WP 4: Creating impact

The technical key aim of the JRP is the development of efficient methods to overcome the existing lack of demonstrated primary standards for element determination aiming to trigger international activities with the JRP and its collaborators as nucleus.
Knowledge transfer within the metrological community will be realised by reporting at the regular EURAMET and CCQM meetings. A database of presently available primary elemental materials and solutions in Europe will be established. It will be accessible for metrology institutes and gives the opportunity to realise traceability for elements which are not at the disposal of an NMI. In a second stage this database will be extended to a worldwide level within the framework of the inorganic working group of CCQM. Knowledge transfer to the scientific community is realised via conference participation (e.g. EUROANALYSIS). Two workshops for stakeholders especially focused on producers of calibration solutions and reference materials will be held to establish dissemination of primary standards via secondary standards to the field laboratories.
Also standardisation belongs to the stakeholders, e.g. CEN 230 which underpinned the importance of this project for the implementation of standards in the subject field of water. Demonstrating traceability to SI (e.g. via use of standards that are linked to primary standards) is also essential for implementing ISO/IEC 17025. The JRP, however, provides the basis to realise such standards.
Training is along the stakeholder workshop and further implemented by setting up (together with EURACHEM) a practical guide for the field laboratories on how to judge the quality of a calibration material or standard.
Due to the nature of this JRP, there is no focus on development of IP relevant information. However, mechanisms will be implemented to assess the output of the JRP for exploitation.