ISO (International Organization for Standardization, www.iso.org) and its partner IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission, www.iec.ch) have published a new guide on the vocabulary of metrology.

“ISO/IEC Guide 99:2007, International vocabulary of metrology – Basic and general concepts and associated terms (VIM),” provides guidance on the concepts and terms used in various approaches to measurement.

ISO/IEC Guide 99 cancels and replaces the second edition of the International vocabulary of basic and general terms in metrology (VIM). ISO published the new guide in order to cover measurements in chemistry and laboratory medicine for the first time, as well as to incorporate concepts, such as those that relate to metrological traceability, measurement uncertainty, and nominal properties.

ISO/IEC Guide 99 was developed by a joint committee comprising representatives of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM), IEC, ISO, the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC), the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML), and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC).

ISO/IEC Guide 99:2007, International vocabulary of metrology – Basic and general concepts and associated terms (VIM), costs 189 Swiss francs and is available from ISO national member institutes and from ISO Central Secretariat through the ISO Store.

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