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In 2000, the JRC Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, in the framework of the EU enlargement, set up a project to improve the scientific basis for metrology in chemistry in EU Candidate Countries. Chemical measurements are essential in different fields (biology, environment, geology, medicine etc). Important decisions are often based on these in support of legislation, production processes and societal problems. Several activities were initiated, one of which was to assist each country to write a Status Report on Metrology in Chemistry.

The report is the end product of a process to document today's status.

Intentionally, this process involved not only the providers of services in metrology in chemistry but also all the major stakeholders in this activity (e.g. major field laboratories, accreditation bodies, regulatory bodies, educators, professional bodies). The Report does not describe all aspects in detail, but only main activities to be the first step of the future improvement process, to lead to better cooperation and particularly a better understanding of what the future role and activities of each of these stakeholders should be.

In this report, main aspects of the present state in metrology in chemistry (MiC) in Bulgaria are described. The information given in the report was collected by co-operating and discussing the topic described with Bulgarian experts from various fields (metrology, accreditation, environment, agriculture, healthcare, education, etc) obtained through the knowledge and experience of various experts and by the authors' personal knowledge and experience.

Additional information

Authors: IVANOVA D, National Center of Metrology, Sofia (BG);VASSILEVA E, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Sofia (BG);TAYLOR P D P, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM), Geel (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20272 EN (2002), 37pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39 033278 9864 Fax: +39 033278 9623 E-mail:
Record Number: 200315869 / Last updated on: 2003-02-13
Original language: en
Available languages: en