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BIPM news: CBKT programme
    BIPM CBKT Programme goes virtual [2020]  
The BIPM CBKT Programme launched its "Remote learning support" initiative in May 2020 with the delivery of its first online short course for RMOs (COOMET) and its first online technical exchange for CMC writers (Q/A sessions).
    BIPM CBKT Programme extended to include remote-learning [2020]  
The BIPM CBKT Programme has been extended to include a "remote-learning" capability, which will provide online assistance to NMI/DI staff from Member States and Associates in their involvement in the CIPM MRA mechanisms.
    TÜBİTAK UME and BIPM extend Metrology for Safe Food and Feed CBKT activity to cover the measurement of veterinary drug residues in food [2020]  
The BIPM and TÜBİTAK UME have signed a collaborative agreement to extend the BIPM Capacity Building and Knowledge Transfer (CBKT) activity on "Metrology for Safe Food and Feed" to include the measurement of veterinary drug residues in food with activities planned on tetracycline materials.
    EURAMET-BIPM Workshop on the KCDB 2.0 [2020]  
The two and half day EURAMET-BIPM Workshop on the KCDB 2.0, dedicated to EURAMET TC Chairs and TC Members, was held at the BIPM from 17-19 February 2020.
    2020 BIPM-APMP Training course: Timescale and Algorithms [2020]  
The BIPM and APMP are organizing a joint training initiative on Timescale and Algorithms ("TTA2020") on 1-3 July 2020 in Bangkok (Thailand).
    BIPM-APMP CBKT Workshop "Important transitions in the CIPM MRA infrastructure" [2019]  
The workshop provided an effective forum to share knowledge about the KCDB 2.0 and changes to the international standards ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 17034. An interactive atmosphere was encouraged at the workshop, with many questions from the participants.
    2019 Varenna Metrology School and METAS project [2019]  
Three BIPM CBKT/METAS award winners combined their attendance at the Metrology School with a placement at METAS.
    Standards and metrology in support of safe food and feed workshop held for GULFMET countries [2019]  
The "Metrology for Safe Food and Feed - Organic Analysis and Standards" workshop in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) was sponsored by the GSO and organized through the BIPM 'Metrology for Safe Food and Feed Programme' Capacity Building and Knowledge Transfer programme.
    CIPM MRA experts have received training to optimize their use of the newly-launched KCDB 2.0 [2019]  
The "Optimizing the CIPM MRA - the KCDB 2.0" course, organized by the BIPM and sponsored by NIST, was held from 4-8 November 2019 at the BIPM. The aim of the course was to equip those who operate the CIPM MRA CMC review processes with the appropriate skill-set and information to use the KCDB 2.0 as efficiently as possible.
    BIPM - TÜBİTAK UME project placements completed with great success and extended to 2021: other NMIs encouraged to offer placements. [2019]  
The joint "BIPM - TÜBİTAK UME project placements" initiative has been extended to 2020 and 2021 following the success of the 2018 and 2019 cycles. Given the significant demand for capacity building and knowledge transfer training, the BIPM invites other NMIs to join this initiative.
    Applications are now open for the 2019 course "Optimizing the CIPM MRA - the KCDB 2.0" [2019]  
This course is designed to equip RMO TC/WG Chairs and TC/WG members (it is aimed at those who actually coordinate the review and act as reviewers) with the necessary knowledge to use the 'optimized' CIPM MRA and the KCDB 2.0.
    KazInMetr and KEBS participate in BIPM Metrology for Clean Air Programme with sponsorship from NPL (UK) [2018]  
Visiting scientists from KEBS (Kenya) and KazInMetr (Kazakhstan) will participate in the BIPM Metrology for Clean Air Programme thanks to ongoing sponsorship from the NPL (UK).
    Metrology for Safe Food and Feed: Accurate measurements of mycotoxins - comparison launched [2018]  
The BIPM has launched the first in a series of comparisons on mycotoxin calibrations solutions to support NMIs that have participated in the BIPM Metrology for Safe Food and Feed Programme and which are establishing measurement capabilities and CRMs for their food testing sectors.
    CBKT "Train the trainer" course to support the implementation of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 [2018]  
Twenty three participants from 17 countries successfully completed the "Train the trainer": transitioning to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 in the CIPM MRA capacity building course. The two-day course, organized by the BIPM and sponsored by METAS, was held on 23-24 May 2018.
    2017 "Sound beginning in the CIPM MRA" course extended to the regional level [2018]  
A one-day workshop was held in Bosnia and Herzegovina on 10 April 2018 as part of part of the BIPM's ongoing series of joint initiatives with the RMOs. The BIPM-COOMET "Sound beginning in the CIPM MRA" Workshop was attended by 27 participants from 14 countries.
    CB&KT course to improve contributions to the computation of UTC [2018]  
Twenty-one participants from 21 countries recently completed a two-day course - "Effective participation in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)" as part of the BIPM Capacity Building and Knowledge Transfer (CB&KT) programme.
    CMCs: getting them 'right first time' [2017]  
The BIPM welcomed 24 participants from 20 countries to the 'Sound beginning in the CIPM MRA' capacity building course. This course aimed to advance the 'right first time' philosophy to participation in the CIPM MRA.
    Mycotoxin Metrology Capacity Building: Africa Food Safety Workshop [2017]  
Workshop on Standards and Methods of Analysis for Mycotoxins
4-8 June 2018 (Pretoria, South Africa)
    APMP-DEC Leadership Training 2017 [2017]  
Applications for the BIPM-APMP joint CB&KT course 2017 APMP-DEC "Leadership training" are now open. The 4-day course is sponsored by the APMP Developing Economies' Committee (APMP-DEC) and Metrology-Enabling Developing Economies in Asia (MEDEA) project.
    TÜBİTAK UME laboratory-based training initiative for young metrologists 2018 [2017]  
Applications for 2018 placements at TÜBİTAK UME are now open. The laboratory based training aims to equip young and inexperienced metrologists with valuable technical skills whilst pursuing a specific project of interest. This is the first of two calls organized with TÜBİTAK UME under the BIPM CB&KT Programme.
    Further countries to benefit from the BIPM's Capacity Building project on "Metrology for Clean Air" [2017]  
Visiting scientists from NPLI (India) and NMISA (South Africa) will be participating in the BIPM's "Metrology for Clean Air" CBKT project in 2017 and 2018, following receipt of additional sponsorship.
    Support for regional key comparison of Zener voltage standards [2017]  
The Physical Metrology Department has set up a project to provide support for the organization of one of GULFMET's first key comparisons - GULFMET.EM.BIPM-K11 - a comparison of Zener voltage standards.
    2017 BIPM-EURAMET "TC Leadership" course [2017]  
Eighteen participants from 12 EURAMET member countries have successfully completed the BIPM-EURAMET "TC Leadership" course. The training they received will enable them to become more effective in their involvement in the CIPM MRA. It will also allow them to make personal contributions in their possible future work as Technical Committee (TC) Chairs or in supporting the Chairs in CIPM MRA related matters.
    Start of "Safe Food and Feed" Knowledge Transfer secondments at the BIPM [2017]  
The first in a series of three-month-long Knowledge Transfer secondments to the BIPM Chemistry Department, for visiting scientists from NMIs wishing to develop mycotoxin metrology capabilities, has started.
    2016 "Leaders of Tomorrow" course [2016]  
Eighteen participants, designated by their RMOs as future leaders in the global metrology system, have completed a two-week "Leaders of Tomorrow" training course as part of the BIPM Capacity Building and Knowledge Transfer programme. The course was held on 7-18 November 2016.
    Three young scientists complete METAS sponsored training [2016]  
Three young scientists from Argentina, South Africa and Albania have successfully completed training through a short placement at METAS, which was organized under the banner of the BIPM CB&KT programme.
    Start of Metrology for the Safe Food and Clean Air Capacity Building Programmes [2016]  
Laboratory programmes for capacity building and knowledge transfer in Metrology for Safe Food and Clean Air have started in the BIPM Chemistry Department.
    Trainees finalized for first-ever BIPM 'Leaders of Tomorrow' training course [2016]  
After a rigorous selection process, 17 candidates have been selected and have accepted places on the first BIPM 'Leaders of Tomorrow' training course.
    Developing metrology capacity for 'Safe Food and Feed' [2015]  
The BIPM has agreed to work with NIM and NMISA to establish a Mycotoxin Metrology Capacity Building programme to strengthen chemical analysis and measurement standard activities in developing economies.
    BIPM receives the first grant for its CB&KT Programme [2015]  
The BIPM has been awarded a US Government Grant, via NIST, which will provide funding for defined Capacity Building and Knowledge Transfer Programme activities.
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