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  • Research programme (EEC, Euratom) to be implemented by the Joint Research Centre - Measurements, standards and reference techniques (METRE) -, 1977-1979

Previous programme


Successor programme


Programme funding

EUR 53,37 million

Official Journal Reference

L 200 of 1977-08-08

Legislative Reference

77/488/CEE, Euratom of 1977-07-18
To undertake research in the applied science of measurement, both nuclear and non-nuclear.


The programme was drawn up in accordance with the Council Resolution of 17 December 1970 concerning the procedures for adopting research and training programmes (Official Journal No L 16 of 20.1.1971). Initially adopted for a period of four years (1977-1980), the programme was replaced by a new four-year programme as of 1 January 1980 and unused funds were allocated to the new programme.

This programme grouped together the JRC's activities in the applied science of measurement.


Five projects:

- Measurements of nuclear data;

- Nuclear reference materials and techniques;

- Non-nuclear reference materials and techniques;

- Scientific support for the Commission;

- Scientific support for the Secretariat of the Community Bureau of References (CBR).


The Commission, assisted by the board of governors of the Joint Research Centre (JRC), was responsible for the implementation of the programme by means of the services of the JRC.

The programme was divided into a nuclear part, with activities concentrated at the Community Bureau for Nuclear Measurements (CBNM) located at Geel, and a non-nuclear part in which the JRC establishments at Geel, Ispra, and Petten were jointly involved. The nuclear part of the programme was based on the exploitation of two major accelerators at Geel while the non-nuclear part of the programme participated in the indirect action programme of the Community Bureau of Reference on reference materials and methods.

The dissemination of the information resulting from the implementation of the non-nuclear parts of the programme was carried out in accordance with Council Regulation (EEC) No 2380/74 of 17 September 1974 (Official Journal No L 255 of 20.9.1974) which adopts provisions for the dissemination of information relating to research programmes for the European Community.
Record Number: 248 / Last updated on: 2014-03-05