Stage 1 of Call 2017 - Normative - is CLOSED
OPENING DATE: 10 January 2017
CLOSING DATE: 20 February 2017

EURAMET e.V. and the EMPIR members invite interested parties to submit normative topics.

Stage 1 offers the chance for all stakeholders from any country to influence the R&D projects undertaken by the European metrology community by identifying the challenge, problem or opportunity for potential research topics (PRT).

The highest priority research topics received in Stage 1 will provide the basis for Stage 2.

Stage 1 Documentation

To submit a PRT please upload your completed Word document (using the template provided), via the Stage 1 submit tab, by the deadline of 20 February 2017 23:59 CET

Call is now closed

In preparation for this call, EURAMET invited organisations with an interest in standardisation to submit briefing material to inform those submitting potential research topics. The following was supplied by CEN and CENELEC.

The CEN/CENELEC priority research topics can be found below:

1 Power transformers - magnetostriction requirements to improve acoustical noise performance
2 Power transformers - improved facilities for loss measurements
3 GUM - Demonstrating best practice
4 e-health - Quantities and Units
5 Humans - quality assurance of metrological data
6 Thermal Performance of Buildings and Building Components
7 Coordinate Measuring Machines - uncertainty evaluation
8 Building adhesives - Determination of moisture content
9 Radiation Protection at accelerators
10 Railway track geometry recording systems
12 Non Destructive Testing - uncertainties associated with eddy current and ultrasonic tests
13 Non Destructive Testing - focal spot size on X-ray tubes (down to 100 nm)
14 Electricity meters - disturbances at 2 to 150 kHz
15 Non Destructive Testing - Thermography
16 Thermal conductivity measurement - Superinsulating materials

The titles of the CIE priority research topics as outlined in the CIE Research Strategy August 2016 are listed below.

More information can also be found on the response form.

101 Healthful Lighting and Non-Visual Effects of Light
102 Colour Quality of Light Sources Related to Perception and Preference
103 Integrated Glare Metric for Various Lighting Applications
104 New Calibration Sources and Illuminants
105 Adaptive, Intelligent and Dynamic Lighting
106 Cone-Fundamental-Based CIE Colorimetry
107 Visual Appearance: Perception, Measurement and Metrics
108 Tailored Lighting Recommendations for ageing persons
109 Intelligent sensor systems used to enable smart and adaptive lighting
110 Reproduction and Measurement of 3D printed objects

Further detailed needs are being collected by CEN and CENELEC and will be published here as they become available. Please check this page for updates during the call.

EURAMET has developed a Strategic Research Agenda for European Metrology. The current version can be found here.

ETSI priorities for 2016-2017 can be found here.

The CEN CENELEC workplan for 2017 listing all their current priorities can be found here.

For questions asked in relation to Stage 1 of the Call 2017 - Normative click HERE

Stage 2 of Call 2017 - Normative - NOW CLOSED
OPENING DATE: 15 June 2017
CLOSING DATE: 02 October 2017

For Normative partnering meetings and training for potential coordinators click HERE

To register interest in a SRT and see who else is interested click HERE

Some countries have declared a strategic priority for inclusion in particular projects. Coordinators are requested to seek the involvement of partners from these countries. The list of priorities is HERE

Selected Research Topics (SRTs)
SRT-n01: Improved traceability chain of nanoparticle size measurements
SRT-n02: Advancing measurement uncertainty - comprehensive examples for key international standards
SRT-n03: Electromagnetic Interference on Static Electricity Meters
SRT-n04: Establishing standards for calibration of digital sensing systems for acoustics and vibration
SRT-n05: Metrology for assessing Energy Performance of Buildings under operating conditions
SRT-n06: Measurement of the focal spot size on X-ray tubes with spot sizes down to 100 nm
SRT-n07: Thermal conductivity measurement of Super Insulating Materials and measurement uncertainty reduction
SRT-n08: Determination of thermal resistance by means of guarded hot plate method up to 850 °C
SRT-n09: Loss Measurements on Power Transformers and Reactors
SRT-n10: Supporting Industrial Scope-Extension for ISO Wet-Gas Flow Measurement Standards
SRT-n11: Standards for the evaluation of the uncertainty of coordinate measurements in industry
Stage 2 Documentation
Guide 1: Admissibility and Eligibility for EMPIR Calls
List 1a: NMIs and DIs and, where known to EURAMET, the associated legal entities that can participate in EMPIR projects
List 1b: Country information
Guide 4: Writing Joint Research Projects (JRPs)
List 4: Checklist for Template 4
Template 4: JRP protocol
Guide 5: Submitting administrative data for EMPIR Projects
List 5: Checklist for Template 5
Template 5: Project Administrative Data (PAD)
Guide 6: Evaluating EMPIR Projects
Form 6a: Code of Conduct and Declaration
Form 6b: Payment to Referees
Form 6c: JRP Evaluation


Background information
Call Scope Normative 2017
Formal Announcement: EMPIR Call 2017
EMPIR Call 2017 Budget and Features
Horizon 2020 Annotated Model Grant Agreements (AGA)
EMPIR Model Grant Agreement Documents
How to submit
The coordinator should submit the following documents electronically via the Stage 2 Submit tab
  • Template 4: JRP protocol (as .docx file)
  • Template 5: Project Administrative Data (as .xls file)
  • Letters of support (collated together as a single unsecured PDF file) Optional
All eligible proposals will go forward to be evaluated by the referees with proposers attending a Review Conference. For more details see the Review Conference tab.

Call is now closed

For questions asked in relation to Stage 2 of the Call 2017 - Normative click HERE

The EMPIR Call Process Guides are written generically to apply to all EMPIR calls. Where there are particular numbers, dates, or options that apply to a particular call then those details are given in the PDF link below. Readers should start with the Guides for an explanation of the call process and refer to this PDF link when directed for the specific information on an individual TP or call.

Call Budget and Features: EMPIR Call 2017

Partnering meetings serve as a platform to build consortia to address a particular SRT. Partnering meetings are arranged by potential proposers at a host institute. Neither the host institute nor EURAMET are responsible for the agenda of the individual partnering meetings. Specifics of partnering meetings;

  • In principle all interested parties may attend a specific EMPIR partnering meeting but must register either via an online portal or by e-mail (details below).
  • Connections and partnering meetings are independent, registering an interest with connections does not mean you are registered for a partnering meeting. To register interest in a SRT via connections and see who else is interested click HERE.
  • Co-authorship of a (specific) PRT is not a precondition for attending a partnering meeting.
  • Attendance at a partnering meeting is not a precondition for joining a consortium nor a guarantee of a place within one.
  • If a partnering meeting is rescheduled the MSU and the original hosting institution must be informed.
  • The host institute has the right to close registration early should venue capacity be reached.
  • EURAMET have been made aware of the following partnering meetings.

    SRT Date Location Contact Information
    SRTs n01, n02, n05, n07 and n08 28-29 June CMI, Prague Information and Register
    SRTs n04, n06 29-30 June PTB, Berlin Information and Register
    SRT n03 4-5 July VSL, Delft Information and Register
    SRT n09 6-7 July VSL, Delft Information and Register
    SRT n10 22nd June NEL, East Kilbride Information
    SRT n11 6-7 July VTT, Espoo Information and Register

    In association with these meetings, training for potential coordinators and their assistants will be provided by EURAMET. Anyone who is considering coordinating a project in this call should register for one of the following six sessions.

    Date Location Contact Information
    22 June BEV, Vienna Information and Register
    26 June CMI, Prague Information and Register
    27 June PTB, Berlin Information and Register
    28 June CMI, Prague Information and Register
    29 June PTB, Berlin Information and Register
    4 July VTT, Espoo Information and Register
    6 July VTT, Espoo Information and Register

    This web facility allows you to:

    • Register an interest in participating in research
    • Advertise the skills and or equipment you have to offer
    • Identify partners for your consortium
    • Receive email alerts when someone new registers an interest in the same area as you


    • It isn't compulsory to use this webpage, you can identify/ select your consortium in any way you choose. (Registration is however strongly recommended)
    • Registering your interest on this webpage will not guarantee you a place in any consortium

    Connections and partnering meetings are independent, registering an interest with conn ections does not mean you are registered for a partnering meeting.

    To register interest as an individual or organisation click on the appropriate Selected Research Topic (SRT) listed below.

    Show SRTs for Research for Pre- and Co-normative projects

    Details entered here will be publicly available from these web pages until the close of Stage 2 of the call (02 October 2017). EURAMET is not responsible for facilitating communications between participants beyond providing this meeting area. It is the responsibility of individuals to make contact using the details that are given by potential contributors, made available here.

    It should be noted that it is possible for more than one consortia to be formed from the interested parties, and more than one submission made to deliver a proposal. Projects are envisaged to be of such size and value that not all proposals can be funded.

    Review Conference for Pre and Co-Normative

    All eligible proposals will go forward to be evaluated at the Review Conference to be held on 9th to 10th November at the Novotel Monte Carlo, Monaco. The proposed schedule is

    • Registration is from 08:00 - 09:00 hrs on the first day
    • JRP representatives are only required on the first day
    • Referees MUST stay at the review conference hotel. Registration/hotel booking forms will be sent to invited referees by the EURAMET MSU. An honorarium will be paid to each referee for attending the review conference. Hotel accommodation costs and major travel expenses can also be reimbursed (please see Form 6b: Payment to Referees for further information).
    • AGENDA

    Hotel and Travel information

    Novotel Monte Carlo

    16, Boulevard Princesse Charlotte

    98000 Monaco

    Telephone: +(377) 99998300

    Travel Details



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