CEN and CENELEC have taken into account the numerous EU policy initiatives calling for more links between research and standardization. To address this challenge, the CEN and CENELEC Technical Boards agreed in October 2008 to create a joint strategic Working Group to address STAndardization, Innovation and Research, in short: STAIR. The STAIR Group provides strategic advice to the two Technical Boards in order to reach an integrated approach between research, innovation and standardization.
Within the context of metrology research, CEN and CENELEC co-operate with EURAMET, the European Association of National Metrology Institutes by identifying metrology research needs identified during standardization.
Through the cooperation agreement between CEN-CENELEC and EURAMET, CEN and CENELEC are invited to submit metrology research needs in support of their standardization activities to EURAMET.
This practice was piloted in the context of the EMRP programme (EMRP - the European Metrology Research Programme), intensified and formalized in the context of EMPIR, the "European Metrology Programme for Research and Innovation" in the frame of Horizon 2020, and is now to continue within the context of the European Partnership on Metrology EPM under Horizon Europe.
More information on the process to contribute to metrology research needs coming from the standardization community was presented in a tutorial webinar The recording of the webinar is available here, the slides shown are available here.
Needs for metrology research resulting from standardization can be communicated at any time during the year by using this submission form (docx format).
More information on the projects that started under EMPIR is available from this web-site.