1.4.2 Preparing activities for identifying needs
Activities that support the identification of needs during the seminar, might be:
Please, see Tool 1.3 and 1.5
Round tables are an excellent method/tool to obtain information about the participants.
A round table consists of a group of people with a common interest). A moderator is assigned to perform a series of questions that motivate the participants to express their opinion.
It would be ideal that representatives of different areas related to metrology participate (government, laboratories, universities, industry and users in general).
Please find below two examples for round tables. Please note that the intention of each question is to identify the demand for consulting services.
During a panel discussion, a group of experts is invited to answer and discuss a series of questions. The arguments they present are witnessed by the participants of the seminar, who have the opportunity to ask the experts some questions.
It would be ideal for the expert panel to have representatives the National Quality Infrastrucutre, as well as representatives of the government, the industry and consumers.
At the beginning of the panel, the moderator briefly presents the experts’ résumé and asks them questions to give the discussion a starting point. The final objective of the panel is that the experts reach agreements and raise awareness on the importance of metrology, standardization and accreditation.
The mini-workshop is directed to those who already have previous experience in metrology in order to raise awareness and to complement their expertise.
Topics that might be of interest are:
- Revision of requirements according to ISO/IEC 17025,
- How to apply ISO/IEC 17025 to particular cases,
- Recommendations regarding measurement uncertainty.