Development of digital calibration certificates

Project Description

The goal of this project is to foster the development of harmonised digital calibration certificates (DCC) at national metrology institutes and calibration laboratories. The focus is on DCCs with machine interpretable information about the calibration in such a way that it can be utilised for digital workflows in measurement science, calibration, conformity assessment and industry.

Therefore, the project will carry out the following actions:

  • Definition of minimum requirements for DCC regarding content and interfaces
  • Development and publication of case studies, guidelines and software
  • Organisation of workshops to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of novel approaches
  • Organisation of training courses, both, web-based and in person
  • Active collaboration with all EURAMET TCs
  • Active collaboration with the CIPM and its CCs

Next concrete steps are:

  • Definition of a “Calibration Certificate Cover”- describing mandatory information for DCCs. By this all users may be enabled to develop their own national implementations, based on common and shared “Digital Calibration Certificate” characteristics.
  • Development of interfaces between different approaches/implementations and a harmonisation on European level. Support for smaller NMIs
  • Regular meetings (06/2019, 01/2020, …) to present and discuss different approaches.

Initial developments towards a DCC are undertaken also in the EMPIR project 17IND02 SmartCom, starting June 2018.