Excellent science and engineering is at the heart of NPL's activities driving improved confidence in data, supporting industry and improving quality of life, both in the UK and internationally.
As the UK’s National Metrology Institute (NMI), we maintain a wide portfolio of internationally-visible research programmes helping to develop and maintain national primary measurement standards and disseminate traceability to industry. We work to advance measurement science, support development of new technologies, enable innovation and deliver solutions to national challenges, as well as launching new digital standards.
Research integrity is essential for trust in NPL, meaning you can be assured of the impartiality, probity, rigorous accuracy and reproducibility of our research. We regularly produce independent and international reviews of our science and engineering capability, quality and impact.
Find out more about Technology and Measurement Foresighting
Find out more about our Metrology Research Roadmaps
International Science Review
During 2022 the International Science Review 2016-2020 for NPL was completed. Professor Dame Anne Glover FRS FRSE chaired the Review Board which outlined the research capabilities, impact and outputs, as well as the future challenges for NPL science and engineering.