Expert Evaluation Joint Programming on Metrology Research

Earlier this month, the European Commission published the Final evaluation of the European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP) and interim evaluation of the European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR). The report, prepared by an independent expert group for the Commission, provides a clear endorsement of the metrology initiatives. It supports the full continuation of EMPIR, and suggests increasing the budget for a potential successor initiative. The expert group advocates increasing openness and inclusiveness to involve a wider measurement community, as well as ensuring effective coherence with other programmes. Metrology is the science of measurements and is needed to ensure quality and safety, as well as technological innovation and progress on a wide array of areas such as trade, health, or energy supplies. Given the role of chemistry in metrology, EuCheMS has answered to a public consultation on this topic earlier this year.

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