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Metrological professional bodies

5 January, 2016 - 12:39

As measurement traceability is very important in pure science and engineering, every country faces the same problem of maintaining it, and needing to standardize practices and promote the concept of metrological traceability. The International Committee of Weights and Measures (CIPM), formed by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM), the International Federation for Clinical Chemistry (IFCC) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) therefore agreed to establish the Joint Committee for Traceability in Laboratory Medicine (JCTLM) with the main objectives of providing leadership in identifying reference materials and reference methods appropriate to meeting 'higher order' requirements.