Basics of measurement, metrology, traceability and uncertainty


This course offers help to those planning to set up a thorough measurement or calibration system in your company, regardless of what you are going to measure or calibrate. This is also the ideal course for new colleagues not yet familiar with traceability or measurement requirements of ISO/IEC 17025, such as uncertainty. An important part of ISO/IEC 17025 is measurement uncertainty. Moreover one of the most important principles of measurement is that an uncertainty is to be calculated by those who do the measurements. This course exist of three modules and is set up as a blended-learning-course.

Module 1 is the first thing you need to independently complete before coming to the course.

Module 2 is a one day course in the classroom environment. 

Module 3 is a test that you must do within a set time. You may have multiple attempts.


In this course you shall learn all about EN 45501 and related guidelines.

Basics of temperature and thermometer calibration


Temperature measurement and calibration often go wrong. You will be introduced to common errors in temperature measurement and calibration. You will get a better insight into what makes a thermometer so special. This course is one of our courses that you partly follow through e-learning.

Control and traceability of balances, pipettes and thermometers in laboratories


Which equipment do you need to calibrate in a test or medical laboratory and how often? Based on which rules do you make this choice? You will become familiar with the calibration of pipettes, balances and thermometers by taking some measurements yourself, the background will be explained to you. We give this course in collaboration with QAducation, which also organizes the course.


An analytical balance is a weighing instrument that is used in analytical-chemical laboratories for the accurate weighing of substances. The accuracy of an analytical balance is, depending on the design, range and type, 1 mg to 0.001 mg. Due to the accuracy, an analytical balance is very sensitive to environmental factors such as draft, temperature and vibrations. It is important that analytical balances are properly calibrated and possibly adjusted. An accurate weighting ensures that the quality of the end product is stable and of a high level. Here you will learn everything about calibration of weighing instruments and analytical balances according to a recent technical guideline for the calibration of weighing instruments prepared by the European Association of National Metrology Institutes.

In one day you will become acquainted with common errors when weighing substances and calibrating weighing instruments. You get a better insight into which issues influence the weighing and calibration of a weighing instrument. This course is subdivided into three modules and is set up as a blended learning model.

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Kelvin Training

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Ruud Elving

Anneke Engelen


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