National Physical Laboratory

European Metrology Research programme - Interim Evaluation

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) welcomes the publication of a European Commission report assessing the achievements of the European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP), which funds collaborative research projects to meet grand challenges throughout Europe and the rest of the world.

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The report found that the EMRP is "a well-managed and progressively more integrated European programme," which "has transformed a specialised and fragmented community into a successful public-public partnership confirming the advantages of the European Research Area."

NPL is currently involved in 49 EMRP joint research projects across the themes of Energy, Industry, Environment, Health, SI Units and New Technologies, and will continue to contribute to the programme over its remaining years.

A new area of the NPL website has recently been launched to showcase some of these projects and provide further information about the EMRP.

Brian Bowsher, NPL's Managing Director, said:

"Partnership is at the heart of NPL and we recognise that collaboration is vital if our work is to have the largest possible impact. Programmes such as the EMRP, which foster collaborative projects, have enabled us to build stronger international links with other National Measurement Institutes, academic institutions and commercial organisations around the world, and to maximise the impact of our science."

Read the Interim Evaluation of the EMRP

Read a press release from the European Association of National Metrology Institutes (EURAMET)

Last Updated: 1 Nov 2012
Created: 23 Apr 2012

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