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Implementing Metrology in the European Research Area

Implementing Metrology in the European Research Area

Objective

iMERA will enable the Governments from 14 countries to increase significantly the national and European impact of their investment in R&D in metrology. Collectively they invest approximately 400M Euros annually to ensure top-level metrological capability across a multiple of disciplines. R&D projects are executed through national programmes in the National Metrology Institutes. Though the institutes have collaborated on an ad hoc basis, there are currently no links between the national programmes. Exchange of programme information will enable best practice to be identified and adopted. The partners aspire to a substantial increase in collaboration, opening access to special metrological facilities and examining the viability of joint investments in new facilities.Foresight and road-mapping will ensure there is an appropriate direction for these activities. The project will launch collaboration at programme level. Scope, stakeholder needs, national funding contributions, legal issues, obstacles for national participation and organisational structures will all be addressed. A multi-disciplinary European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP) will be developed with the prospect of launching the initiative in a joint action between the European Commission and interested countries utilising Article 169 of the European Treaty. A high-level policy group consisting of senior representatives of the national governments and their NMIs will oversee and develop the conditions for a successful project. Activities that are necessary to create the appropriate climate for in-depth research collaboration like mobility, stakeholder consultation, needs analysis, knowledge transfer, impact assessment and IPR are all addressed. Not all countries within Europe have well-established metrology programmes or facilities. iMERA will ensure that, although not contract partners, these countries are able to participate in key activities if they so choose.

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Administrative Contact

Andy HENSON (Mr)

Participants (20)

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DEPARTMENT FOR INNOVATION, UNIVERSITIES AND SKILLS

United Kingdom

PHYSIKALISCH-TECHNISCHE BUNDESANSTALT

Germany

LABORATOIRE NATIONAL D'ESSAIS

France

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI RICERCA METROLOGICA

Italy

SP TECHNICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF SWEDEN

Sweden

SLOVAK OFFICE OF STANDARDS, METROLOGY AND TESTING

Slovakia

SLOVAK INSTITUTE OF METROLOGY

Slovakia

MINISTERIE VAN ECONOMISCHE ZAKEN

Netherlands

NMI VAN SWINDEN LABORATORIUM B. V.

Netherlands

DANISH FUNDAMENTAL METROLOGY LTD

Denmark

SWISS FEDERAL OFFICE OF METROLOGY

Switzerland

CZECH OFFICE FOR STANDARDS, METROLOGY AND TESTING

Czechia

CZECH METROLOGY INSTITUTE

Czechia

URAD RS ZA MEROSLOVJE (METROLOGY INSTITUTE OF THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA)

Slovenia

CENTRE FOR METROLOGY AND ACCREDITATION

Finland

EUROPEAN COMMISSION-JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE

Belgium

DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY

United Kingdom

BUNDESMINISTERIUM FÜR WIRTSCHAFT UND TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

GLÓWNY URZAD MIAR

Poland

NORWEGIAN METROLOGY SERVICE

Norway

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 16220

  • Start date

    1 April 2005

  • End date

    31 December 2008

Funded under:

FP6-COORDINATION

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 998 774

  • EU contribution

    € 3 998 774

Coordinated by:

NPL MANAGEMENT LTD

United Kingdom