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Scientific-technical Cross-sectional Tasks

Division Q

Division Q provides both technical and infrastructural services. It offers consultancy and support on a scientific-technical base to national and international partner institutions.


The portfolio of Division Q comprises the technical as well as the infrastructural facility management including IT-services, the academic library, the foreign languages office and cross-sectional tasks in the areas of legal metrology and technology transfer. Within the scope of the development cooperation of the Federal Government, PTB supports the setting up of a quality infrastructure (QI) in developing and newly industrialized countries with the goal of promoting economic development and strengthening environmental, health and consumer protection.


At the end of 2012, PTB's library started to set up the PTB Open Access Repository for selected PTB publications. All of the publications included there are provided with a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), a so-called persistent identifier.

The metadata describing these publications and to which the DOI link redirects, was stored as statistical HTML pages (so-called landing pages) on the server...

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Within the framework of an OIML Pilot Training Center held from 9th to 11th August 2016 in Guangzhou (P. R. China) a seminar on Legal Metrology Management Systems was carried out partly organized by PTB. Participants coming from 16 countries, especially from the asian-pacific region, performed an exchange concerning their respective national structure of their legal metrology managements system....

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Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt
Abteilung Q
Bundesallee 100
38116 Braunschweig