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We maintain a wide portfolio of internationally-visible research programmes that advance measurement science, underpin the SI system of measurement units and support cross-disciplinary technologies


We respond to the challenges and opportunities industries face, helping businesses both large and small to introduce or improve products and processes

Products and services

Our industry know-how and world-leading scientific expertise enables innovation and competitive advantage

National challenges

We aim to make a difference in some of the biggest national and international challenges

Our work

We deliver world-leading measurement capability which is critical to accelerating research and development and increasing commercial competitiveness

About us

The National Physical Laboratory is the UK's National Measurement Institute, a world-leading centre of excellence in developing and applying the most accurate measurement standards, science and technology

Skills and learning

We provide the skills and training needed to drive productivity in the UK


Our success comes from attracting energetic and imaginative people who share our values. We are proud to be a world class organisation doing exceptional science, and to have an atmosphere of support and collaboration

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