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EMPIR CALL 2015: FINALISATION OF EVALUATION PROCESS

The evaluation process of the Stage 2 Call for 2015 has been finalised.

Following the Review Conference held in November, where external independent referees evaluated and ranked the proposals, the EMPIR Committee agreed on a final list of selected projects to fund. The following project proposals have been selected and will be invited for contract negotiation:

Health

  • Quantitative measurement and imaging of drug-uptake by bacteria with antimicrobial resistance
  • Role of metals and metal containing biomolecules in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease
  • Metrology for modern hearing assessment and protecting public health from emerging noise sources
  • Innovative measurements for improved diagnosis and management of neurodegenerative diseases
  • Metrology for multi-modality imaging of impaired tissue perfusion
  • Metrology for clinical implementation of dosimetry in molecular radiotherapy
  • Novel materials and methods for the detection, traceable monitoring and evaluation of antimicrobial resistance
  • Metrology for MR guided radiotherapy
  • Metrology for additively manufactured medical implants

Normative

  • Metrology for sampling and conditioning SO2 emissions from stacks
  • Techniques for ultra-high voltage and very fast transients
  • Metrology for sustainable hydrogen energy applications
  • Standard tests and requirements for rate-of-change of frequency (ROCOF) measurements in smart grids

Research Potential

  • Development of RF and microwave metrology capability
  • Underwater acoustic calibration standards for frequencies below 1 kHz
  • Expansion of European research capabilities in humidity measurement
  • Traceability routes for electrical power quality measurements

SI Broader Scope

  • Reference algorithms and metrology on aspherical and freeform lenses
  • Implementing the new kelvin 2
  • Optical clocks with 1E-18 uncertainty
  • Waveform metrology based on spectrally pure Josephson voltages• Optical frequency transfer - a European network
  • Nano-scale traceable magnetic field measurements
  • Future photometry based on solid-state lighting products
  • Quantum realisation of the SI ampere
  • Traceable three-dimensional nanometrology
  • Radionuclide beta spectra metrology

Support for Impact
The previous EMRP JRP that each SIP is linked to is shown in brackets

  • Standard to certify the purity of zero gas in ambient air measurements (ENV01)
  • An International Standard for Reliable Chemical Depth Profiling of Organic Materials (NEW01)
  • Standards and e-learning course to maximize the uptake of infusion and calibration best practices (HLT07)Time synchronization impact enabling future network communication (SIB02)
  • Methodology and software to increase uptake of advanced uncertainty evaluation methods (NEW04)
  • Validation of software development and analysis tools using TraCIM (NEW06)


EURAMET would like to thank the following referees who evaluated proposals in 2015:

Mika AaltoElena DiacuEmilie Langlois BertrandGerry Ronan
Jens BenderOlaf DoesselMartin LawrenceGianluca Rossi
Ewald BenesVladimir FalkoRainer LeitgebCharles Sammut
Ali BenMoussaSerguei FilatovMaria LosurdoHector Sanchez Lopez
Carlo Bettanini Fecia di CossatoJan GoreckiEckhard LuepfertGeorg Schmitz
Sytze BrandenburgJacques GouimenouNineta MajcenIrena Sielamowicz
Maria BulgheroniAxel HaaseLorenzo MantiFrank Simonis
Jasmina Casals-TerréFrans HarrenPhilip MaylesPaolo Spinelli
Robert CoppesPeter HauptmannHans-Georg MenzelIryna Terenetska
Laurent CouturierThekla KiffmeyerMircea ModreanuArto Toppinen
Marija Cundeva-BlajerH.-Jürgen KlugeJesper MygindVladimir Tuboltsev
Alexandru DasuMartina KnoopKamen NedevJeroen Van de Kamer
Anne DelilleFriedrich KoenigManfred NiehusMichel Viellefosse
Jerome DelporteAphrodite KtenaHannes NowakGuenter Werth


The 56 referees consisted of 43 men (76.8 %), 13 women (23.2 %) and represented 20 different nationalities.

 

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