The BIPM key comparison database Newsletter - No 16 - December 2011
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Dear Reader,

Welcome to the 16th KCDB Newsletter.

In this issue we highlight some updates related to the CIPM MRA, the Joint Committee of the Regional Metrology Organizations and the BIPM (JCRB), the content of the KCDB, and various events and news concerning the BIPM, especially in the field of international affairs. We also mention the main achievements of the BIPM's scientific work.

We wish you a pleasant time surfing the KCDB Newsletter No 16,
The BIPM KCDB Office

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 NEW: 'Reports on the KCDB' page now available on the BIPM website

This new page gives access to a presentation on the KCDB, and to the biannual reports that the KCDB Office prepares. Readers are encouraged to consult this page for details concerning publication of key and supplementary comparisons and approved sets of Calibration and Measurement Capabilities (CMCs). Click here.

 PDF version of the KCDB Newsletter No 16: click here.

 The success story of the KCDB Newsletter No 16:

"Study on economic impact of equivalence of measurement standards"
by Dr Takashi Usuda, AIST/NMIJ, Japan, Visiting Scientist, Director's Office, BIPM, from September 2010 to December 2011.

  States Parties to the Metre Convention and Associates of the CGPM
  Feedback from the 27th meeting of the JCRB
  BIPM international affairs
  News from the KCDB
  Some BIPM scientific highlights
  50 years of ionizing radiation metrology at the BIPM
  Advance notice