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18th meeting of Joint Committee for Measurement Standards:

Postponed until autumn 2020



30th COOMET Committee meeting:

Postponed until autumn 2020

Slovak Institute of Metrology (SMU)

(up-to-date country information has not been submitted to the COOMET Secretariat - information from the Catalog-2018 is given)


General Director:  Mr. Roman Kováč

Address:                Karloveská 63, 842 55 Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Telephone:             +421 2 602 94 600




The institution responsible for national and other measurement standards and scientific metrology in Slovakia is the Slovak Institute of Metrology (SMU), which in accordance with the Law on Metrology is a state institution, responsible for the mentioned areas.

The Slovak Institute of Metrology (SMU) has been established in 1968 as a National Czechoslovak Institute of Metrology and has more than 47 years of experience. SMU fulfils tasks as the national metrology institution (NMI) for the Slovak Republic since 1st of January 1993. At the present time SMU is subsidized organization of the SOSMT.

Main tasks of SMU include:

  • implementation, improvement, maintenance and comparison of Slovak national measurement standards of physical and technical quantities and their comparison at the international level, as well as transfer of units to secondary standards;
  • representation of the Slovak Republic in international metrology organizations;
  • scientific and research and technical development in the field of metrology;
  • calibration of operating standards and measuring instruments;
  • verification of measuring instruments, subject to verification;
  • type testing of measuring instruments;
  • supervision of creation of Slovak certified reference materials;
  • development of technical standards, orders to the Law on Metrology, specifying technical requirements and methods for verification of measuring instruments, subject to verification, and testing for type approval;
  • training and improvement of professional skills of employees in legal metrology, calibration centers and other employees, involved in technical measurements;
  • certification of employees in metrology;
  • conducting specialized and technical works in the field of accreditation and certification bodies.



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