International Bodies

Accreditation and Quality Assurance

, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 167-173

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TrainMiC®: a programme for life-long learning in metrology in chemistry

  • Philip TaylorAffiliated withDG JRC Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM), European Commission
  • , Ewa BulskaAffiliated withFaculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw
  • , Steluta DutaAffiliated withNational Institute of Metrology (INM)
  • , Nineta MajcenAffiliated withMetrology Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology Email author 
  • , Emilia VassilevaAffiliated withVeterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre

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This article gives an overview of the programme TrainMiC®, a European programme for Life-Long Learning in metrology in chemistry. It explains its raison d’être and puts it into perspective to other European and EU member states initiatives. The TrainMiC® system (http://​www.​trainmic.​org) is described in detail. It is explained how it has developed into a truly unique system which is operational across many parts of Europe (19 countries) via national teams. These teams use shareware pedagogic tools. The learning content has been harmonised at the European level by a joint effort of many experts across Europe working via an Editorial Board. The material has been translated in ten different languages. Possible future evolution of this Life Long Learning programme is discussed.


Metrology in Chemistry Quality of measurement results Life-long learning