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NPL is interested in your views on a number of topics. Your input will enable us to tailor our work to bring the greatest benefit to users.

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Metrology for the 2020s (10 mins)

NPL is updating its Metrology 2020s vision in the area of energy diversity and supply and we would be grateful for your views.

This survey will close on 31 October 2014

Find out more about our Metrology 2020s vision

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Metrology Apprenticeships Survey (10 mins)

Metrology is the science of measurement and these skills are vital across all major growth sectors of the UK economy, enabling innovation and wealth creation.

NPL is positioned at the heart of the Metrology Skills Agenda, and is championing the development of a national training programme for Applied Metrology Skills - an industry-led curriculum that is integrated into academic and vocational qualifications, workplace learning schemes and industrial apprenticeships.

This approach is aimed at inspiring the next generation of skilled metrologists and delivering a pipeline of talent to industry, tackling the skills shortage, and generating maximum impact and benefit for the UK.

NPL is currently undertaking a feasibility study to assess the need for:

  1. A stand-alone metrology apprenticeship
  2. A metrology module that could be used within other apprenticeships

This survey will close on 7 November 2014

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Standardisation needs in Graphene and other 2D materials (15 mins)

As part of ISO nanotechnologies standardisation activities, a survey on standardisation needs in graphene and other 2D material has been launched.

The aim is to identify topics, the timescale in which standards need to be developed and the priority for such standards. The survey is split into different areas covering graphene; other 2D materials; printed graphene films; hetrostructured 2D materials; and environmental, health and safety (EHS) standards.

The survey has been initiated by the strategy study group of the joint working group on nanotechnologies measurement and characterization (JWG2 of ISO TC229/IEC TC113). The aim is to determine standardization needs in graphene and other 2D materials. The survey is suitable for all individual users of these materials (industry, academics, producers, etc.).

This is your chance to influence the direction and priority of the development of standards in graphene and other 2D materials.

This survey will close on 21 November 2014

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Measurement Needs (5 mins)

Please tell us about any measurement needs you may have. Some examples of these might be:

  • Issues relating to product inspection
  • Issues relating to process control
  • Training requirements
  • Obtaining specialist calibration or testing support
  • Problem solving on measurement issues
  • Demonstrating or assessing measurement system or product performance

Your input will help us to develop our future work.

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Why do we want your input?

As a current or potential user of NPL services, your views are important to us. With input from people and organisations external to NPL, we can further develop our work in order to best fulfil customer needs.

What will NPL do with the information?

After the survey closes, we will analyse the data received. Your individual responses to surveys will be kept confidential and we will not make any personal or organisational information available to anyone without your knowledge, except as required by law. We may share the data collected in an anonymised format with relevant interested third parties; however, we will not sell the information provided to us to any third party. Your decisions about participating in a survey, responding to specific questions, or discontinuing participation will be respected without question.

Occasionally, we may wish to contact you by telephone or email in order to validate or follow up your response and gather further information regarding your organisation's needs. However, you may select to opt out of this at the end of the survey.

What happens after a survey closes?

After the closing date of the survey, the data received will be analysed.

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