A new special interest group (SIG) of the InstMC has been formed in 2017 – focusing on Measurement. The Measurement-SIG (M-SIG) is a cross-sector community of individuals, with a shared interest in promoting good measurement practice, on behalf of the Institute.
The M-SIG is also now the body that provides objective comment on measurement matters for the Institute.
The vision of the SIG is to be a cross-sector group enhancing implementation and understanding of robust and reliable measurement, and associated best practice.
The objectives of the M-SIG are:
1. Dissemination of the importance of, and the opportunities within, the world of measurement
2. Pioneer professional recognition and training frameworks for those involved in all aspects of measurement at every level
3. Facilitate application of present and future measurement and data
technologies to measurement challenges
4. Lobby standards bodies to address present and future gaps
5. Facilitate collaborative creation of practical standards to enhance
6. Align with Institute and other related working groups
7. Provide impartial advice and objective comment on measurement related
8. Raise the profile of the Institute
A Steering Board has been set up to oversee the activity of the M-SIG and this meets approximately four times a year. The first active decision of the Steering Board was to agree three Working Groups to take forward the objectives of the M-SIG. These are currently developing their specific targets – and this is expected to be agreed/completed by the end of 2018.
In the interim, some activities are taking place to kick-start the outputs of the Working Groups – and we hope that you will be hearing from each group in due course.
The first three working groups are:
- Marketing of Measurement Chair: Steff Smith
- Training Chair: Jeremy Stern
- Technology Transfer Chair: Mark Thomas
If you have an interest in promoting good measurement practice, or ideas of how this message can be spread across (and inside) engineering sectors, please do get in touch.
The structure and aims of the M-SIG and its working groups can be found in more detail in the following downloads:
Members will soon be able to register their interest in joining the Measurement SIG on the members only area.