the KCDB?" and
-"How easy (or not) it was to find the information?"

Action JCRB/32-15 (2014)

AFRIMETS has volunteered to identify an NMI within its region to work with BIPM and BIML in developing the World Metrology Day poster for 2015.

Action JCRB/32-13 (2014)

The JCRB Chairman to inform the CIPM of the changes to the form "Nomination of a Designated Institute" whereby in future the starting date of participation in the CIPM MRA will be considered as the date on which the BIPM receives the designation form.

Action JCRB/32-11 (2014)

BIPM to write to GULFMET thanking them for the 2013 progress report and welcoming the progress made. The letter should also include useful advice on key elements/activities that would increase the confidence of the metrology community as GULFMET strives to be as an RMO within the meaning of the CIPM MRA.

Action JCRB/32-10 (2014)

The JCRB Chairman to inform the CIPM that the CIPM MRA documents requiring revisions related to minor editorial and format changes and updating of internal cross references approved by the JCRB will be brought to the CIPM for information.

Action JCRB/32-1 (2014)

BIPM to amend the "Key and supplementary comparison registration and progress" form, so that the status "Protocol complete" reads "Protocol complete/approved".

Resolution JCRB/31-1 (2013)

The 32nd meeting of the JCRB will take place on March 26 and 27, 2014 at the BIPM.

Recommendation JCRB/31-1 (2013)

The JCRB recommends to the CIPM to approve changes to the guidance document CIPM MRA-D-04 by adding the new Section "12. Greying-out of published CMCs".

Action JCRB/31-4 (2013)

BIPM to investigate the feasibility of introducing a "pop-up questionnaire" into the KCDB to obtain information about the origins of enquirers (e.g. is the visitor to the KCDB from an NMI, industry, a calibration laboratory etc).

Action JCRB/31-3 (2013)

RMOs to each submit the name of an individual to contribute on their behalf to the development of the EURAMET paper "Towards a sustainable CIPM-MRA". Names to be submitted to the JCRB Executive Secretary within two weeks. This extended paper to be developed by EURAMET and submitted to the 32nd meeting of the JCRB where it will be an agenda item.

Action JCRB/31-2 (2013)

RMOs to submit comments, if any, on the EURAMET document "Role of DIs within the CIPM-MRA" within one month, in order that EURAMET can improve the document for possible wider use.

Action JCRB/31-1 (2013)

BIPM to develop an electronic format for the form "Key and supplementary comparison registration form" in order to improve the accuracy and consistency of the information relating to KC status on the KCDB.

Resolution JCRB/30-1 (2013)

In order to decrease the time taken for the inter-RMO review of CMCs, the JCRB resolves to revise CIPM MRA-D-04 as follows:

Recommendation JCRB/30-5 (2013)

The JCRB recommends to the CIPM to approve minor changes to CIPM MRA documentation (updating the references, cross references and resolving minor inconsistencies) as presented in JCRB-30/08.1. The changes relate to the following documents:

  • CIPM/2005-06REV;
  • CIPM MRA-D-02;
  • CIPM MRA-G-01;
  • CIPM MRA-D-04;
  • CIPM MRA-D-05.

Recommendation JCRB/30-4 (2013)

The JCRB recommends that the CIPM regularly monitors the status of Key Comparison reports in order to minimize the number of reports experiencing significant delays.

Recommendation JCRB/30-3 (2013)

The JCRB recommends that RMOs pay greater attention to the appropriate guidelines during intra RMO review in order to improve the efficiency of the inter RMO review of CMCs.

Recommendation JCRB/30-1 (2013)

The JCRB strongly encourages the CCs and the RMOs to use the BIPM Web Forum as a tool for effective information exchange and consider increased use of the "fast track" to promote more rapid processing of CMCs.

Action JCRB/30-5 (2013)

The JCRB Executive Secretary to write to NIM (China) to confirm the venue for the 31st JCRB meeting (September 18-19, 2013) and to advise RMO representatives to the JCRB accordingly.

Action JCRB/30-4 (2013)

The RMOs to submit papers addressing the two agenda items listed in Action 30/3 for circulation one month prior to the 31st JCRB meeting.

Action JCRB/30-3 (2013)

The JCRB Executive Secretary will place the following items on the agenda of the 31st JCRB meeting:
- The performance and vitality of DIs;
-What is the purpose of the KCDB? What is its impact on NMIs and stakeholders? Who uses it and what are its successes?

Action JCRB/30-2 (2013)

The RMOs should make available their guidance documents on QS and CMC review from their websites.

Action JCRB/30-1 (2013)

The JCRB Executive Secretary will develop text on "greying-out CMCs" and reinstating "greyed-out CMCs" for CIPM MRA-D-04 for approval at the next meeting of the JCRB.

Resolution JCRB/29-4 (2012)

The 31st meeting of the JCRB will be hosted by NIM (China) on September 18-19, 2013

Resolution JCRB/29-3 (2012)

The 30th meeting of the JCRB will begin on the afternoon of March 19, continuing for a full day March 20, 2013, following the Workshop on Best Practices in CMC Reviews, which will be held on March 18 and the morning of March 19, 2013.

Resolution JCRB/29-1 (2012)

The JCRB does not endorse the CCL's proposal to change the expression of uncertainty from a numerical value equation to a quantity value equation for CMCs published in the KCDB.

Recommendation JCRB/29-2 (2012)

The JCRB recommends to the CIPM to approve changes in Section 9 of the document CIPM MRA-D-05 amending the procedure to monitor the impact of comparisons.

Recommendation JCRB/29-1 (2012)

The JCRB recommends to the CIPM to approve changes to document CIPM MRA-G-01 that involve the updating of references to other CIPM MRA documents.

Action JCRB/29-6 (2012)

RMOs will provide papers on issues faced during the CMC workshop by the end of January 2013 to the JCRB Executive Secretary who will develop a summary document that will be circulated to participants by the end of February 2013.

Action JCRB/29-5 (2012)

The following will be incorporated into the agenda of the Workshop on Best Practices in CMC Reviews as objectives:

  • To help reduce the resource and time required for the review of new and modified CMCs, whilst not compromising their integrity, and
  • To improve communication and the sharing of knowledge between all involved within the processes of review of CMCs and necessary quality system review, by
    • Learning how the (5) RMOs undertake their tasks
    • Learning how the (9) CCs undertake their tasks
  • To agree actions/recommendations to disseminate/adopt and implement the "best practices" / opportunities for further efficiencies identified".
  • (If time permits), to extend the scope of the above with a session addressing "re-review".

Action JCRB/29-4 (2012)

A. Henson will attend at the AIC meeting to be held in Rio de Janeiro in October 2012 and continue to represent the JCRB views on relevant topics with ILAC.

Action JCRB/29-3 (2012)

The JCRB executive secretary will change the procedure for monitoring the impact of comparisons detailed in document on CIPM MRA-D-05 to include a provision for addressing communications related to inconsistencies between comparison results and published CMCs to the Quality TC/WG of the RMO to which the NMI in question belongs. The JCRB chairman will present the changes to the CIPM for approval.

Action JCRB/29-2 (2012)

The JCRB chairman will inform the RMO Quality TC/WG and the RMO Chairperson of the issue raised by the CCL WGMRA related to inconsistencies between a NMIs comparison results and its published CMCs and request timely feedback on the matter.

Action JCRB/29-1 (2012)

The KCDB office will provide information to the JCRB on the status of comparisons whose results are not yet available in the KCDB.

Resolution JCRB/28-4 (2012)

The 30th meeting of the JCRB followed by the Workshop on Best Practices in CMC Reviews will take place at the BIPM between March 18 and 20, 2013.

Resolution JCRB/28-3 (2012)

The 29th meeting of the JCRB will take place at at NIST on September 25 and 26, 2012.

Resolution JCRB/28-2 (2012)

The JCRB resolves that the QMS that must be in place prior to the acceptance of CMCs must be according to ISO/IEC 17025 (and ISO Guide 34 for CRMs) in line with requirements for calibration laboratories.

Resolution JCRB/28-1 (2012)

The JCRB resolves that laboratories should only be designated under the CIPM MRA when they have responsibility for national measurement standards and the dissemination of the units (i.e. providing traceability), as demonstrated by provision of appropriate and relevant services to customers.

Recommendation JCRB/28-1 (2012)

The JCRB recommends to the CIPM to approve changes to the text of Section 7.2 of document CIPM MRA-D-05.

Action JCRB/28-8 (2012)

At the 29th Meeting of the JCRB, RMOs will propose topics to be discussed within the brainstorming session that is to be on the agenda of the planned Workshop on Best Practices in CMC reviews.

Action JCRB/28-7 (2012)

APMP TCEM Chair I. Budovsky will propose that the CCEM WGRMO consider the issue of splitting EM CMC declaration files by category at their next meeting.

Action JCRB/28-5 (2012)

The KCDB manager will prepare a short document on the proposal to develop a web platform for the input and sharing of CMC declarations for review, outlining requirements and issues to consider, for presentation at the 29th meeting of the JCRB.

Action JCRB/28-4 (2012)

A letter will be sent to GULFMET summarizing JCRB's position on their application to join the JCRB as an RMO. A GULFMET delegation will be invited to join the 29th meeting of the JCRB as guests to discuss the next steps forward.

Action JCRB/28-3 (2012)

Resolutions 28/1 and 28/2 adopted by the JCRB will be incorporated into the BIPM procedure on the registration of new designated institutes and the letters that are sent to newly designated institutes as part of that procedure.

Action JCRB/28-2 (2012)

CCPR's new policy requiring NMIs to participate in repeats of comparisons that were used to support CMCs will be reviewed by the BIPM for compliance with the terms of the CIPM MRA. The CCPR policy will be discussed at the 29th JCRB meeting.

Action JCRB/28-1 (2012)

The JCRB view on the change to expression of uncertainty being considered by CCL will be presented at the next CCL meeting. The outcome concerning the change will be reported at the next JCRB meeting.

Resolution JCRB/27-3 (2011)

The 29th meeting of the JCRB will take place at NIST on September 25 and 26, 2012.

Resolution JCRB/27-2 (2011)

The 28th meeting of the JCRB will take place at the BIPM, beginning at 13:00 on April 3 and continuing full day on April 4, 2012.

Resolution JCRB/27-1 (2011)

The JCRB resolves that the CMCs of those institutes removed from Appendix A will automatically be deleted from the KCDB.

Recommendation JCRB/27-3 (2011)

The JCRB recommends to the CIPM to approve changes to CIPM MRA-D-05.

Recommendation JCRB/27-2 (2011)

The JCRB recommends that the CIPM adopt the draft guidelines on the authorship of comparison reports subject to the inclusion of SIM comments.

Recommendation JCRB/27-1 (2011)

The JCRB recommends to the CIPM to approve the BIPM ILAC Joint Communication on the Accreditation of NMI Services.

Action JCRB/27-5 (2011)

The BIPM international liaison officer will explore the possibility of adopting PTB Guide 6 as a BIPM document.

Action JCRB/27-4 (2011)

The BIPM will prepare a draft document on expectations from DIs for active engagement in the CIPM MRA (declaration of CMCs, participation in RMO activities) using the input provided by EURAMET at the meeting, in time for the next JCRB meeting.

Action JCRB/27-3 (2011)

The BIPM International Liaison Officer and the Executive Secretary of the JCRB will work to obtain information on the fields of designation of all DIs listed in Appendix A and report on the progress of such work at the next JCRB.

Action JCRB/27-2 (2011)

The CMCs of RMTC of Latvia will be permanently deleted from the KCDB due to the fact that it is no longer the designated institute for Latvia in the field of ionizing radiation.

Action JCRB/27-1 (2011)

RMO representatives will remind the chairs of the technical committees/working groups of the importance of observing the established instructions for modifying existing CMCs as stated in document CIPM MRA-D-04.

Resolution JCRB/26-3 (2011)

The JCRB agrees to hold the 28th Meeting of the JCRB on March 21-23, 2012 at the BIPM in Sevres.

Resolution JCRB/26-2 (2011)

The JCRB approves the procedure for the deletion of the greyed-out CMCs after a period of 5 years. The procedure shall be put into effect beginning in April 2011.

Action JCRB/26-7 (2011)

RMOs will send their comments on the proposed guidelines for authorship of key and supplementary comparison reports to the CIPM Secretary.

Action JCRB/26-4 (2011)

The BIPM International Liaison Officer would advise ILAC of serious concerns but different views within JCRB concerning the wording within ILAC Document P10 on Traceability.

Resolution JCRB/25-4 (2010)

The next meeting of the JCRB will be held: March 21 (9:00 to 17:00) and 22 (9:00 to 13:00), 2011, at the BIPM.The following meeting will be held on September 14-15 (two full days), 2011, organized by EURAMET.

Resolution JCRB/25-3 (2010)

The information concerning the publication of documents in the JCRB open website will be published in the KCDB newsletter and mailed to the technical contacts of the RMO.

Resolution JCRB/25-2 (2010)

To create a task group to discuss criteria to be fulfilled as designated institutes. The group will be chaired by M. Chambon, and W. Louw, Y. Hino, and P. Neyezmakov. SIM will send the name of the representative to the chairperson.

Resolution JCRB/25-1 (2010)

For CMCs greyed out for more than 5 years, the process for deletion will be:
- when the 5 year period is reached a reminder will be sent by the BIPM (JCRB Executive Secretary) to the RMO and the NMI;
- a second reminder will be sent three weeks after;
- if there is no reply in three weeks, the CMCs will be deleted from the KCDB and a confirmation will be send to the RMO and NMI.

Action JCRB/25-8 (2010)

The BIPM to prepare a draft program for a "Workshop on the best practice for the review of CMCs" to be presented in the next meeting.

Action JCRB/25-7 (2010)

After approval of the documents to be submitted to the CIPM, the RMOs should actively draw the attention of their TC chairs and members, to the documents and the importance of their full implementation. The Executive Secretary will prepare a covering letter.

Action JCRB/25-6 (2010)

The Executive Secretary will distribute the file with the information of the participation of the DIs in the CMCs and the RMOs will report back in the March 2011 meeting.

Action JCRB/25-5 (2010)

The Chairman will draft a letter in response to the complain received from Fluke.

Action JCRB/25-4 (2010)

BIPM to take the position of having a joint document for "Accreditation of NMIs" to the next AIC meeting.

Action JCRB/25-3 (2010)

Review document CIPM-G-03 according to what was expressed in the meeting.

Action JCRB/25-2 (2010)

To delete all EURAMET CMCs that have been greyed out for more than five years.

Action JCRB/25-1 (2010)

The BIPM to arrange with IAEA the details for QS review meeting taking into account the points expressed by the delegates.

Resolution JCRB/24-4 (2010)

The JCRB recommends the BIPM to continue working in the ILAC AIC committee in relation to the document "Accreditation of NMIs".

Resolution JCRB/24-3 (2010)

The NMIs will include the status and actions related to greyed out CMCs in their annual reports.

Resolution JCRB/24-2 (2010)

CMCs that have been greyed out for more that five years will be permanently deleted from the KCDB. The procedure will be discussed in the next JCRB meeting.

Resolution JCRB/24-1 (2010)

Reports from the BIPM to the JCRB March meetings will include a summary of the status of the QS associated with its calibration and measurement services.

Action JCRB/24-8 (2010)

The Executive Secretary will circulate new drafts of documents CIPM MRA-D-04, CIPM MRA-D-05 by mid-April. The RMOs will send their comments by end of June.

Action JCRB/24-7 (2010)

EURAMET will establish its position in regards of the character of the document on "Accreditation of NMIs", whether this should be an ILAC or joint ILAC - BIPM document and report back in the next JCRB meeting.

Action JCRB/24-6 (2010)

The JCRB further notes that RMOs are moving to a common position in which on-site peer reviews are best practice, but that in some cases the RMO's policies are still under discussion. The RMOs will report on state on their internal discussion in the next meeting of the JCRB.

Action JCRB/24-5 (2010)

The Executive Secretary and the KCDB coordinator will explore the possibility of establishing a system for monitoring the time of greyed out CMCs.

Action JCRB/24-4 (2010)

Executive Secretary to prepare a template for the annual QS reports from the RMOs.

Action JCRB/24-3 (2010)

RMOs will send their procedures related to the review of the QS to the BIPM by end of the May.

Action JCRB/24-2 (2010)

JCRB Executive Secretary to circulate the document related to the QS review of IGOs (CIPM MRA-G-03) among the RMOs.

Action JCRB/24-1 (2010)

The Chairman of the JCRB will contact IAEA for:
- establishing a date for the review of the IAEA QS;
- defining needs for on site peer review;
- suggesting IAEA to attend the regular meetings of RMOs Quality Systems review committees;
- current position of IAEA to support people to attend the review.

Resolution JCRB/23-3 (2000)

The next JCRB meeting will be hosted by BIPM, March 16-17 2010, preceded by the RMOs - RCAB meeting on March 15. The following meeting will be hosted by Egypt, AFRIMETS, September 21-22 2010.

Resolution JCRB/23-2 (2000)

The BIPM will take the following position to the AIC meeting:
- ILAC policy for estimation of Uncertainty – The document is not necessary;
- Accreditation of NMIs - A clear purpose of the document must be established before continuing the work and sending comments on the text;
- ILAC policy for traceability - Continue the work strengthening the use of the KCDB to ensure that the CMCs of an accredited laboratory are consistent with the CMCs of the NMI to which it claims traceability.

Resolution JCRB/23-1 (2000)

The RMOs will present a report of the activities on the QS Working Groups to the JCRB every two year (next presentation, March 2011).

Recommendation JCRB/23-3 (2000)

The JCRB recommends that the CIPM the approval of the document Interlaboratory Comparisons in the CIPM MRA (CIPM MRA-D-05), with the modifications proposed in the meeting and agreed by correspondence.

Recommendation JCRB/23-2 (2000)

The JCRB recommends that the CIPM adopts the following policy for traceability in context of the CIPM MRA.

Action JCRB/23-4 (2000)

The Executive Secretary will circulate the final draft of document CIPM MRA-D-05. RMOs will send final comments by October 3.

Action JCRB/23-3 (2000)

The delegates will report to their respective RMOs the discussion on the JCRB about the need for maintaining periodic on site peer reviews and report back to the JCRB in the next meeting.

Action JCRB/23-2 (2000)

The RMOs will consider the issues related with the participation of private companies in comparisons carried out under the CIPM MRA, and bring a position for the next JCRB meeting.

Action JCRB/23-1 (2000)

After approval in SIM, SIM will present to the JCRB the procedure for appealing decisions of the QSTF.

Resolution JCRB/22-3 (2009)

The JCRB recommends that the BIPM participates in the preparation of the ILAC guide for accreditation of NMIs.

Resolution JCRB/22-1 (2009)

The Executive Secretary will send an advance copy of the JCRB news section of the KCDB newsletter to the RMO delegates.

Recommendation JCRB/22-2 (2009)

The JCRB recommends that the CIPM adopts the following policy for traceability in context of the CIPM MRA.

Recommendation JCRB/22-1 (2009)

The JCRB recommends that the CIPM approves document CIPM MRA-P-01, "Procedure for approval of new RMOs".

Action JCRB/22-5 (2009)

COOMET will inform the other RMOs and the BIPM about other related activities in the same week of the JCRB meeting.

Action JCRB/22-4 (2009)

RMOs will send comments on the ILAC document for accreditation of NMIs.

Action JCRB/22-3 (2009)

To modify CIPM MRA-D-04 (including the policies on traceability and re-review period) and circulate it among the RMOs (Executive Secretary). The RMOs will send comments before the end of July. Responsible: Executive Secretary.

Action JCRB/22-2 (2009)

The Executive Secretary will produce a new draft version of CIPM MRA-D-05 and circulate it to the RMOs. RMOs will send any comments to the Executive Secretary before the end of July. Responsible: Executive Secretary.

Action JCRB/22-1 (2009)

The RMOs will send feedbacks to the KCDB office about the new FAQ facility.

Resolution JCRB/21-1 (2008)

CMCs that do not comply with JCRB Resolution 19/4 will not be greyed-out. The review of the traceability statements of CMCs will be performed by the RMOs in the periodical review of CMCs and QS.

Recommendation JCRB/21-5 (2008)

The JCRB recommends that the CIPM approve AFRIMET as an expansion of SADCMET.

Recommendation JCRB/21-4 (2008)

The JCRB recommends that the CIPM approve document CIPM MRA-P-01, "Procedure for approval of a new RMO".

Recommendation JCRB/21-3 (2008)

The JCRB recommends that the CIPM approve document CIPM MRA-D-01, "Rules of Procedure for the JCRB", Version 6.

Recommendation JCRB/21-2 (2008)

The JCRB recommends that the CIPM approve document CIPM MRA-D-04, "CMCs in the context of the CIPM MRA".

Recommendation JCRB/21-1 (2008)

The JCRB recommends that the CIPM approve document CIPM MRA-G-01, "Guide to the implementation of the CIPM MRA".

Action JCRB/21-2 (2008)

The BIPM will consult the CCs on the particular procedures used, or proposed, for the re-review of CMCs and report to the next JCRB meeting. Responsible: Executive Secretary.

Action JCRB/21-1 (2008)

The RMOs will include the status of their greyed-out CMCs in their reports to the 22nd JCRB.

Resolution JCRB/20-2 (2008)

First 2009 meeting will be hosted by COOMET, who suggested that the meeting be held in March 2009.

Resolution JCRB/20-1 (2008)

Next JCRB meeting: BIPM, Sèvres, France on 24-25 September 2008.

Action JCRB/20-9 (2008)

Provide an Agenda item during the 21st meeting to discuss the results of the Forum on Metrology Programmes for States in Development. (Executive Secretary)

Action JCRB/20-8 (2008)

Cuban greyed-out CMCs shall be reinstated into the KCDB.(KCDB Office)

Action JCRB/20-7 (2008)

Consolidate CIPM MRA documents by category and reformat and number the documents according to the BIPM internal QS procedures. (Executive Secretary)

Action JCRB/20-6 (2008)

The document on "How to Welcome New RMOs" will be modified and distributed to the RMOs for comments within 60 days of the meeting. (BIPM)

Action JCRB/20-5 (2008)

Bring the discussion on section 7 (as recorded in the Minutes) to the attention of the JTG-RAP. (BIPM)

Action JCRB/20-4 (2008)

Modify Recommendation 19/1 per the request of the CCRI WG RMO. (Executive Secretary)

Action JCRB/20-3 (2008)

Modify Recommendation 19/4 item 3, removing the word "major". Disseminate Recommendations 19.1, 19.2, 19.3; they should be included in the CIPM MRA guidance document being prepared by the BIPM.

Action JCRB/20-2 (2008)

RMOs are to nominate members for the new CCTF WG on CMCs. (RMOs)

Action JCRB/20-1 (2008)

(Modification of Action 19/3) The RMO reports to the JCRB will include only a summary of the status of the Quality Systems in their RMO. (This will require a modification of JCRB 18/03.7.) (Executive Secretary)

Resolution JCRB/19-6 ()

The second meeting of 2008 will be held at the BIPM in Sèvres, France on September 2008.

Resolution JCRB/19-5 ()

The second meeting of the JCRB will be held in Wellington, New Zealand on May 1-2, 2008.

Resolution JCRB/19-4 ()

The JCRB thanked Steve Carpenter, Ichiro Fujima and Keith Jones for their services to the Joint Committee.

Resolution JCRB/19-3 ()

Ajchara Charoensook, from APMP, is to support the peer-review evaluation of NIS to be conducted by EURAMET on January 2008.

Resolution JCRB/19-2 ()

The JCRB praises the accreditation community for their willingness to adopt the term CMC.

Recommendation JCRB/19-6 ()

The JCRB recommends that the Guide to the implementation of the CIPM MRA (JCRB-19/08) shall only quote the essential portions of the CIPM MRA and other policy and guideline documents to improve its readability.

Recommendation JCRB/19-5 ()

The JCRB recommends the adoption of the new CMC definition with its accompanying notes.

Recommendation JCRB/19-4 ()

The JCRB recommends that for purposes of publishing CMC in the KCDB the following guidelines on traceability be followed:
1. an NMI taking traceability for the entire calibration of its national standard fromanother laboratory must choose either the BIPM or another NMI signatory to the CIPM MRA having an independent realization of the SI unit or quantity at the appropriate level of uncertainty and having published CMCs in the relevant area;
2. an NMI taking traceability in this way must still make a full assessment of the uncertainties involved in its calibration activity and must openly declare its chosen traceability route when providing its CMCs for regional and inter-regional reviews;
3. NMIs are free to make use of certificates from laboratories appropriately accredited by a signatory to the ILAC Arrangement for calibration of instrumentation, major reference standards, or measurement systems which form part of its national realizations provided that the uncertainty of such calibrations has only a minor influence on the total combined uncertainty of the CMC.

Recommendation JCRB/19-3 ()

The JCRB recommends that the BIPM quality system should presented to the International Panel on March 2008, following the guidelines outlined in the document Guidelines for the Review of CMCs and the Monitoring and Reporting of the Operation of Quality Systems by International Intergovernmental Organizations Who Are Signatories of the CIPM MRA (CIPM/06-03), and that the International Panel report its impressions to the CIPM no later than 60-days prior to the 2008 CIPM meeting.

Recommendation JCRB/19-2 ()

The JCRB recommends that the uncertainty statements of the BIPM’s calibration and measurement capabilities should appear more prominently in the BIPM website and in the KCDB.

Recommendation JCRB/19-1 ()

The JCRB recommends the adoption of a new policy on the reporting of the implications of comparison results on published CMCs.

Action JCRB/19-9 ()

Distribute the new rules of procedure and collect and consolidate changes for two weeks. (Executive Secretary).

Action JCRB/19-8 ()

Create a master list of the CIPM MRA related documents using a numbering system similar to that use in the quality manuals. (Executive Secretary).

Action JCRB/19-7 ()

Make a number of changes to the Guide to the implementation of the CIPM MRA (JCRB-19/08): (Executive Secretary).

Action JCRB/19-6 ()

Post a revised file for APMP.L.4.2006 in the JCRB CMC Site. (APMP).

Action JCRB/19-5 ()

Amend the document Suggested Content of RMO Report to the JCRB (JCRB-18/03.7). (Executive Secretary and Luis Mussio).

Action JCRB/19-4 ()

Keep the status of KC current in the KCDB by sending the latest information to the KCDB Office. It is suggested that the RMOs do this at least prior to each JCRB meeting. (RMOs).

Action JCRB/19-3 ()

RMO annual reports on quality systems are to be appended to their JCRB reports. (RMOs).

Action JCRB/19-2 ()

The policy stated in Recommendation 19/4 should be discussed during the 2008 RMO-RAB prior to its recommendation to the CIPM. (Executive Secretary).

Action JCRB/19-13 ()

RMOs are to nominate members for the new CCTF WG on CMCs. (RMOs).

Action JCRB/19-12 ()

RMOs are to help LACOMET meet its current needs for comparisons by inviting them to participate in RMO KCs and/or bilateral comparisons as appropriate. (RMOs).

Action JCRB/19-11 ()

SIM is to inform all other RMOs of the comparisons needs of LACOMET. (SIM).

Action JCRB/19-10 ()

Inform the CIPM of the new rules of procedure of the JCRB (JCRB-19/09.final). (Chairman).

Action JCRB/19-1 ()

The policy stated in Recommendation 19/1 is to be included in the flowchart of the key comparison process (JCRB-11/2(a)) available in the open-access documents section of the JCRB website. (Executive Secretary).

Resolution JCRB/18-2 (2007)

The first meeting of 2007 will be held in New Zealand, May 1-2, 2008.

Resolution JCRB/18-1 (2007)

The second meeting of 2007 will be held in Ottawa, CA, September 27-28, 2007.

Action JCRB/18-9 (2007)

The action list from the meetings is to be discussed as a final agenda item in each meeting and to be circulated via email within 7 days. The draft report of the meeting is to be sent to the delegates within 30 days. (Executive Secretary).

Action JCRB/18-8 (2007)

The JCRB has decided to establish a Working Group to revise its rules and procedures. The following tasks are to be completed:
- RMOs are to suggest issues for consideration to the Executive Secretary by 3 June 2007. (RMOs)
- RMOs are to nominate a member of the new Working Group by 14 May 2007. (RMOs)
- The report of the Working Group should be available 30 days prior to the September 2007 meeting so it might be discussed there in preparation for approval by the CIPM in November 2007. (Working Group).

Action JCRB/18-7 (2007)

Reinstate into the KCDB those CMCs from COOMET which have gained COOMET Recognition. (KCDB Office).

Action JCRB/18-5 (2007)

Distribute the APMP questionnaire to all RMOs. (APMP).

Action JCRB/18-4 (2007)

Make the uncertainty of the measurement services of the BIPM more visible and clearer in the BIPM website and other BIPM publications. (BIPM).

Action JCRB/18-3 (2007)

Append a copy of the Request for Designation Information form (JCRB-17/15.1) to the Minutes of the meeting. (Executive Secretary).

Action JCRB/18-2 (2007)

RMOs are to develop a process to monitor changes to the CMCs from their NMIs after the results of a comparison. (RMOs).

Action JCRB/18-18 (2007)

Complete the document Guide to the Implementation of the CIPM MRA at the earliest possible time. (BIPM).

Action JCRB/18-17 (2007)

The Executive Secretary is to circulate that question and gather responses for presentation at the next Committee meeting. (Executive Secretary).

Action JCRB/18-16 (2007)

Dr Sacconi is to write a question on the implementation of the uncertainty of the device under test which is to be circulated among the RMOs. (Dr Sacconi).

Action JCRB/18-15 (2007)

The Chairman is to re-recommend document JCRB 18-12.2 (formerly document CIPM-06/05) to the CIPM for final approval. (Chairman).

Action JCRB/18-14 (2007)

RMOs are to submit annual reports of the operation of laboratories' quality systems in their NMIs and DIs and present them to the JCRB. Those reports are to be annexed to the JCRB report. (RMOs).

Action JCRB/18-13 (2007)

The Chairman is to request an annual report on the status of the laboratorys quality system from each of the IGOs participating in the CIPM MRA and report back to the JCRB. Those reports are to be annexed to the JCRB report. (Chairman).

Action JCRB/18-12 (2007)

After consulting with ILAC, the Chairman is to recommend the definition in document JCRB-18/09 to the CIPM for final approval with the endorsement of the JCRB. He will also present it to the ILAC Accreditation Issues Committee at its next meeting in May 2007. (Chairman).

Action JCRB/18-11 (2007)

When the matter is finalized, the Chairman is to send correspondence to the chairpersons of the CC working groups explaining the origins and implications of the new notes attached to the CMC definition. (Chairman).

Action JCRB/18-10 (2007)

The Executive Secretary is to circulate the latest version of the CMC draft definition with explanatory notes. (Executive Secretary).

Action JCRB/18-1 (2007)

Make modification requested by Dr Kühne to the minutes of the 17th meeting. (Executive Secretary).

Resolution JCRB/17-2 (2006)

The fall 2007 meeting of the JCRB will be canceled in benefit of preparations for the 23rd CGPM.

Action JCRB/17-9 (2006)

Develop more clear guidelines and include them in the minutes. (Executive Secretary, Michael Kühne and Alan Steele)

Action JCRB/17-8 (2006)

Investigate why SADCMET.QM.2.2003, EUROMET.RI.2.2001, APMP.QM.4.2004, COOMET.QM.6.2005, APMP.TF.3.2005, EUROMET.AUV.6.2005, and SIM.RI.6.2005 are pending and report back to the Committee at its next meeting. (Executive Secretary)

Action JCRB/17-7 (2006)

Modify existing pro-forma (JCRB-7/22) for RMO reports to the JCRB. (Executive Secretary)

Action JCRB/17-6 (2006)

Future KCDB reports to the JCRB are to include the information on CMC statistics (per RMO) thus avoiding the inclusion of this information in the RMO reports to the JCRB. (KCDB Manager)

Action JCRB/17-5 (2006)

Ask the CIPM Consultative Committees to provide reports to the JCRB with up-to-date information on the status of pending KCs and/or on changes to CMCs in the KCDB due to KC results. (Chairman)

Action JCRB/17-4 (2006)

Ask the ILAC membership if the KCDB is providing them with the information needed by the accreditation community. (Chairman)

Action JCRB/17-3 (2006)

All RMOs are to extend invitations to their QMS review meetings to the members of the RMOs. (RMO QMS Chairs)

Action JCRB/17-20 (2006)

The spring 2007 meeting of the JCRB (18th Meeting) will be held for a day and a half. (Executive Secretary)

Action JCRB/17-2 (2006)

All COOMET CMCs currently lacking COOMET Recognition are to be removed from the KCDB. (list of CMCs contained in JCRB-17/17) (Executive Secretary + KCDB Manager)

Action JCRB/17-19 (2006)

Modify the Request for Designation Information form (JCRB-17/15.1) to request:
(a) the acronym use by the designated laboratory and
(b) the period of designation. (Executive Secretary)

Action JCRB/17-18 (2006)

Continue the definition crafting process via email and conduct a follow-up meeting in the March 2007 at the BIPM. (BMC-CMC redefinition group)

Action JCRB/17-17 (2006)

Report to ILAC on the progress made in Nashville by the BMC-CMC redefinition group and on the endorsement of the redefinition process by the RMOs. (Chairman)

Action JCRB/17-16 (2006)

RMOs to submit missing QMS acceptance reports in the area of Chemical Metrology to the JCRB. (EUROMET, SADCMET, and SIM)

Action JCRB/17-15 (2006)

Review CIPM 2006-03 in light of the comments made by the Committee. (Chairman)

Action JCRB/17-14 (2006)

The bios of technical reviewers participating in QMS reviews operating under the umbrella of the process outlined in CIPM 2006-03 are to be provided to the review panel. (IGOs seeking approval of their QMS for purposes of participation in the CIPM MRA)

Action JCRB/17-13 (2006)

The KCDB Office is to be advised of any changes in the situation in EIM which might lead to the reinstatement of their CMCs. (EUROMET)

Action JCRB/17-12 (2006)

A task group was charted with looking into this issue and deliver a recommendation to the full committee in their next meeting. (Prof. Kühne, Mr Jones, plus volunteers from ILAC, COOMET and SADCMET; lead by Dr Steele)

Action JCRB/17-11 (2006)

Request from the Chair of the CCT WG8 a summary of the uncertainties in industrial thermometry CMCs that resulted as a consequence of the CCT WG8 voted recommendations. (Executive Secretary)

Action JCRB/17-10 (2006)

In light of the examples provided, ask the CCM if key comparison results available offer appropriate support to the mass CMCs listed in the KCDB. (Executive Secretary via the Executive Secretary of the CCM)

Action JCRB/17-1 (2006)

Salvage as much as possible from minutes of the 16th meeting of the JCRB. (Executive Secretary)

Recommendation JCRB/15-6 (2005)

RMOs are to invite Chairs of Technical Committees from other RMOs, as well as the heads of those RMOs, to the meetings of their Quality System review groups. The Chairman and Executive Secretary should also be notified of upcoming meetings.

Recommendation JCRB/15-5 (2005)

The CMC definition that appears in JCRB-08/18 is to be supplemented by a paper to be crafted by the BIPM, reviewed by the RMOs, and approved by the CIPM. The purpose of this supplement is to clarify the current definition for the benefit of accreditors.

Recommendation JCRB/15-4 (2005)

The frequency of JCRB meetings is to be reconsidered at each meeting.

Recommendation JCRB/15-2 (2005)

As per the Terms of Reference of the JCRB, the JCRB makes recommendations on the implementation of the CIPM MRA. Those recommendations need to be approved by the RMOs and/or the CIPM prior to becoming policy.

Recommendation JCRB/15-1 (2005)

JCRB Recommendations are to be clearly listed in the minutes of all future JCRB meetings.

Declaration JCRB/15-2 (2005)

Decision on what the response of the CIPM MRA should be to problems in the area of Material Metrology.

Declaration JCRB/15-1 (2005)

Decision on re-designation of national laboratories for purposes of the CIPM MRA: (a) no requirement of re-designation; (b) re-designation every 5-years.

Action JCRB/15-9 (2005)

The BIPM is produce a paper to supplement the definition of the term CMC that appears on JCRB-08/18 and forward it to the RMOs and CIPM for consideration prior to the 16th meeting of the JCRB.

Action JCRB/15-8 (2005)

The RMO JCRB Representatives are to work with the JCRB Executive Secretary to assure that the most up to date information is available on all the Technical Chairs of Working Groups in the regions.

Action JCRB/15-7 (2005)

The Chairman is to draft a paper on the pros and cons associated with the use of regional databases to aid local efforts and how their existence might lower the confidence of regulators on the CIPM MRA.

Action JCRB/15-6 (2005)

Dr Korostin is to send updated list of COOMET TC chairs to the Executive Secretary.

Action JCRB/15-5 (2005)

All RMO Representative are to assure that letters of designation are received by the Director of the BIPM for Designated Laboratories in their region.

Action JCRB/15-4 (2005)

The Executive Secretary is to update the JCRB mailing list to reflect changes in APMPs representation and is to maintain Dr Usuda in the mailing list.

Action JCRB/15-3 (2005)

The Executive Secretary is to change the CIPM MRA logo which appears in the minutes of the JCRB 14 by the correct one.

Action JCRB/15-2 (2005)

The Executive Secretary is to introduce a note onto the minutes of the JCRB 14 to reflect the fact that the end of the CIPM MRA transition period for chemical metrology is December 31, 2005.

Action JCRB/15-13 (2005)

The RMOs are to make a small presentation during the next JCRB meeting describing the QS review process in their region.

Action JCRB/15-12 (2005)

The Chairman is to send a letter to the Consultative Committees Presidents asking them to stress the need to support CMCs when devising the scope of new Key Comparisons

Action JCRB/15-10 (2005)

The Chairman is to forward guidance on the use of the CIPM MRA Logo to the RMOs prior to the next JCRB meeting.

Action JCRB/15-1 (2005)

The Executive Secretary is to correct the minutes of the JCRB 14 to reflect the correct number of the document in Action 14/6 to be JCRB-14/06(3) and repost them in all appropriate sections of the JCRB website.

Action JCRB/14-9 (2005)

The Executive Secretary to update the references in document JCRB-14/08(6) and post it in the open section of the JCRB web page.

Action JCRB/14-8 (2005)

APMP to modify document JCRB-14/07c according to the discussion at the meeting and send it for comments to the JCRB.

Action JCRB/14-7 (2005)

RMO representatives to send comments on Document JCRB-14/07b to Dr. Kühne by 9 June 2005.

Action JCRB/14-6 (2005)

The Executive Secretary to post Document JCRB-14/06(2a) in the open section of the JCRB website.

Action JCRB/14-5 (2005)

After completion of Action 14/4, the Executive Secretary to post Document JCRB-14/06(2a) in the open section of the JCRB website, replacing the current document JCRB-8/13(1b).

Action JCRB/14-4 (2005)

Dr. Kaarls to add a phrase to the last paragraph of document JCRB-14/06(2a) indicating how to assure traceability in the chemical field.

Action JCRB/14-3 (2005)

The Executive Secretary to post Document JCRB-14/06(1) in the open section of the JCRB website, replacing the current Document JCRB-7/1.

Action JCRB/14-2 (2005)

RMO representatives to send comments on document JCRB-14/11 to Dr. Kühne by 3 June 2005.

Action JCRB/14-1 (2005)

The KCDB office to add a note to its website indicating that only the latest version of the CMCs is shown and that further details on the history of a CMC should be requested from the issuing NMI.

Action JCRB/13-9 ()

Dr. Kaarls to revise Document JCRB-13/09(3) according to the discussion in the meeting.

Action JCRB/13-8 ()

The Chairman to revise Document JCRB-13/09(2) according to the discussion in the meeting and send it for comments to the members of the JCRB.

Action JCRB/13-7 ()

The Chairman to revise Document JCRB-13/09(1) according to the discussion in the meeting and send it for comments to the members of the JCRB.

Action JCRB/13-6 ()

Mr Lam and Dr Kühne to present to the JCRB a proposal on the recommended criteria for the selection of peer-reviewers by the next meeting.

Action JCRB/13-5 ()

The Executive Secretary to develop a user's manual for the new web page and to release it for operation by 1 November 2004.

Action JCRB/13-4 ()

RMO Representatives to distribute Document JCRB-13/06(2) to their TC/WG Chairs for comments and forward them to the JCRB Executive Secretary by 3 December 2004.

Action JCRB/13-3 ()

RMO Representatives to distribute the revised Document JCRB-13/06(1) to their TC/WG Chairs for comments and forward them to the JCRB Executive Secretary by 3 December 2004.

Action JCRB/13-2 ()

The Executive Secretary to add step f) from Document JCRB-7/1 to Document 13/06(1) "JCRB Rules of Procedure for CMC entry into Appendix C" and to distribute it to JCRB Members.

Action JCRB/13-11 ()

RMO Representatives to send comments to the JCRB Chairman on the JCDCMAS Background document.

Action JCRB/13-10 ()

RMO Representatives to send proposals for the design and use of the logo for the CIPM MRA.

Action JCRB/13-1 ()

RMO Representatives to circulate Document JCRB-13/04(1) to their TC/WG Chairs for comments and forward them to the JCRB Executive Secretary by 3 December 2004.

Action JCRB/12-9 (2004)

Mr Lam to redraft his document on QS reviews according to the discussion in this meeting, and present it at the 13th meeting of the JCRB.

Action JCRB/12-8 (2004)

EUROMET and SIM to report to the JCRB Chairman on their TC/WG Chairs proposals for a "fast track" approval process, for the improvement of published CMCs within the following six weeks (June 18, 2004).

Action JCRB/12-7 (2004)

The Executive Secretary to post Document JCRB-12/06(3) in the open section of the JCRB web page.

Action JCRB/12-6 (2004)

The Executive Secretary to post Document JCRB-12/06(2) in the open section of the JCRB web page.

Action JCRB/12-5 (2004)

The Executive Secretary to request a modification of the CMC review web page, in order to allow the definition of a different status for old CMC submissions whose inter-regional review has been abandoned.

Action JCRB/12-4 (2004)

The Executive Secretary to send a reminder to all TC/WG Chairs that they should keep RMO representatives informed of all actions concerning CMC reviews.

Action JCRB/12-3 (2004)

RMO representatives to inform the Executive Secretary if they wish to authorize TC/WG Chairs to communicate directly any RMO decision concerning CMC reviews.

Action JCRB/12-2 (2004)

The Executive Secretary to modify the Flow Chart of the CMC Review Process, according to the discussion at the 12th JCRB meeting, and post it in the open section of the JCRB web page.

Action JCRB/12-14 (2004)

RMO Representatives to prepare for the next meeting proposals on the design and possible uses of the CIPM MRA logo.

Action JCRB/12-13 (2004)

Prof. Wallard to ask JCTLM partner organizations if meeting minutes can be openly distributed.

Action JCRB/12-12 (2004)

JCRB Representatives to provide comments on documents JCRB-12/11(1) and JCRB-12/11(2) by the end of July.

Action JCRB/12-11 (2004)

The Executive Secretary to coordinate with Dr Kaarls and circulate the latest versions of documents JCRB-12/11(1) and JCRB-12/11(2).

Action JCRB/12-10 (2004)

The Executive Secretary to modify the CMC Review Flowchart to indicate that RMOs should review the presence of a fully-compliant quality system before submitting CMCs for inter-regional review.

Action JCRB/12-1 (2004)

The Executive Secretary to draft and distribute an Excel file on the status of CMC reviews every month until this report is available on line.

Action JCRB/11-8 (2003)

RMO representatives to the JCRB are to send any objections to final approval of the Cycle III Chemistry CMCs to the JCRB Exec Secretary before Friday 10 October. In the absence of any such notifications, these CMCs will be approved on Friday 10 October 2003.

Action JCRB/11-6 (2003)

The JCRB Exec Secretary is to inform the BIPM Web Manager to update the links on the BIPM website to COOMET.

Action JCRB/11-5 (2003)

The letter to ISO CASCO and the response will be sent by the Director of the BIPM to NMI Directors.

Action JCRB/11-4 (2003)

The JCRB Exec Secretary is to ensure that documents relating to awareness- raising of metrology and the CIPM MRA are distributed to the RMO representatives to the JCRB when available.

Action JCRB/11-29 (2003)

JCRB members are to forward suggestions for discussion topics for the 12th meeting to the JCRB Executive Secretary at least two weeks in advance of the meeting. Note: A "Quality Forum"-type Workshop is proposed to be held with the 12th JCRB Meeting, at which "Quality" Chairs from each region, and the BIPM, are to be invited to present progress in their region.

Action JCRB/11-28 (2003)

The JCRB Executive Secretary(ies) is to amend Document JCRB-11/8(5), "Supplementary Comparisons – definition", according to the discussion here. T.10 of the Technical Supplement is also to be amended to remove the reference to CCs and the BIPM.

Action JCRB/11-27 (2003)

Mr Lam Kong Hong (APMP) is to chair a Working Group to develop appropriate recommended criteria for the selection of peer reviewers for NMIs. The Working Group members are: Prof Bily (COOMET), Prof Kühne (EUROMET), Dr Hengstberger (SADCMET) and Ing Quím Mussio (SIM). A draft set of criteria is to be tabled at the 12th JCRB Meeting.

Action JCRB/11-26 (2003)

Prof Wallard will ask ILAC if it could conduct a similar survey within the accreditation community.

Action JCRB/11-25 (2003)

The RMO Representatives to the JCRB are to survey the number of special calibrations that are undertaken by member NMIs, based on the calibration certificates issued. The results of these surveys are to be presented at the 12th JCRB meeting.

Action JCRB/11-24 (2003)

The JCRB Exec Secretary is to modify Document JCRB-11/8(3a) according to the discussion here.

Action JCRB/11-23 (2003)

The JCRB Executive Secretary(ies) is to further clarify this point in Document JCRB-9/12. NOTE: The new version of Document JCRB-9/12 has been posted as Document JCRB-11/7.

Action JCRB/11-22 (2003)

The JCRB noted that, as highlighted by the CCRI Working Group on CMCs, provisional evidence that has been used to support CMCs should be considered adequate until such time as the appropriate key and supplementary comparisons have been completed.

Action JCRB/11-21 (2003)

The JCRB Executive Secretary(ies) is to revise Document JCRB-9/12 according to the discussion here.

Action JCRB/11-20 (2003)

The RMO representatives to the JCRB are to complete these templates and forward their full reports to the JCRB Executive Secretary by 5 April 2004, to be tabled at the 12th JCRB Meeting.

Action JCRB/11-2 (2003)

The JCRB Exec Secretary is to notify the Committee when changes are made to the JCRB pages.

Action JCRB/11-19 (2003)

The JCRB Executive Secretary is to prepare a template for each RMO to report on the status of coverage of all of their published CMCs by a Quality System, and to forward this template to the Committee by 10 November 2003.

Action JCRB/11-17 (2003)

JCRB Chairman is to write to the Chairman of the CCRI WG on CMCs, responding to the various requests to the JCRB.

Action JCRB/11-16 (2003)

The JCRB Executive Secretary is to copy e-mails signalling the posting of new batches of CMCs to TC Chairs, at the same time as they are sent to the RMO representatives to the JCRB.

Action JCRB/11-15 (2003)

The incoming JCRB Executive Secretary is to write a procedural document on the CMC review process for the benefit of incoming RMO Technical Committee Chairmen and Convenors.

Action JCRB/11-14 (2003)

The JCRB Executive Secretary is to post Document JCRB-8/20, the "JCRB CMC Review Process" in the open-access section of the JCRB webpage.

Action JCRB/11-13 (2003)

The JCRB Exec Secretary is to post the final version of the Terms of Reference for CC Working Groups (Document JCRB-11/6(2)) on the JCRB webpage.

Action JCRB/11-11 (2003)

The JCRB Chairman is to request that the CCM coordinates meetings of the Working Groups in Liquid Density and Fluid Flow to enable cross communication.

Action JCRB/11-10 (2003)

The KCDB Office is to provide cross-references in the KCDB section in which Flow services are published to relevant "flow" CMCs in Density and Viscosity that have been published together with the other Density/Viscosity services within the Mass services section.

Action JCRB/11-1 (2003)

Comments on the three flowcharts are to be forwarded to the incoming JCRB Exec Secretary as soon as possible. He will then post them with the "Open-access documents" on the JCRB webpage.

Resolution JCRB/10-1 (2003)

The Committee agreed that the Statement referencing the CIPM MRA should only be included on calibration certificates for NMIs' CMCs that are published in Appendix C of the KCDB.

Action JCRB/10-8 (2003)

The Chairman is to check which RMO Egypt has nominated for its CMC submissions.

Action JCRB/10-7 (2003)

Dr Hengstberger is to forward the updated SADCMET report to the JCRB Exec Secretary.

Action JCRB/10-6 (2003)

The Chairman is to recommend to the 22nd CGPM that the interpretation of the term "Economy" in Resolution 3 of the 21st CGPM be extended to include economic "entities" such as CARICOM.

Action JCRB/10-5 (2003)

A general guidance document describing how linkages have been made between CIPM and RMO key comparisons is to be provided on the KCDB, using existing technical procedures on linkages as examples.

Action JCRB/10-4 (2003)

JCRB Chairman and Exec Secretary are to prepare the CIPM Report on the JCRB and to forward this to the Committee and post it on the JCRB website.

Action JCRB/10-3 (2003)

JCRB documents that are to be tabled at each meeting are to be submitted to the Executive Secretary no later than one week in advance of the meeting so that they can be made available on the JCRB webpage.

Action JCRB/10-2 (2003)

RMO-JCRB Representatives are asked to review Appendix 3 of the Report of the 10th JCRB Meeting and inform the JCRB Executive Secretary at which events attendance by senior BIPM staff is sought.

Action JCRB/10-16 (2003)

RMO-JCRB Representatives to prepare presentations on the topic: "How to extend the range of participation of countries in RMO and MRA activities", to be presented at the October JCRB meetings.

Action JCRB/10-14 (2003)

Mr Hetherington is to forward the revised "JCRB Guidelines for the monitoring and reporting of the operation of Quality Systems by RMOs" to the Exec Secretary for posting on the website as a finalised JCRB document.

Action JCRB/10-13 (2003)

The JCRB Chairman is to recommend to the CIPM that the words "Consultative Committees" be removed from Para T10 when the CIPM MRA is revised.

Action JCRB/10-12 (2003)

The JCRB Chairman is to remove the last sentence in the first paragraph of Section 2 of Document JCRB-10/7, "A note on Supplementary Comparisons".

Action JCRB/10-11 (2003)

The JCRB Chairman is to check the types of Supplementary Comparisons that are currently listed in Appendix B of the KCDB, to help define the term "Supplementary Comparison".

Action JCRB/10-10 (2003)

JCRB Chairman is to re-submit the revised Draft Terms of Reference for "Consultative Committee Working Groups on CMCs" [Document JCRB-10/6(3)_rev] to the CIPM with the JCRB's recommendations for approval.

Action JCRB/10-1 (2003)

JCRB Exec Secretary is to send the Committee the Annual JCRB Report.

Action JCRB/9-9 (2002)

Exec Secretary to provide more reminders regarding CMC review deadlines as appropriate.

Action JCRB/9-8 (2002)

JCRB members to provide views to Dr Hetherington on how information regarding NMIs' approaches to Clause 7.3 should be made available on the BIPM website.

Action JCRB/9-7 (2002)

RMO-JCRB Representatives to ensure that RMO TC/WG Chairs are informed about the TC/WG section of the JCRB website and to provide feedback on improvements to this and to the new features provided to facilitate the CMC review process.

Action JCRB/9-6 (2002)

SIM is to provide an updated RMO report to the Executive Secretary.

Action JCRB/9-5 (2002)

APMP is to provide an updated RMO report to the Executive Secretary.

Action JCRB/9-3 (2002)

The JCRB recommends that RMO TC/WG Chairs meet regularly at least once per year, including scheduling a meeting in association with CC meetings.

Action JCRB/9-23 (2002)

The Director of BIPM is to re-consider the composition of the informal advisory group on uncertainty analysis with a view to formalising and broadening the membership.

Action JCRB/9-21 (2002)

JCRB-RMO Representatives to review the draft Terms of Reference of the JCDCMAS and provide comments to the JCRB Exec Secretary.

Action JCRB/9-20 (2002)

The Consultative Committees are to be asked to formally consider providing information about the coverage of key comparison results, e.g., in relation to which CMCs are supported by the results, etc.

Action JCRB/9-2 (2002)

RMO-JCRB Representatives are to request that RMO TC/WG Chairs contact the KCDB Coordinator when changes are necessary to service categories so that this can be done in a coordinated way across all RMOs.

Action JCRB/9-19 (2002)

The Document JCRB-9/10(1_rev) is to be taken back by the JCRB-RMO representatives for discussion within the RMOs. Comments are to be brought to the next JCRB meeting so that the document can be finalised as a JCRB document at that time.

Action JCRB/9-18 (2002)

The Joint BIPM/ILAC Working Group (see Action 22) is to address the issue of consistency between the CIPM and ILAC MRAs regarding the provision of details of NMI assessors.

Action JCRB/9-17 (2002)

RMO representatives to the JCRB are to encourage RMO TC/WG experts to refer to the existing guidelines on comparison procedures, etc.

Action JCRB/9-15 (2002)

RMO-JCRB Representatives are to refer RMO TC/WG experts to the discussion under Agenda Item 9.2 in the Report of the 9th JCRB Meeting regarding the responsibility for taking action when key comparisons results impact upon published CMC claims.

Action JCRB/9-14 (2002)

RMO-JCRB Representatives are to send the template for registration of CIPM and RMO key, supplementary and bilateral comparisons to their RMO TC/WG Chairs for information.

Action JCRB/9-13 (2002)

JCRB Committee members are to review the Draft Terms of Reference for the Working Groups on CMCs (Document JCRB-9/8[4-rev]) and provide final comments to the Exec Secretary by 25 November 2002.

Action JCRB/9-11 (2002)

RMOs must provide a one or two page summary of the intra-regional review report, providing an evaluation of how well the 9 criteria in Document JCRB-8/13(1b) have been addressed with each submission of CMCs for inter-regional review.

Action JCRB/9-10 (2002)

The JCRB strongly urges the EUROMET and APMP representatives to the JCRB to work together to resolve the issues relating to Thailand's E&M CMCs.

Action JCRB/9-1 (2002)

In order to ensure appropriate BIPM representation, RMO Representatives are to send a yearly calendar of RMO activities to the JCRB Exec Secretary, highlighting meetings at which attendance by senior BIPM staff is requested.

Action JCRB/8-9 (2009)

EUROMET to amend its' Status of CMCs document and re-send it to the Secretary.

Action JCRB/8-8 (2009)

Chairman to ask Executive Secretaries of CCs to invite RMO Representatives to the JCRB to nominate which CC member is authorised to represent the RMO at CC meetings.

Action JCRB/8-7 (2009)

COOMET to forward Appendix 3 of its' RMO report to the Secretary.

Action JCRB/8-6 (2009)

The Director of NMIJ to send a formal letter to the JCRB Chairman to inform him that HECTEF is nominated by Japan as a designated institute.

Action JCRB/8-5 (2009)

APMP to amend its' Status of CMCs document and re-send it to the JCRB Secretary.

Action JCRB/8-47 (2009)

Secretary to put up the following documents from the 8th JCRB Meeting on the open RMOwebsite:
8/4;
8/5(1)-(5) - APMP (Dr Seta), EUROMET (Dr Schwitz) and SIM (Dr Castelazo) to amend their reports then forward to Secretary to be posted on web.
8/7(3)
8/9 - Convenor of Working Group (Dr Schwitz) to combine this with JCRB-8/9(3) then forward to Secretary to be posted on web.
8/10
8/11 - Convenor of Working Group (Dr Hetherington) to amend then forward to Secretary to be posted on web.
8/11(2)

Action JCRB/8-46 (2009)

At the end of JCRB meetings, the Committee is to identify papers to be put onto the open RMO website.

Action JCRB/8-45 (2009)

Secretary to arrange for a new website to be established to be open to RMOs and their Committees. Secretary to forward password to JCRB Committee Members.

Action JCRB/8-44 (2009)

Chairman to discuss the joint meeting with UNIDO on 24 April 2002 at the April Directors Meeting.

Action JCRB/8-43 (2009)

Dr Castelazo to inquire about OAS participation (Dr Oscar Harasic) in the meeting with UNIDO on 24 April 2002 at the BIPM and Dr Seta to inquire about APMP DEC/APEC SCSC involvement. The responses are to be forwarded to the Chairman.

Action JCRB/8-42 (2009)

Chairman to ask Directors at the Directors meeting in April whether they are willing to put forward a list of assessors that can be provided to ILAC. The Chairman to also draft a short list of criteria to be met by assessors.

Action JCRB/8-41 (2009)

Secretary to send out MRA/KCDB posters to RMO Representatives and arrange for these to be available electronically.

Action JCRB/8-40 (2009)

Secretary to add SIM publication, INFOSIM, to list of publications.

Action JCRB/8-4 (2009)

Secretary to check on status of COOMET's AUV submission and to arrange for its inclusion on the database.

Action JCRB/8-39 (2009)

Secretary to regularly draft a one-page summary of activities and to distribute this to the JCRB as well as post it on the website to be used for publicity purposes by individual RMOs and NMIs.

Action JCRB/8-37 (2009)

Chairman and Secretary to draft a document on the criteria that would lead to a review of CMCs already in Appendix C.

Action JCRB/8-36 (2009)

BIPM Director to formalise the role of CC WGs on KCs in reviewing relevant CMCs each time a new key comparison is completed.

Action JCRB/8-35 (2009)

Document JCRB-8/13(1) to be tabled by the JCRB Chairman for discussion at the April Directors Meeting.

Action JCRB/8-34 (2009)

BIPM Director to draft a position paper on guidelines regarding designated institutes that are commercial companies, to be raised with the CIPM. Drs Schwitz and Kaarls to assist.

Action JCRB/8-33 (2009)

BIPM Director to raise the issue of cases where designated institutes are commercial companies at the April Directors Meeting, with the suggestion that Directors try to ensure that activities identified in the MRA are separated from the institutes' commercial activities.

Action JCRB/8-31 (2009)

Dr Sacconi to request that the INITIATION Project Leader provides a summary report (rather than a full report) to the JCRB.

Action JCRB/8-30 (2009)

Dr Hetherington to discuss Document JCRB-8/11 further with Dr Semerjian of NIST. Dr Hetherington to then revise the paper taking these comments into consideration as well as the discussions today and re-send the document to the Secretary.

Action JCRB/8-3 (2009)

Secretary to distribute the revised BIPM leaflet to all RMOs.

Action JCRB/8-29 (2009)

Secretary to post Document JCRB-8/10 on the website as a JCRB Document.

Action JCRB/8-27 (2009)

JCRB to note and accept rather than making a formal statement. NOTE: Mr Mike Peet, Chairman of ILAC, was invited to join the JCRB Meeting for discussions under Agenda Items 9,11, and 16.2.

Action JCRB/8-26 (2009)

Dr Kaarls to provide the JCRB with a report on the outcome of the discussions on uncertainty in chemistry CMCs.

Action JCRB/8-25 (2009)

The Executive Secretary to provide a Status of CMCs document a few weeks before each JCRB meeting.

Action JCRB/8-24 (2009)

The BIPM (Dr Allisy-Roberts) to coordinate the preparation of a report, in consultation with COOMET and NMIJ, on the Quality Systems status of IAEA to be provided to the JCRB Chairman to accompany the IAEA CMC submission. The final report will be circulated to the JCRB Committee.

Action JCRB/8-23 (2009)

Secretary to delete obsolete CMCs (e.g., EUROMET.AUV.part1) and discuss appropriate actions with RMOs when duplications occur.

Action JCRB/8-21 (2009)

RMOs to inform the Executive Secretary of any additional information they require in the 3-monthly Status of CMCs summary.

Action JCRB/8-20 (2009)

It was agreed that:

1. If, for example, three RMOs agree to review a CMC and two do not then these two have abandoned their prerogative to review the CMC at any later stage.

2. RMOs are to provide the following:

  • acknowledgement of the receipt of the CMC, plus
  • the date by which they will review the CMC, plus
  • the reviewer's name. This will, in most cases, be a TC Chairman. The name of the reviewer is to be provided so that reviews can be followed up.

3. An automated reminder will be sent to all RMOs if no acknowledgement of a CMC is received within 3 weeks.

4. The Secretary will send out a reminder after 3 weeks of the review deadline given by an RMO. This will be sent to both the individual responsible and the RMO contact.

5. A log book will be set up to sit behind each CMC to provide an "at a glance" synopsis of the status of the CMC. This will be accessible to RMO reviewers to allow them to provide information on the status of the review.

6. If an RMO review deadline has to change, it is the reviewer's responsibility to notify the JCRB Chairman.

7. Every 3 months, the Executive Secretary will send out a summary document of the status of all CMCs.

Action JCRB/8-2 (2009)

Chairman to send a copy of the Metrologia Editorial on the Technical Supplement to all Chairmen of CC Working Groups.

Action JCRB/8-19 (2009)

Dr Castelazo to report back to the JCRB Secretary within 2 weeks (i.e., by 22 March 2002) on whether SIM will review COOMET.T.

Action JCRB/8-18 (2009)

Secretary to note that SIM CMC communications are to be sent to Dr Castelazo and copied to Dr Semerjian and Ing Mussio.

Action JCRB/8-17 (2009)

Secretary to pursue the status of the SADCMET.RI.part1 CMCs in one month (i.e., by the first week of April 2002).

Action JCRB/8-16 (2009)

Chairman to post approval of SADCMET.RI.part2 on the website.

Action JCRB/8-15 (2009)

All RMOs, except SIM, to consider reviewing SADCMET.PR and to send their responses to the JCRB Secretary.

Action JCRB/8-14 (2009)

APMP to send SADCMET its intra-regional review report on SADCMET.L, which SADCMET is to then forward, with the CMC, to the JCRB Secretary to be sent on to EUROMET for review.

Action JCRB/8-13 (2009)

ALL RMOs to send updated Lists of Contacts to Secretary when changes have been made.

Action JCRB/8-12 (2009)

Dr Sacconi to write a discussion paper giving his preferred terminology in the MRA for "designated institutes" in cases where the nominating body is not the relevant government. This proposal is to be tabled at the Directors' Meeting in April.

Action JCRB/8-11 (2009)

Secretary to draw up a flowchart/document indicating the steps needed to register an RMO Key or Supplementary Comparison and to forward this to Committee Members.

Action JCRB/8-10 (2009)

Dr Schwitz to ensure that EUROMET Guidance Document No. 3 explicitly states that EUROMET-initiated comparisons are to be notified to the Executive Secretary of the relevant CC.

Action JCRB/8-1 (2009)

Secretary to forward the short and long English version and the long French version of the Calibration Certificate Statement referring to the MRA to the Committee to be used by NMIs as appropriate.

Resolution JCRB/7-1 (2001)

It was also decided that in relevant cases with respect to the uncertainty claims of CRMs the following note in Appendix C may be added: "For this CMC k is not explicitly k=2 but for some CRMs included in this CMC k may not equal 2, although all uncertainties have a 95% confidence interval".

Action JCRB/7-1 (2001)

An ad hoc Working Group is established to formulate the minimum requirements on what has to be reported about the review of the quality systems of the NMIs.
The members of this ad hoc WG are:
P. Hetherington (convenor, Note; P.Hetherington replaces M. Plantenga)
H. Semerjian
K. Seta
R. Kaarls

Resolution JCRB/6-2 (2001)

It is agreed that in principle the March meeting of the JCRB should take place in various regions around the world.

Action JCRB/6-2 (2001)

RMO supplementary comparisons have to follow the same rules as key comparisons for their results to be published in Appendix B after a review of the CC concerned. Bilateral comparisons can go in Appendix B as well. The BIPM will draft some guidance on this issue.

Action JCRB/6-1 (2001)

It was agreed that TJQ will set up on the BIPM website a confidential interactive box for indicating the status of and steps and dates in the review process of the CMCs. (See Doc. JCRB-6/04 and Doc. JCRB-6/07)

Resolution JCRB/5-6 ()

All formal JCRB documents will be numbered as : JCRB-x/y in which x is the nth meeting of the JCRB and y is a serial number.

Resolution JCRB/5-5 ()

It is recognised that in several countries a decentralised NMI exists. Traceability is therefore acceptable to laboratories officially designated by the NMI concerned or by the government of the country concerned and which form part of that distributed NMI

Resolution JCRB/5-4 ()

Traceability to an accredited laboratory in or outside one's own country is acceptable provided that this accredited laboratory is recognised under the ILAC-MLA. The traceability of the accredited laboratory has to be obtained from an NMI that is recognise

Resolution JCRB/5-3 ()

Traceability of an NMI's standards to those of an other country is acceptable, assuming that the CMCs of that other NMI are recognised under the CIPM MRA. This has to be verified during the review process.

Resolution JCRB/5-2 ()

It was decided that at a future meeting of the JCRB the RMOs will explain the procedures they apply for a continuous monitoring of the quality systems of their NMIs.

Resolution JCRB/5-1 ()

The format for chemistry CMCs has been agreed by the CCQM and subsequently by the JCRB.

Recommendation JCRB/5-2 ()

In order to build up mutual confidence between the regions it is agreed that a representative of each region will be invited to attend the meeting of the General Assembly of the other RMOs or the other RMO Technical Committees dealing with the CIPM-MRA iss

Recommendation JCRB/5-1 ()

CMCs should contain the capabilities of an NMI that are normally offered to their customers and which in general are published in the catalog of facilities of the NMI. So, one should not claim capabilities that may be offered under exceptional, time consum

Action JCRB/5-4 ()

Dr Kaarls will discuss the coordination of references to the CIPM-MRA in ILAC documents, particularly the ILAC-MLA, during the General Assembly meeting of ILAC to be held in the week of 30 October 2000 in Arlington, VA, USA.

Action JCRB/5-3 ()

All RMO documents related to review procedures should be publicly available so that the whole system is transparent and open. Each one should have a statement from the RMO saying that the document is complete and is compatible with other RMO documents. Whe

Action JCRB/5-2 ()

The JCRB also decides to create a separate document with clear deadlines related to the steps in the interregional review process.( document JCRB-5/3)

Action JCRB/5-1 ()

The JCRB decides to create a more detailed procedure, including all steps in the review process while making clear who is responsible for the different actions in the process. (document JCRB-5/1)

Resolution JCRB/4-5 (2000)

The JCRB will meet every six months for the foreseeable future.

Resolution JCRB/4-4 (2000)

The JCRB agreed that:
The JCRB agreed on the following time schedule, while setting priorities for those areas of measurements which are mostly developed now with respect to the review and analysis of CMC's:
- Deadline for submission of revised data

Resolution JCRB/4-3 (2000)

The JCRB agreed that:
- since only data declared fully reliable will be published in Appendix C, which is the database accessible by the outside world, there will be no "flags" or comments in the data in this database; in the draft data files reviewed b

Resolution JCRB/4-2 (2000)

The JCRB agreed on the following statement: The JCRB at its 4th meeting on 20 an 21 March 2000 is of the unanimous opinion that the declared objectives of the MRA require the CMC data entered in Appendix C be declared fully reliable by the RMO's. In conseq

Resolution JCRB/4-1 (2000)

The JCRB Rules of Procedure are approved.

Action JCRB/4-1 (2000)

Bob Watters and Claudine Thomas will complete several changes with respect to the input data files to be delivered by the RMO's and will distribute new instructions as soon as possible to the RMO's (Appendix 9).
- in Appendix C, an extra column will be

Resolution JCRB/3-3 (1999)

It was agreed that the database would be in the English language. The database would be maintained for the first years jointly by the NIST and the BIPM, after which it would be held and maintained on a permanent basis by the BIPM. The NMIs were free to pro

Resolution JCRB/3-2 (1999)

Key comparisons carried out by the BIPM would be re-numbered to avoid duplication with CC key comparisons;
- supplementary comparisons would not be coordinated by the BIPM;
- every region would register its own supplementary comparisons according

Resolution JCRB/3-1 (1999)

It was confirmed that the nomenclature used for the RMO key comparisons would follow the nomenclature as used by the CCs for the CIPM key comparisons, but that the RMOs would have their own system of consecutive numbering. Every comparison would have its o

Recommendation JCRB/3-1 (1999)

The JCRB recommended that peers from other regions attend assessment review meetings of the RMOs.

Action JCRB/3-1 (1999)

The JCRB agreed that available provisional data should be sent by the RMOs to the BIPM before 31 December 1999. This should be done either in electronic form or in paper format . According to the rules of procedure of the JCRB the BIPM will send the gather

Resolution JCRB/2-3 (1999)

It was agreed that concerning approval by the local RMO of NMI's proposedcalibration measurement capabilities (cmcs) offered under MRA paragraph 7.3(b), there are three main criteria:
1. Results of participation in key and supplementary comparisons b

Action JCRB/2-2 (1999)

It was agreed that:
- RMOs should send to Executive Secretaries of the CCs their lists of provisional comparisons for Appendix B six weeks before the meetings of the CCs this year (see dates of CCs attached). A statement from RMO should be included con

Action JCRB/2-1 (1999)

A broad discussion took place on the way in which proposals for inclusion in Appendix C should be prepared. It was agreed that
(a) I. Castelazo would convene a working group made up of a member from each of the RMOs to draft a format for presenting inc