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Structure and Tasks of the COOMET Joint Committee  on Measurement Standards

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1. Structure and Tasks of the COOMET Joint Committee  on Measurement Standards

1.1    The COOMET Measurement Standards Joint Committee (COOMET MSJC) was established at the 12-th COOMET Committee Meeting in Havana in May 2002 with the purpose to improve COOMET structure.

 

1.2    The COOMET MSJC consists of 12 technical committees (TC):

 

  • TK 1.1 “General Questions Concerning Measurements (General Metrology)”
  • TK 1.2 “Acoustics, Ultrasound and Vibration”
  • TK 1.3 “Electricity and Magnetism”
  • TK 1.4 “Flow Measurement”
  • TK 1.5 “Length and Angle”
  • TK 1.6 “Mass and Related Quantities”
  • TK 1.7 “Photometry and Radiometry”
  • TK 1.8 “Physical Chemistry”
  • TK 1.9 “Ionizing radiation and Radioactivity”
  • TK 1.10 “Thermometry and Thermal Physics”
  • TK 1.11 “Time and Frequency”
  • TK 1.12 “Reference Materials”

 

1.3    The COOMET MSJC uses in its activities valid documents and procedures issued by COOMET as well as by Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM) and Joint Committee of the Regional Metrology Organizations and BIPM (JCRB). A Vice-President responsible for representing COOMET in JCRB coordinates the COOMET MSJC activities.

 

1.4     The COOMET MSJC coordinates and ensures methodological basis of cooperation between National metrology institutions (NMI) of COOMET member-countries in the following fields.

  • implementation in the COOMET member-countries of the Arrangement on Recognition of National Measurement Standards and of Calibration and Measurement Certificates Issued by National Metrology Institutes (hereinafter referred to as Arrangement) serving for preparation of Appendix C*;
  • planning, organization and methodological support of COOMET key and supplementary comparisons;
  • organization and realization of COOMET Projects concerning establishment and improvement of measurement standards or new measurement methods;
  • generating proposals of cooperation projects in the field of measurement standards;
  • Other matters concerning cooperation in the field of measurement standards, which are given in Section 4 of the COOMET Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

 

1.5    The technical committees work in their subject fields under the auspices of the COOMET Measurement Standards Joint Committee.

 

 

2    A Procedure of managing the work of COOMET Measurement Standards Joint Committee

 

2.1 The COOMET Measurement Standards Joint Committee and its technical committees are headed by chairmen appointed by the COOMET Committee for the period of 4 years with the eligibility for reelection. The COOMET JCMS Chairman and Chairmen of the Technical Committees are the staff of the COOMET Measurement Standards Joint Committee.

At the suggestion of the COOMET Committee members, representatives of national organizations of COOMET member-countries (one from each organization) may be introduced additionally into the COOMET MSJC.

 

2.2 The Chairmen of the COOMET MSJC and its technical committees may appoint their deputies (one or more) and the executive secretary.

 

2.3 The technical committees consist of correspondents working in relevant subject fields. The Committee members in their countries appoint the correspondents.

 

2.4 The technical committees may establish subcommittees (SC) to address the permanent tasks of collaboration and working groups (WG) in the frame of the relevant TC/SC to carry out routine work in the framework of particular COOMET projects.

 

2.5 The Chairman and staff of subcommittees are appointed by the relevant technical committee and approved by the COOMET Committee for the period of 3 years with the eligibility for reelection. The subcommittee’s decisions are treated as recommendations only and shall be approved by the relevant technical committee.

 

2.6 The Chairman of the technical committee may appoint coordinators to carry out permanent tasks of the Technical committee instead of establishing subcommittees.

 

2.7 COOMET members may send their representatives (experts, consultants, etc.) to take part in the work of technical committees, if necessary.

 

2.8 The COOMET Joint Committee on Measurement Standards shall meet at least once per year and precede the forthcoming COOMET Committee Meeting.

 

2.9 Meetings of the Technical committees are organized as often as required but at least once per year and a half.

 

2.10 Financing of the meetings is accomplished according to clauses 2.8 and 2.9 of the General regulations for the COOMET structural body. The work of the COOMET MSJC and its technical committees shall meet the requirements of these General regulations.

 

2.11 A WG as a temporary body, which is headed by the coordinator of the relevant COOMET project.

 

 

3    Responsibilities of the Chairman of the COOMET Measurement Standards Joint Committee.

 

3.1 The Chairman of MSJC should work out and improve the procedures for arranging the COOMET review of calibration and measurement capabilities data submitted both by COOMET NMIs and other regional metrology organizations.

3.2 The Chairman of MSJC should work out and introduce programs and recommendations on organization of the COOMET measurement standards comparisons.

 

3.3 The Chairman of MSJC should coordinate COOMET projects related to measurement standards.

3.4 The Chairman of MSJC should maintain the database of the COOMET comparisons as well as constantly renew the information on the COOMET web-site in order to keep up-to-date the COOMET NMIs calibration and measurement capabilities and the results of comparisons with COOMET NMI’s participation.

 

3.5 The Chairman of MSJC should interact with the COOMET Quality Forum on the matters relating to assessment of NMI’s QMS.

 

3.6 The Chairman of MSJC should advise the Chairmen of the technical committees on different issues in their work.

 

3.7 The Chairman of MSJC should work out proposals relating to the activities of COOMET MSJC and prepare periodical reports on the results of its work to the COOMET Committee.

 

4   Responsibilities of the Chairman of the Technical Committee

4.1 Chairmen of TC should organize the work on establishing and performing the review of the data about calibration and measurement capabilities of the COOMET NMIs in the relevant subject field.

 

4.2 Chairmen of TC should organise within COOMET an interregional review of calibration and measurement capabilities of the NMI’s of other regional metrology organizations.

 

4.3 Chairmen of TC should organize comparisons of the COOMET NMI’s measurement standards in the relevant subject field supporting the calibration and measurement capabilities of the COOMET NMIs.

 

4.4 Chairmen of TC should organize and monitor implementation of the COOMET projects in the relevant subject field.

 

4.5 Chairmen of TC should use in his work procedures and recommendations of COOMET as well as the Bureau International des Poids Mesures and the Joint Committee of the Regional Metrology Organizations and the BIPM.

 

4.6 Chairmen of TC should work out proposals on cooperation of the technical committee and periodical reports on its activity results to the COOMET MSJC.

 

5 Responsibilities of the Chairman of the Working Group

The Chairman of a WG is responsible for implementation of WG projects including preparation of reports on project results.

 

6 Reporting

Submission of reports by all structural units of the COOMET Joint Committee on Measurement Standards shall comply with the rules and procedures of COOMET.

 


* The COOMET Quality Forum is responsible for coordination of the COOMET cooperation in the field of introduction and assessment of NMIs Quality management systems (QMS).

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