This project includes a number of partners, from NMIs, DIs, accreditation bodies and other organisations, to give the diversity of examples required by the various standards and guides according to the project objectives. Five members of the consortium sit on JCGM/WG1 and five members are representatives of BIPM, IEC, ISO, IUPAC and IUPAP, member organisations of the JCGM. Many ISO Technical Committees. Eurachem and EUROLAB are also represented.

NPL logo NPL brings expertise in all aspects of uncertainty evaluation: research, training, standards committees, and many applications. NPL is represented on JCGM/WG1, the major stakeholder for this project, providing editorial lead for many of the published and developing JCGM uncertainty documents. NPL will bring these skills to the project as coordinator and in leading WP2.
BAM brings experience in the development, validation and standardisation of mechanical and optical test methods, having a combination of techniques for mechanical, structural and chemical characterisation of materials at the micro- and nano-scale. BAM is active in European and international standardisation (CEN/TC 184/WG5 – Test methods for ceramic coatings and ISO/TC 164/SC3 – Hardness).
IMBiH, although still under development, recognises trends and achievements in metrology and keeps up with them. IMBiH already has significant experience in international projects, grants, research and bilateral projects. IMBiH brings expertise in uncertainty evaluation, using methods such as Monte Carlo and Bayesian methods. In coordination with other NMIs, IMBiH will work as an active participant on tasks in WP1 and WP2.
INRIM brings expertise in the evaluation of measurement uncertainty and conformity concerning several areas of the project, such as environment, health and quality of life. INRIM holds the chair of JCGM/WG1 and participates in ISO Technical Committees, Eurachem and CITAC (Cooperation on International Traceability in Analytical Chemistry). INRIM will bring these skills to the project, leading several tasks in WP1 and WP2.
IPQ brings expertise in uncertainty evaluation, using the GUM and GUM Supplements 1 and 2, and also Bayesian methods, with applications in various metrology fields. IPQ is represented on several standard committees and has an excellent record of participating in EMRP projects, enabling collaboration with hospitals and the whole health sector in Portugal. IPQ will bring these skills to the project as a task leader within WP2.
LGC brings expertise in chemical and biological measurement in the food, clinical, environment and forensic sectors and has proficiency in classical and Bayesian statistics in those areas of measurement. LGC led the development of uncertainty evaluation guidance in chemical measurement (Eurachem and ISO). LGC will lead the development of a chemical measurement example in WP2 and contribute to related examples.
LNE brings expertise and experience in uncertainty evaluation studies, research, training, computation and software development. LNE is represented on JCGM, the major stakeholder for this project, developing JCGM uncertainty documents. LNE will bring these skills to the project as an active participant on tasks of WP1, in particular developing and implementing Bayesian methods adapted to several metrological applications.
NEL has many years of expertise in standardisation in the field of flow measurement, having provided the Chairman of ISO/TC 30 from 2001 to 2016, and now providing the Chairman of both ISO/TC 30/SC 2 and SC 7. NEL derived the discharge coefficient equation for orifice plates and the discharge coefficient and over-reading equations for Venturi tubes in wet gas used by SC 2.
PTB logo PTB brings expertise in the evaluation of measurement uncertainty, which ranges from training over application in many areas of metrology to research. In particular, PTB has a publication record in developing and applying Bayesian methods, also for regression tasks, and will contribute to the project by leading three examples in this area. PTB is also represented in JCGM.
SMD will bring its expertise established in uncertainty assessment. SMD has already successfully applied Bayesian methods to evaluate measurement uncertainty for nanoparticle size measurements by atomic force microscope (AFM). In addition SMD will bring expertise in modelling the influence of measurement parameters on the measurand.
VSL brings expertise on the evaluation of measurement uncertainty using the law of propagation of uncertainty, the Monte Carlo method of GUM Supplements 1 and 2, and using Bayesian methods in most traditional fields in metrology. VSL has also an excellent track record in participating in standardisation committees and is also represented in JCGM WG1. VSL will lead WP3 “Creating Impact”.
ACCREDIA brings expertise in the evaluation of measurement uncertainty and conformity especially in the field of Calibration. ACCREDIA experts involved in this project have deep knowledge in electrical and mechanical metrology and will contribute to provide examples of uncertainty evaluation based on classical statistics.
LNEC brings experience in uncertainty evaluation related to testing and conformity assessment applied in civil engineering and construction. It has international experience in standardisation and quality of measurement required to assure safety of large infrastructures and in management of resources. LNEC will bring the skills of its accredited applied metrology infrastructure and its expert knowledge in many fields of civil engineering.
UKAS brings a wealth of knowledge and skills in the evaluation and implementation of uncertainty from the 2 000 organisations that it accredits, and that are required by International Standards to evaluate uncertainty in diverse fields of calibration, testing and conformity. It is one of the world’s largest and longest-standing accreditation bodies, employing full-time experienced practitioners. UKAS will contribute to and lead WP1.
NMIJ/AIST brings expertise regarding uncertainty evaluation based on the research experiences on statistical analyses of proficiency tests and key comparisons with Bayesian statistics. NMIJ/AIST is one of the most active institutes in Asia in the field of statistics in metrology, and has a scientist who is a member of the IMEKO committee (International Measurement Confederation) TC 21 (Mathematical Tools for Measurements).
Rolls-Royce brings expertise and experience in measurement engineering in the context of the high-value manufacturing and services business. It is one of the most pro-active industrial companies interested in combining modelling and analysis with simulation. RR brings much practical knowledge of the needs of the aerospace industry, and is highly supportive of the need for improved standardisation in the area.
WADA brings experience in uncertainty evaluation associated with the quantification of prohibited threshold substances reported by anti-doping laboratories. Additionally, WADA will bring expertise in proficiency testing as WADA has implemented an external quality assessment scheme (EQAS) involving more than 30 anti-doping laboratories around the world, conducted 6 times a year and containing at least 20 distinct samples.