We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
This course provides participants with the theoretical basis for the estimation of measurement uncertainty and establishment of traceability. Measurement uncertainty and traceability are essential for the evaluation of measurement results.
Reference materials are key tools for achieving traceability of measurements, proving the accuracy of methods and demonstrating the proficiency of laboratories. This knowledge is applied to the proper selection and use of reference materials.
Reference material selection
Reference material handling
Reference materials use
Making full use of available information
Intensive practice in small groups
This course strongly emphasises practical application of theoretical concepts. To this end, each lecture is accompanied by exercises in small groups (5-6 people) during which the concepts are put into practice. Each group is supported by a trainer who helps in asking the right questions and guides the group to a successful conclusion. About half of the time of the course is devoted to these exercises.