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international_flagsIn accordance with the order of Gosstandart of the Russian Federation «On transformation of VNIIMS» № 91 dated April14, 1992 VNIIMS fulfils functions of the head organization of the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology (Rosstandart) in the area of international cooperation. The Institute performs control, coordination and scientific-and-methodical guidance of the activities of Rosstandart’s institutes on Russia’s participation in International and Regional Organizations as well as bilateral cooperation in the field of Metrology. VNIIMS actively participates in the meetings of major international metrological organizations like the International Committee of Legal Metrology (CIML); the International Committee of Weights and Measures (CIPM) and Joint Committee of Regional Metrology Organizations and the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (JCRB); Euro-Asian Cooperation of National Metrological Institutions (CООМЕТ); Scientific-Technical Commission on Metrology of the Interstate Council for standardization, metrology and certification. VNIIMS coordinates Russia’s activities under the OIML, performs as Russian National Secretariat in COOMET and apparatus of Russian Vice-President of CООМЕТ.

One of the remarkable events in VNIIMS history was World Forum of Legal metrology (the 36th meeting of CIML, governing body of OIML) which took place in Moscow, September 2001. It was the first World Forum of Legal metrology organized in Russia. In the 36-th meeting of CIML and other meetings under OIML in Moscow participated more than 100 delegates from 56 OIML member-countries, 8 Regional Organizations of Legal Metrology.

In 2007 Russian Research Institute for Metrological Service VNIIMS was qualified by CIPM and got legal right to apply logo of CIPM MRA – agreement on mutual recognition of national standards, calibration and measures certificates issued by national metrology institutes, as evidence of the high quality of the measurements on its calibration certificates.

In the area of international cooperation VNIIMS:

  • prepares to transition to new definitions of basic units of SI – the kilogram, the ampere, the mole, the Kelvin;
  • participates in the revision of the OIML major international documents – D1 «Elements for a Law on Metrology», D9 and D16 – On principles of metrological control, D14 – On Training Specialists in Legal Metrology, International Vocabulary of Legal Metrology etc.;
  • develops a database of basic international documents on Metrology under the Federal information Fund on assurance of measurement uniformity in accordance with the Federal Law «On Assurance of Measurement Uniformity» dated June 26, 2008 № 102-FZ;
  • continues to work towards mutual recognition of calibrations, measurements and tests performed in VNIIMS in compliance with international practice.

Russia’s Representative in OIML and CIML is Dr. S.A. Kononogov , Director of VNIIMS


List of the News on International Events.
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List of International and Regional Metrological Organizations.
National Metrology Institutes, which we are in collaboration with.
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