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On 30 March, BMTA organised a discussion meeting on the possible effects of Brexit on Notified Bodies in the UK.  Based on the presentations given on the day and the detailed discussions which followed these presentations, the event Chairman, Dr Jeff Llewellyn, prepared a draft BMTA Position Paper.

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Forensic Science Regulator says survey concerns of practitioners have been considered as part of wider work on developing new best practice to prevent avoidable quality failures.

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ILAC and its accreditation body members, such as UKAS, invest significant effort and resource to maintain the integrity and consistency of the global multi-recognition arrangement through a peer evaluation process.

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Ongoing research into the performance of Venturi tubes has found that installation effects can cause significant errors and that current standards for the measurement of gas flows using such devices need to be reviewed and updated.

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The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has published a report, Energy transition: Measurement needs within the hydrogen industry, which highlights and prioritises the current measurement challenges facing the hydrogen industry.

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With a lot to lose from Brexit, the moderating force of a hung parliament could be good for science, say the Campaign for Science and Engineering as they launch their vision for UK science and engineering today.

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The list of the latest BSI papers available to BMTA members

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The National Measurement System (NMS) provides the UK with an infrastructure of laboratories that deliver world-class measurement science and technology and provide traceable and increasingly accurate standards of measurement.

The UK, along with all developed countries, invests in an infrastructure that allows measurements to be made with integrity and consistency by holding and maintaining internationally-recognised measurement standards and practices.

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LGC is pleased to announce that its world-renowned range of proficiency testing (PT) schemes is now available via its LGC Standards web shop.

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On 28 June 2017 the BMTA and EUROLAB UK LTD Annual General Meetings were held at the Cromwell Hotel, Stevenage, hosted by BMTA Member Trescal Ltd. 

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It’s launch day for NASA’s latest mission, code-named Olympex, and the weather is soggy—a drenching rain with high winds expected. While technicians secure the payload and scientists guard their instruments, researcher Matt Wingo is keeping an eye on the forecast. “Perfect,” he murmurs.

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As of 1 July 2017, the worldwide effort to redefine the International System of measurement units in terms of fundamental constants has entered a new phase. Michael de Podesta, temperature scientist at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), explains all on his Protons for Breakfast blog

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