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NIST Seminar: Fundamentals of Metrology

Aug. 25–29, 2014, in Gaithersburg, MD

Published: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 15:38

(NIST: Gaithersburg, MD) -- The Fundamentals of Metrology seminar will introduce participants to the concepts of measurement systems, units, measurement uncertainty, measurement assurance, traceability, basic statistics, and how they fit into the laboratory quality management system.


Additional topics covered will include overall laboratory management and laboratory quality management systems as well as specific discussions of the requirements for proficiency testing, calibration report generation, software verification, and validation and management reviews. Topics will be covered using a variety of measurement disciplines and case studies so that participants will be able to apply the concepts to any measurement discipline upon completion. Topics will be covered in a mixture of training styles including lecture, hands-on exercises, case studies and discussion.

Learning Objectives

You will be able to:
• Identify and use reference materials to ensure good quality, accurate, traceable measurement results;
• Explain highlights and key concepts of each topic (noted on the Table of Contents—attached) to each other and to your managers, and show how these topics fit in to a management system using ISO/IEC 17025 as the basis.
• Have and know how to implement several simple tools, job aids, and references to use and improve your laboratory operations.

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Founded in 1901, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a nonregulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. Headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland, NIST’s mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.