Harmonization of requirements for the production, application and control of reference materials

N.G. Oganyan

FSUE “VNIIFTRI”, Mendeleevo, Moscow reg., Russia

Al’manac of Modern Metrology № 3 (31) 2022, pages 145–153

Abstract.A wide range of human socio-economic activities are based on measurements, for which the concept of “once measured — accepted everywhere” is becoming more and more important. As a result, the need for reliable and trusty measurement results increases. This approach is especially important in the field of chemistry and biology. Thousands of chemical and biological measurements are carried out daily, confirming decisions on the safety of food, medicines, the patient’s health, health protection, the environment, etc. However, as has been continually proven at the international level, it is impossible to achieve comparability of measurement results in space and time without traceability to the corresponding measurement standards.In this paper, the analysis of current problems of production and application of reference materials in Russia is carried out in the light of modern requirements for the quality of measurement results for compliance with the requirements of international quality standards. The author offers a solution to the urgent problems by harmonizing the requirements for various stages of COs motion from produ­cers to the end user.

Keywords: reference material, standard, measurement traceability, measurement uncertainty, CO, GSO, CO type approval, harmonization of requirements.

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