27th meeting of the General Conference on Weights and Measures

On 15-18 November 2022, the 27th meeting of the General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) was held in a hybrid format.

The following Resolutions were adopted during the meeting:

1 On the report prepared by the International Committee for Weights and Measures on the "Evolving Needs in Metrology"

2 On the global digital transformation and the International System of Units

3 On the extension of the range of SI prefixes

4 On the use and future development of UTC

5 On the future redefinition of the second

6 On universal adherence to the Metre Convention

7 On the dotation of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures for the years 2024 to 2027


Joint International Scientific and Technical Seminar

Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics, NSC "Institute of Metrology", Technical University of Sofia, Union of the Metrologists in Bulgaria kindly invite you to participate in the 19th International Scientific and Technical Seminar "Uncertainty of Measurement: scientific, applied, regulatory and methodical aspects" (UM-2022).

You can download informational materials of the seminar here


Dear colleagues!

On 10 November each year, the whole scientific world celebrates the World Science Day.

Congratulations to all scientists on this outstanding holiday!


See the congratulations on the World Science Day from the Head of the NESC of the NAS-MES of Ukraine, academician V.Semynozhenko

We are in the media

Institute of National Standards is an article on the "Kunsht" website dedicated to the history, achievements and current state of the NSC “Institute of Metrology”.

See https://kunsht.com.ua/institut-nacionalnix-etaloniv/

The first step towards the recognition of World Metrology Day as a UNESCO Day

Dear colleagues!

On 13 October 2022, the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) agreed on a proposal to recognize World Metrology Day (WMD) as a UNESCO day.

The decision should be ratified at the 42nd session of the UNESCO General Conference, which will be held in November 2023.

Following the official recognition, World Metrology Day will be included in the UNESCO calendar and will be celebrated every year from 20 May 2024.

NSC 'Institute of Metrology' has received 5 CMCs in hardness

On August 18, 2022, following the results of successfully completed international comparisons, 5 CMC entries in the field of hardness of the NSC "Institute of Metrology" were published.

Thus, National (State Primary) Standard of Hardness Units on Rockwell and Superficial-Rockwell scales (NDETU M-10-2021) has confirmed its calibration and measurement capabilities in the field of hardness on Rockwell scale in the following ranges: 60-70 HRC, 80-86 HRA, -50 HRC, 80-100 HRBW and 20-30 HRC.

The total number of CMC entries of the NSC "Institute of Metrology" was 185.

NSC "Institute of Metrology" CONFIRMED THE STATUS of a scientific institution

According to the results of the state certification conducted on May 17, 2022 by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, the NSC "Institute of Metrology" reconfirmed its status of a scientific institution for 5 more years (qualification group 1) and was included in the State Register of Scientific Institutions, which are supported by the Government.

Starlink client equipment is already in the Institute

On July 14, 2022, Deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Maria Mezentseva (Deputy Chairperson of the Committee on Ukraine's Integration into the European Union) and Olena Khomenko (Committee on Foreign Policy and Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation) visited the NSC "Institute of Metrology".


General Director of the NSC "Institute of Metrology", Member of the International Committee for Weights and Measures, Prof. Pavlo Neyezhmakov and Scientists-keepers of the National standards Volodymyr Soldatov and Mykola Huriev showed Maria Mezentseva and Elena Khomenko the standards maintained at the institute, in particular the National standards: of the units of time and frequency, of the unit of luminous flux (lumen) and of the unit of temperature (Kelvin).

During the visit, the Deputies handed over to the institute the client equipment of the Starlink Satellite Communication System, which Ukraine received thanks to the efforts of Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine and Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov.

The use of this additional stable and secure Internet channel expands the capabilities of the national standard of the units of time and frequency in providing information about the time to all consumers in Ukraine for whom the exact time is of critical importance.

The NSC "Institute of Metrology" is sincerely grateful for the equipment received.

Cooperation with IMEKO

A representative of the NSC "Institute of Metrology" Iryna Kolozinska, Senior Researcher of the SRL-30,  was included in the Technical Committee for Measurement of Force, Mass, Torque, and Gravity (TC3) of the International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO).

IMEKO is a non-governmental federation of 42 Member Organizations individually concerned with the advancement of measurement technology.  Its fundamental objectives are the promotion of international interchange of scientific and technical information in the field of measurement and instrumentation and the enhancement of international cooperation among scientists and engineers from research and industry.

The goal of TC3 is to bring to the forefront the latest developments and advances in the measurement of force, mass, torque, gravity and related quantities. TC3 regularly organizes international scientific events and provides a forum for international exchange between experts in the relevant field

World Metrology Day 2022

Dear colleagues!


On May 20 of every year, the entire metrological community celebrates World Metrology Day!

This holiday is testimony to the global recognition of the importance of the profession of metrologist in ensuring effective economic and social development.

The theme for World Metrology Day 2022 is Metrology in the Digital Era. This theme was chosen because digital technology is revolutionizing our community and is one of the most exciting trends in society today.

This year, the poster for WMD 2022 and the corresponding banners to be used in social networks have been designed by the specialists of the NSC "Institute of Metrology". The right to design a poster was obtained based on the results of the competition in accordance with the Rules of the BIPM and OIML.


Faithfully yours,

Pavlo Neyezhmakov,

General Director of the NSC "Institute of Metrology",

Member of the CIPM

Visit of representatives of the EU evaluation mission on the implementation of "industrial visa-free" implementation

On January 19, 2022, as part of the second stage of the evaluation of the metrology system of Ukraine, the representatives of the EU evaluation mission and the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine visited the NSC "Institute of Metrology", namely:

1. Anne BERCIO, Adviser of Trade Department, EU Delegation to Ukraine

2. Lesia HIPCHYNSKA, Secretary of the Trade Department, EU Delegation to Ukraine

3. Natalia DVIRNYK, Head of the Department, Ministry of Economy of Ukraine

4. Tetiana MELNYCHENKO, Deputy Director of the Department of Technical Regulation and Innovation Policy, Ministry of Economy of Ukraine

During the visit, the main experts of the TAIEX mission hold online interviews:

- Moritz ACKERMANN, Head of Unit 9.113 "COOMET, EU-Twinning" of the German National Institute of Metrology (PTB)

- Peter ULBIG, Director of the SE "Verification Authority for Lower Saxony" (MEN)

- Wolfgang SCHMID, Senior Project Manager, PTB

Also during the visit, the guests got acquainted with the measurement standard and museum of NSC "Institute of Metrology".

Membership of NSC "Institute of Metrology" in the Consultative Committees of CIPM

By the decisions of the Sessions I and II of the 110th meeting of the International Committee for Weights and Measures (CIPM), NSC "Institute of Metrology" acquired the following statuses of membership in the Consultative Committees of CIPM:

  • member of the Consultative Committee for Units (CCU);
  • observer in the Consultative Committee for Thermometry (CCT);
  • observer in the Consultative Committee for Mass and Related Quantities (CCM);
  • observer in the Consultative Committee for Ionizing Radiation (CCRI).

Certificate of recognition of quality management system in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025

Based on the decision of the 29th meeting of the Technical Committee of the COOMET Quality Forum, a Certificate of Recognition  of the quality management system of NSC "Institute of Metrology" (QSF-R86) was issued in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025 dated September 30, 2021.

The certificate is issued for the following types of measurements:

Electricity and magnetism
Time and frequency
Mass and related quantities
Ionizing radiation and radioactivity
Photometry and radiometry.

This Certificate is valid until September 30, 2026