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    Happy World Quality Day! [2019]  
Celebrating 100 years of quality
    Winners of the competition "Français et Sciences 2019" [2019]  
Winners of the competition "Français et Sciences 2019"
    Invitation to participate in the JCTLM conference: 2-3 December 2019 [2019]  
The biennial JCTLM Members' and Stakeholders' meeting is being held at the BIPM on 2 and 3 December 2019. A cordial invitation is extended to anyone who has an interest in traceability in laboratory medicine and method standardisation. These include laboratory medicine specialists, EQA providers, IVD manufacturers and national metrology institutes. Registration to "2019 Accurate Results for Patient Care Workshop" is open until 31 October.
    First Regional Quality Infrastructure (QI) Workshop in the Pacific region [2019]  
Access to Quality Infrastructure (QI) is a major challenge for the island countries of the Pacific. In collaboration with its development partners, the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) convened the first Regional QI Workshop in the Pacific in Fiji on 2-6 September 2019.
    19th International Metrology Congress - Paris, 24 to 26 September 2019 [2019]  
A few more weeks left to register to the CIM 2019! As every two years, the CIM is going to take stock of the recent advances and future perspectives in the field of scientific and industrial metrology through a diverse and specifically selected conference programme complemented by round table sessions and keynote talks dedicated to key societal and metrological challenges. The complete conference programme can be found here.
To register for CIM 2019, click here!
    19th International Metrology Congress - Paris, 24 to 26 September 2019 [2019]  
As every two years, the CIM is going to take stock of the recent advances and future perspectives in the field of scientific and industrial metrology through a diverse and specifically selected conference programme complemented by round table sessions and keynote talks dedicated to key societal and metrological challenges. The complete conference programme can be found here.
To register for CIM 2019, click here!
    Metrology School 2019: New frontiers for metrology: from biology and chemistry to quantum and data science [2019]  
The BIPM and the Italian Physical Society ran the highly successful joint Metrology School "New frontiers for metrology: from biology and chemistry to quantum and data science" at the International School of Physics Enrico Fermi in Varenna (Italy), from 4-12 July 2019.
    The international dosimetry chain: standards and quality assurance in medical radiation dosimetry [2019]  
The IAEA organizes a major international symposium on standards, applications and quality assurance in medical radiation dosimetry (IDOS) about once every 10 years. The 2019 conference was held in Vienna on 18-21 June and the BIPM was actively involved in the symposium.
    19th International Metrology Congress - Paris, 24 to 26 September 2019 [2019]  
Registration for CIM 2019 is now open. The congress includes a diverse conference programme whose details are available here. The programme is complemented by round table sessions and keynote talks dedicated to key societal and metrological challenges.
Early bird deadline for registration is 30 June 2019.
    Happy World Accreditation Day, 9 June [2019]  
This year's theme focuses on how accreditation provides added value to supply chains. Supply chains provide a vital role in delivering products and services for consumers, business and the public sector in a timely, cost-efficient and quality manner. Accreditation and, with it, other quality infrastructure tools such as standards, metrology and conformity assessment, provide widely accepted tools that help deliver value to the supply chain. These tools help with trust and assurance, enabling confidence in both final products and services and the manner in which they are placed on the market and used.
Areas of collaboration between the BIPM and ILAC
    The state of the art of radionuclide metrology [2019]  
The biennial international conference on radionuclide metrology (ICRM) was held on 27-31 May 2019 in Salamanca (Spain). Staff from the BIPM contributed presentations on the ESIR and the first measurement of 11C in the SIRTI.
    Varenna Summer School 2019 [2019]  
The BIPM and the Italian Physical Society are running a joint Metrology School "New frontiers for metrology: from biology and chemistry to quantum and data science" in Varenna (Italy), during the summer of 2019.
    Competition "Français et Sciences 2019" [2019]  
In 2019, the BIPM and the LNE are partners in the competition "Français et Sciences" (French Language and Sciences) which is dedicated this year to the Moon.
For more information: presentation, registration, rules, 2019 winners
    Lecture on the kilogram by Richard Davis [2019]  
On 28 February 2019, Richard Davis gave a lecture on the kilogram at the Musée des Arts et Métiers. An audio recording of the lecture is available here.
    International Year of the Periodic Table 2019 recognizes Mendeleev's achievements [2019]  
2019 is the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements and has been proclaimed the "International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT 2019)" by the United Nations General Assembly and UNESCO.
    World Metrology Day 2019: Resource website now live [2019]  
On behalf of the World Metrology Day Team, we are pleased to announce that the 2019 World Metrology Day Resource Website is now live. The theme this year is "The International System of Units - Fundamentally better".
    International Congress of Metrology (CIM 2019): Call for papers [2019]  
The 19th International Congress of Metrology, CIM 2019, will be held from 24-26 September 2019 in Paris, France. The congress will explore industrial challenges in the field of measurement through a varied programme. Call for papers is open until 30 January 2019.
    Webinars from the International Day of Medical Physics 2018 are now available [2019]  
Dr Cecilia Kessler's presentation on "The ionization chamber in the Primary Standards Dosimetry Laboratory (PDSL): the role of the PDSL" at the 6th International Day of Medical Physics webinar is now available online.
    Winners of the competition "Français et Sciences 2018" [2018]  
Winners of the competition "Français et Sciences 2018"
    Connect to the BIPM's YouTube channel [2018]  
https://www.youtube.com/thebipm
    International Congress of Metrology (CIM 2019): Call for papers [2018]  
The 19th International Congress of Metrology, CIM 2019, will be held from 24-26 September 2019 in Paris, France. The congress will explore industrial challenges in the field of measurement through a varied programme. Call for papers is now open until 15 January 2019.
    NIM, NIFDC and BIPM organize the 2nd Protein and Peptide Therapeutics and Diagnostics Workshop in Chengdu, China [2018]  
The National Institute of Metrology (NIM), China, the National Institutes for Food and Drug Control (NIFDC) and the BIPM held the 2nd International workshop on Protein and Peptide Therapeutics and Diagnostics on 10-12 October 2018 in Chengdu, China.
    The Joint Working Group 2.1 "Relativistic Geodesy: First steps towards a new geodetic technique" of the IAG to meet at the BIPM [2018]  
The 2nd meeting of the Joint Working Group 2.1 "Relativistic Geodesy: First steps towards a new geodetic technique" of the IAG will be held at the BIPM on 10-11 October 2018.
    Exhibition Sur mesure, les sept unités du monde [2018]  
The BIPM is a partner in the exhibition Sur mesure, les sept unités du monde that will take place from 16 October 2018 to 5 May 2019 at the musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris. The exhibition explores the theme of measurement from every angle.
    Competition "Français et Sciences 2018" [2018]  
To promote the revision of the SI to a wider public, the BIPM and the LNE are partners in the competition "Français et Sciences" (French Language and Sciences) which this year focuses on the theme "Weights and Measures". The competition was launched on World Metrology Day (20 May 2018) and will end a few days before the 26th CGPM meeting (13-16 November 2018). The competition is open to French teachers in France and abroad, cultural centres, "Instituts français" or "Alliances françaises", libraries, museums or French language teaching centres.
    Happy World Accreditation Day, 9 June [2018]  
This year's theme focuses focuses on how accreditation delivers a safer world. The expectation of safe workplaces, safe products, safe transport, safe food, in fact all aspects of our lives is universally shared. Statistics however show that the expectation is not being matched by the reality. Closing this gap is a vital consideration for governments, regulators and businesses, aiming to keep people safer in their work, their domestic life, their journeys and all other parts of their lives.
Areas of collaboration between the BIPM and ILAC
    Sunday 20 May 2018 is World Metrology Day! [2018]  
World Metrology Day 2018, focusing on the theme Constant evolution of the International System of Units, marks the official start of the awareness campaign towards the historic revision of the SI.
We invite you to download the promotional poster and other material from the World Metrology Day website, and to browse the many events being organized around the world to celebrate the day.
    World Metrology Day 2018: Resource website now live [2018]  
20 May 2018 - World Metrology Day - will mark the official start of the awareness campaign towards the historic revision of the SI, which is expected to be agreed at the 26th meeting of the CGPM in November 2018. The World Metrology Day Resource website is now live.
    JCTLM Workshop: Accurate results for patient care [2018]  
A two-day JCTLM workshop at the BIPM focused on metrological traceability in laboratory medicine, which is increasingly recognized to reduce between-method variability and effectively impact accurate results in patient care.
    Quantum metrology: What's in store for the next generation? [2017]  
The BIPM workshop The Quantum Revolution in Metrology, held from 28-29 September 2017, promoted scientific exchange between leading researchers and representatives of the National Metrology Institutes (NMIs) on quantum technologies applied to metrology, advances made in quantum standards and next generation metrology.
    The role of fundamental constants in redefining the SI [2017]  
Celebrating the work accomplished towards the proposed redefinition of the International System of Units (SI) in terms of physical constants, the BIPM organized a scientific symposium on 7 September 2017 under the auspices of the Consultative Committee for Units (CCU).
    JCTLM Workshop 2017: Accurate results for patient care
(registration open until 31 October)
[2017]  
The JCTLM invites its Members and Stakeholders, and anyone who has an interest in traceability in laboratory medicine, to participate in its biennial meeting.
    Happy World Accreditation Day, 9 June [2017]  
This year's theme focuses on delivering confidence in construction and the built environment. There are over 50 000 accredited calibration and test laboratories world-wide, all of which rely on the International System of Units and on metrological traceability to ensure that laboratory measurements and tests get the right results.
Areas of collaboration between the BIPM and ILAC
    Happy World Metrology Day! 20 May 2017 [2017]  
The theme for 2017 is Measurements for transport. We invite you to download the promotional poster and other material from the World Metrology Day website, and to browse the many events being organized around the world to celebrate the day.
    BIPM Workshop: The Quantum Revolution in Metrology (28-29 September 2017). Deadline for registration: 26 May 2017 [2017]  
The objective of the workshop is to promote scientific exchange amongst the National Metrology Institutes and with leading researchers on the applications of quantum-based technologies to metrology.
    Call for papers: BIPM Workshop "The Quantum Revolution in Metrology" [2016]  
The BIPM is inviting the submission of papers for the BIPM Workshop: "The Quantum Revolution in Metrology", which will be held on 28-29 September 2017.
    Happy World Standards Day, 14 October [2016]  
The theme of this year's celebration is Standards build trust. Click here for more information about areas of collaboration between the BIPM and ISO.
    BIPM-WADA Symposium on Standards and Metrology in support of Anti-Doping Analysis [2016]  
The BIPM hosted a joint symposium with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on 28-29 September. One hundred invited experts from NMIs, the clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine community and from WADA and the WADA-accredited anti-doping laboratories discussed the latest initiatives in areas of metrology for organic and biological analysis relevant to this high-profile measurement sector.
    NIM and BIPM organize Workshop on Standards for Protein and Peptide Therapeutics and Diagnostics [2016]  
Over 400 participants attended the "Protein and Peptide Therapeutics and Diagnostics: Research and Quality Assurance" workshop which was organized jointly by the NIM (China) and the BIPM.
    Happy World Accreditation Day, 9 June [2016]  
This year's theme focuses on how accreditation can be a global tool to support public policy for all areas in the public sector - national and local government, regulators. There are some 52 000 accredited calibration and test laboratories world-wide, all of which rely on the International System of Units and on metrological traceability to ensure that laboratory measurements and tests get the right results. Click here for more information about areas of collaboration between the BIPM and ILAC.
    Happy World Metrology Day, 20 May [2016]  
This year's theme is Measurements in a Dynamic World. We invite you to download the promotional poster and other material from the World Metrology Day website, and to browse the many events around the world being organized to celebrate the day.
    Forthcoming BIPM events [2016]  
The BIPM is highlighting three forthcoming events in 2016: World Metrology Day (20 May), the BIPM-VAMAS Workshop (20-21 June) and the Metrology Summer School (27 June - 6 July).
    Registrations now closed for the Varenna Summer School 2016 [2016]  
Metrology: from physics fundamentals to quality of life
    WRC-15 confirms that UTC will retain leap seconds for the time being [2015]  
At the World Radiocommunication Conference in November 2015, members of the ITU decided to maintain leap second insertions in UTC until 2023, when the issue will be considered again after wider consultation.
    Happy World Standards Day, 14 October [2015]  
The theme of this year's celebration is Standards – the world's common language. Click here for more information about areas of collaboration between the BIPM and ISO.
    JCTLM Members' and Stakeholders' Workshop 2015: Registrations open [2015]  
30 November to 1 December 2015, at the BIPM
    Dedicated webpage for the CIPM MRA review [2015]  
Preparatory workshop: 13-14 October 2015
    Webcast of the BIPM Workshop on Global to Urban Scale Carbon Measurements [2015]  
http://lb.streamakaci.com/bipm-carbon/20150630/
    JCTLM session on 'Metrology and Standardization in Laboratory Diagnostics' at EuroMedLab 2015 [2015]  
The JCTLM organized a session on 'Metrology and Standardization in Laboratory Diagnostics' at EuroMedLab Paris 2015, one of the world's largest meetings on clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine as well as a major trade show for the IVD industry.
    Webcast of the BIPM Workshop on Measurement Uncertainty [2015]  
http://lb.streamakaci.com/bipm/20150615/
    First ever live broadcast of a workshop from the BIPM [2015]  
The BIPM's first "webinar" was broadcast on 15 June, live from the BIPM Workshop on Measurement Uncertainty.
    30 June 2015: The "longest day" in 2015 [2015]  
30 June 2015 will have a supplementary second following the insertion of a positive leap second to Universal Coordinated Time (UTC).
    Happy World Accreditation Day, 9 June [2015]  
This year's theme focuses on how accreditation can support the delivery of health and social care. There are almost 50 000 accredited calibration and test laboratories world-wide, all of which rely on the International System of Units and on metrological traceability to ensure that laboratory measurements and tests get the right results. Click here for more information about areas of collaboration between the BIPM and ILAC.
    Celebrating World Metrology Day: Measurements and Light [2015]  
In celebration of World Metrology Day 2015 and the International Year of Light, the BIPM and IOP Publishing are pleased to bring you a collection of recent articles published in Metrologia, highlighting the importance of light across different fields of metrology.
    Happy World Metrology Day, 20 May [2015]  
This year's theme is Measurements and Light. We invite you to download the promotional poster and other material from the World Metrology Day website, and to browse the many events around the world being organized to celebrate the day.
    Upcoming webcast: BIPM Workshop on Measurement Uncertainty [2015]  
A webcast of part of the BIPM Workshop on Measurement Uncertainty is being organized for a limited number of persons. Those interested in taking part are invited to contact the Scientific Secretary.
    Workshop highlights future challenges for measurements of aerosols [2015]  
Representatives from the atmospheric monitoring community (WMO), an automobile manufacturer (BMW) and regulators (OECD and US-EPA) presented their perspectives on the needs for measurements of aerosols at a workshop organized by the Gas Analysis Working Group of the CCQM at the BIPM on 15 April.
    Preparation for World Metrology Day [2015]  
The 2015 World Metrology Day poster, celebrating Measurements and Light, is now available for download.
    BIPM Workshop on Measurement Uncertainty [2015]  
The agenda of the workshop is available on the website, there are 24 speakers from 9 different countries and 2 international organizations. A few places are still available to attend the workshop (application form should be completed by 6 February 2015)
    6th International Time Scale Algorithms Symposium and Tutorials [2015]  
The 6th International Time Scale Algorithms Symposium will take place at the BIPM on 9–11 September 2015. More information on the webpage.
    Happy World Standards Day! [2014]  
Tuesday 14 October 2014 is World Standards Day, organized by ISO, IEC and the ITU, together with their members and partners.
    World Metrology Day 2015 [2014]  
The theme for World Metrology Day 2015 has been announced: Measurements and Light.
    BIPM Workshop on Measurement Uncertainty: 15-16 June 2015 [2014]  
The Consultative Committees, JCGM member organizations and other intergovernmental or international organizations were invited to propose participants. Deadline for on-line application: 31 January 2015.
    CCRI workshop on international traceability for accelerator dosimetry: 20 March 2015 [2014]  
A CCRI workshop on international traceability for accelerator dosimetry will be held at the BIPM on 20 March 2015. The workshop will gather and disseminate the experience gained from BIPM.RI(I)-K6 and discuss how sustainable traceability in accelerator-based dosimetry can be established and maintained world-wide. The role of the BIPM and CCRI in providing a service to Member States and to the signatories of the CIPM MRA in the operation of accelerator-based radiotherapy with adequate accuracy will also be discussed.
For further information or to register for the workshop, please contact Mr José María Los Arcos.
    25th meeting of the General Conference on Weights and Measures (18-20 November 2014) [2014]  
The 25th meeting of the CGPM will be held at the Palais des Congrès de Versailles, France, on 18-20 November 2014. An informal preparatory meeting will be held at the BIPM on 17 November 2014 to prepare for the formal discussions on the BIPM Work Programme and corresponding Dotation.
The CGPM is made up of delegates of the governments of the Member States with observers from the Associates of the CGPM.
    Tuesday 20 May is World Metrology Day [2014]  
This year's theme is "Measurements and the global energy challenge" – a wide-ranging topic that concerns us all. We invite you to download the promotional poster and other material from the World Metrology Day website, and to browse the many events around the world being organized to celebrate the day.
    Preparation for World Metrology Day [2014]  
The 2014 World Metrology Day poster, celebrating Measurements and the global energy challenge, is now available for download.
    World Metrology Day 2014 [2014]  
The theme for World Metrology Day 2014 has been announced: Measurements and the global energy challenge.
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