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Survey - Understanding metrological traceability

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This Eurachem Report provides a summary of 'check box' responses received to a voluntary online survey conducted in 2019. The survey sought to establish the extent of consensus, or otherwise, on the following issues:

   - The extent to which validation and QC materials (as distinct from calibration materials) provide metrological traceability.

   - The effect of ‘recalibration’ – use of a secondary material to correct a measurement result from a system that has already been calibrated.

   - Metrological traceability for reference values obtained by interlaboratory study.

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