Project: Advancing measurement uncertainty - comprehensive examples for key international standards

Acronym 17NRM05 EMUE (Reference Number: 17NRM05)
Duration 01/07/2018 - 30/06/2021
Project Topic From manufacturing to medical diagnosis, organisations routinely make decisions based on measurement data. Awareness of the associated uncertainty and its impacts on quality can therefore mitigate failures, risks and increased operating costs. To help industries accurately assess uncertainties, the Joint Committee for Guides in Metrology (JCGM) publish the Guide to the expression of uncertainty in measurement (GUM) which provides instructions, procedures and illustrative examples. Yet, interpretation and application of the GUM’s principles remains difficult for many end-users, particularly as numerous examples in GUM are now quarter of a century old. This project will deliver a comprehensive set of new or improved examples for uncertainty evaluation methods in accordance with the GUM, for example in cancer treatment dosimetry or illegal substance testing in sports. The project will also develop examples that can be used as adaptable template solutions for related problems. By enabling practitioners to ‘learn by example’, the project will contribute to the application of improved uncertainty evaluation, benefiting decision making in many areas of industry.
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Network EMPIR
Call EMPIR Call 2017

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 NPL Management Limited Coordinator United Kingdom
2 Bundesanstalt fuer Materialforschung und -pruefung Partner Germany
3 Institut za mjeriteljstvo Bosne i Hercegovine Partner Bosnia and Herzegovina
4 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Partner Italy
5 Instituto Português da Qualidade, I.P. Partner Portugal
6 LGC Limited Partner United Kingdom
7 Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais Partner France
8 TUV SUD Limited Partner United Kingdom
9 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
10 Federale Overheidsdienst Economie, KMO, Middenstand en Energie Partner Belgium
11 VSL B.V. Partner Netherlands
12 Accredia - L'Ente Italiano di Accreditamento Partner Italy
13 Laboratorio Nacional de Engenharia Civil Partner Portugal
14 United Kingdom Accreditation Service Partner United Kingdom
15 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Observer Japan
16 Rolls-Royce PLC Observer United Kingdom
17 World Anti-Doping Agency Observer Switzerland