– the intergovernmental organization through which Member States act together
     on matters related to measurement science and measurement standards.
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Versailles Project on Advanced Materials and Standards (VAMAS)

The Versailles Project on Advanced Materials and Standards (VAMAS) supports world trade in products dependent on advanced materials technologies, through international collaborative projects aimed at providing the technical basis for harmonized measurements, testing, specifications, and standards.

The BIPM's collaboration with VAMAS builds on the recommendations of the CIPM ad hoc Working Group on Metrology of Materials (see the WGMM report Evolving Need for Metrology in Material Property Measurements (2008)). As in other areas, the BIPM works to promote improved traceability, better comparability of data and the availability of appropriate reference materials, all of which are important for regulators, manufacturers, standards bodies and accreditation bodies.


Formal relationship:
Links between the BIPM and the VAMAS:

  • The BIPM and VAMAS work together to identify and solve issues of metrological traceability, estimation of measurement uncertainty and the use of SI units for measurements of (and related to) materials properties.

BIPM contact(s):
VAMAS contact(s):
  • Prof. Graham Sims (NPL), VAMAS Chair
  • Mr Sam Gnaniah (NPL), VAMAS Secretary

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