Bureau International des Poids et Mesures
<body, standard> (BIPM) The standards body that ensures world-wide
uniformity of measurements and their traceability to the International System of
Units (SI). The BIPM is based in France and operates with the authority of the
Convention of the Metre, a diplomatic treaty between fifty-one nations. It
operates through a series of committees, whose members are the national
metrology laboratories of the member states of the convention, and through its
own laboratory work.
The BIPM carries out measurement-related research. It takes part in, and
organises, international comparisons of national measurement standards, and it
carries out calibrations for member states.
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