The D.I. Mendeleev All-Russian Institute for Metrology (VNIIM)
State Scientific Centre of the Russian Federation
State Test and Measurement Instrument Certification Centre

D.I. Mendeleyev Institute for Metrology held a Working Meeting of the International Committee for Radionuclide Metrology (ICRM). Delegates from National Metrology Institutes and Radionuclide Laboratories from the US, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, China, Brazil, Australia, Slovakia, and Poland, as well as Russian specialists from industry Research Centers shared the results of recent studies of radioactivity.

Eduardo García-Toraño Martínez, Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEMAT): “The Committee works in the seven focus areas. VNIIM is hosting two Working Groups studying ionizing radiation as a life science (Life-Sciences WG), and specialists working in the field of liquid scintillation (ICRM LSC WG), which are considered to be most advanced because they are closely related to radionuclide standardization, as well as with nuclear medicine and biological research.”

At present, 43 scientific organizations are members of the ICRM. The main goal of the Committee is to spread information on methods, techniques, and reference data on radionuclide metrology to solve a wide range of problems in research and industrial fields. According to Mr. García-Toraño Martínez, high level of scientific research conducted in D.I. Mendeleyev Institute for Metrology was the determining factor in the decision on the venue of the meeting. Sergey G. Trofimchuk, Head of the VNIIM Department for Ionizing Radiation, noted that research in the field of nuclear medicine and liquid scintillation are important areas of the Institute activities. “Based on its improved...

Participants of the International Scientific and Technical Seminars: “GUM New Perspective” and “Mathematics, Statistics And Computation To Support Measurement Quality” discussed the issues of developing the concept of measurement uncertainty. The D.I. Mendeleyev Institute of Metrology (VNIIM) organized and hosted these events from 28 to 31 May. 2018. Over seventy Russian and foreign experts in mathematical analysis, data processing, theoretical, legal and applied metrology discussed a new version of the fundamental international document “Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement” (GUM) and modern methods for evaluating the measurement accuracy. The members of Working Group 1 of the Joint Committee for Guides in Metrology (WG1 JCGM), Maurice Cox from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL, UK), and Nicolas Fischer from the National Laboratory of Metrology and Testing (LNE, France) made exhaustive reports on the matter at the Seminar “GUM New Perspective”. This Working Group is directly engaged in improving the GUM and, as Maurice Cox pointed out: “The developers of the new document seek to promote its universality, i.e. ability to cover as many areas of activities and fields of measurement as possible. The developing team expects that the document will be used by organizations working in a large variety of domains: from accredited laboratories to scientific research centers, such as VNIIM.” The opportunity to have direct discussions with representatives of the Working Group engaged in improving the GUM was highly appreciated by specialists in applied metrology. One of them, A. Danilov, Director of the Standardization and Metrology Center of the...

On 3-5 August 2016 the University of California, Berkeley, hosted a Joint Symposium of three Technical Committees of IMEKO:

  • TC1- Education and Training in Measurement and Instrumentation
  • TC7-Measurement Science
  • TC13-Measurements in Biology and Medicine.A particular feature of this Symposium reflected a specific trend in the development of metrology: only 39 of 74 presented reports were related to engineering proper

Specialists from VNIIM presented three poster papers:

  • I. Shishkin, Measurements of non-physical quantities
  • R. Taymanov, Yu. Baksheeva (SPB State University of Aerospace Instrumentation), K. Sapozhnikova, and A. Chunovkina. Measurement model as a means for studying the process of emotion origination
  • R. Taymanov, K. Sapozhnikova. Cultural capital as a...