By creating new material for measurement uncertainty training at the different levels, and by establishing an active community for those teaching measurement uncertainty at metrology institutes, universities, in accreditation and legal metrology, the activity will increase the understanding of measurement uncertainty and thus contribute to more reliable measurements from the highest scientific level down to the shop floor.
In October 2021 the two-year EMN activity, coordinated by PTB, Germany’s National Metrology Institute, started with an online event. At the Kick-off meeting, the importance for uncertainty trainers and trainees was emphasised. The consortium discussed needs with stakeholders and clarified the aims of the activity as well as future work. The event was well attended by stakeholders, the Mathmet management, EURAMET representatives and the whole Measurement Uncertainty Training consortium.
Katy Klauenberg from PTB said
‘This is the first time that such a diverse consortium of measurement uncertainty trainers has formed. Collaborating allows us to share our expertise and avoid replication of development effort, to provide a contact forum and to better prioritise training needs. We are currently compiling an overview of selected uncertainty courses to enable interested parties to easily identify suitable ones. We are surveying the needs in the community of legal and accreditation bodies to better tailor future courses. And new training videos will follow.’
The consortium comprises:
11 Mathmet members and partners: PTB (coordination), CEM, GUM, IMBIH, IMS SAS, INRIM, IPQ, LNE, METAS, NPL, SMD and
5 non-Mathmet members: ACCREDIA Ente Italiano di Accreditamento, Deutsche Akademie für Metrologie (DAM), National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI), Politecnico di Torino, University of Konstanz.
Interested in joining the Measurement Uncertainty Training activity ?
If you are interested in outcomes of this activity, would like to express needs or views, or consider joining the consortium, please contact Katy Klauenber at email@example.com .
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