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Meeting of TC 1.8 "Physical chemistry":

22-23 of May, 2019, VNIIM, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

TC 1.12 Reference Materials

One of the principal fields of cooperation within COOMET – production and use of certified reference materials for composition and properties of substances and materials – was included in the first version of COOMET Memorandum of Understanding during the period of its development in 1999.

Now the members of TC 1.12 “Reference Materials” are Contact Persons from 17 COOMET member-countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Cuba, DPR of Korea, Georgia, Germany, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

The chairman of ТC 1.12 “Reference Materials” is Dr. Sergei Medvedevskikh, Director of Ural Research Institute for Metrology (UNIIM).

Objectives of CRM cooperation:

  • to ensure the uniformity of measurements of composition and properties of substances and materials when their quality levels in the sphere of production, trade, scientific research and other fields of activity of COOMET member-countries, based on CRM use, are being tested and evaluated.
  • to agree upon the norms and regulations of national metrological services establishing the requirements for CRMs, the procedure of their validation and use in the activities on ensuring the uniformity of measurements; their harmonization with the activity of international and regional organizations in this area of work;
    to develop recommendations on CRM use for implementing the Mutual Recognition Arrangement for the mutual recognition of national measurement standards and of calibration and measurement certificates issued by national metrology institutes, including inclusion of certified reference materials in Appendix C of the Arrangement;
  • to improve the quality of substances and materials, produced in the countries, as well as to create conditions for developing export and import.

The key tasks, content and working procedure in the cooperation of specialists from COOMET member-countries in the subject-field “Reference Materials” are laid down in the Regulations on TC 1.12 “RMs”


REGULATIONS of the Technical Committee "Reference Materials" (TC 1.12)

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