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3. Uncertainty of measurement

Standards

  • BIPM, IEC, IFCC, ISO, IUPAC, IUPAP, OIML JCGM 100:2008, Evaluation of measurement data - Guide to the expression of uncertainty in measurement (GUM 1995 with minor corrections) (www.bipm.org). (Printed as ISO/IEC Guide 98-3:2008. (www.iso.org))
  • JCGM has produced a number of supplements to accompany the GUM, available at www.bipm.org:
    • Evaluation of measurement data – The role of measurement uncertainty in conformity assessment, JCGM 106:2012
    • Evaluation of measurement data – Supplement 2 to the "Guide to the expression of uncertainty in measurement" – Extension to any number of output quantities, JCGM 102:2011
    • Evaluation of measurement data – An introduction to the "Guide to the expression of uncertainty in measurement" and related documents, JCGM 104:2009
    • Evaluation of measurement data – Supplement 1 to the "Guide to the expression of uncertainty in measurement" – Propagation of distributions using a Monte Carlo method, JCGM 101:2008
  • ISO 11352:2012 Water quality -- Estimation of measurement uncertainty based on validation and quality control data (www.iso.org)
  • ISO 21748:2010. Guidance for the use of repeatability, reproducibility and trueness estimates in measurement uncertainty estimation. (www.iso.org)
  • ISO/TS 28037:2010 Determination and use of straight line calibration functions (www.iso.org)
  • ISO/TS 21749:2005. Measurement uncertainty for metrological applications -- Repeated measurements and nested experiments. (www.iso.org)

Guides

  • The expression of uncertainty in testing, LAB 12, Edition 2, UKAS, 2016 (www.ukas.com)
  • Guidelines for estimating and reporting measurement uncertainty of chemical test results, Technical Note 33, NATA, 2016 (www.nata.com.au)
  • R. Bettencourt da Silva, A. Williams (Eds), Setting and using target uncertainty in chemical measurement, Eurachem/CITAC, 2015, ISBN 978-989-98723-7-0 (www.eurachem.org)
  • N. Majcen and V Gegevičius (Ed.), Analytical measurement: measurement uncertainty and statistics, 2012, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, ISBN 978-92-79-23071-4 (https://bookshop.europa.eu/en/home/)
  • S. L. R. Ellison, A. Williams (Eds), Quantifying uncertainty in analytical measurement, 3rd Edition, Eurachem/CITAC, 2012, ISBN 978-0-948926-30-3 (www.eurachem.org)
  • The expression of uncertainty and confidence in measurement, M3003, Edition 3, UKAS, 2012 (www.ukas.com)
  • B. Magnusson, T. Näykki, H. Hovind, M. Krysell, Handbook for calculation of measurement uncertainty in environmental laboratories, Nordtest Report TR 537 ed 3.1:2012 (www.nordtest.info)
  • N. Majcen, P. Taylor, T. Martišius, A. Menditto, M. Patriarca, Practical examples on traceability, measurement uncertainty and validation in chemistry Vol 2, 2011, European Commission, Joint Research Centre(https://bookshop.europa.eu/en/home/)
  • N. Majcen, P. Taylor, L. Benedik, Practical examples on traceability, measurement uncertainty and validation in chemistry Vol 1, 2010, European Commission, Joint Research Centre (https://bookshop.europa.eu/en/home/)
  • APLAC TC 010, General information on uncertainty of measurement, Issue No. 2, 09/10 (www.aplac.org)
  • APLAC TC 005, Interpretation and guidance on the estimation of uncertainty of measurement in testing, Issue No. 4, 09/10 (www.aplac.org)
  • APLAC TC 004, Method of stating test and calibration results and compliance with specification, Issue No. 4, 09/10 (www.aplac.org)
  • ILAC-G8:03/2009, Guidelines on the reporting of compliance with specification (www.ilac.org)
  • S. L. R. Ellison, A. Williams, Use of uncertainty information in compliance assessment, Eurachem/CITAC, 2007 (www.eurachem.org)
  • M. H. Ramsey, S. L. R. Ellison (Eds), Eurachem/EUROLAB/CITAC/Nordtest/AMC Guide: Measurement uncertainty arising from sampling: a guide to methods and approaches, Eurachem, 2007 (www.eurachem.org)
  • Measurement uncertainty revisited: Alternative approaches to uncertainty evaluation, Technical report No. 1/2007, EUROLAB, 2007 (www.eurolab.org)
  • Guide to the evaluation of measurement uncertainty for quantitative tests results, Technical report No. 1/2006, EUROLAB, 2006 (www.eurolab.org)
  • K. Jewell, Microbiological measurement uncertainty: A practical guide, CCFRA, 2004, ISBN 0 905942 66 3 (www.campdenbri.co.uk)
  • EA-4/16, EA guidelines on the expression of uncertainty in quantitative testing, 2003 (www.european-accreditation.org)
  • V. Barwick, E. Prichard, Introducing measurement uncertainty, LGC, 2003, ISBN 0 948926 21 X (www.lgcgroup.com/nmi)
  • ILAC-G17:2002, Introducing the concept of uncertainty of measurement in testing in association with the application of the standard ISO/IEC 17025 (www.ilac.org)
  • Measurement uncertainty in testing, Technical report No. 1/2002, EUROLAB, 2002 (www.eurolab.org)
  • EA-4/02 M, Expression of the uncertainty of measurement in calibration, 2013 (www.european-accreditation.org)

Articles and reports

  • A. C. Olivieri, N. M. Faber, J. Ferré, R. Boqué, J. H. Kalivas, H. Mark, Uncertainty estimation and figures of merit for multivariate calibration, IUPAC Technical Report, Pure Appl. Chem., 2006, 78(3), 633-661 (www.iupac.org)
  • J. Kragten, Calculating standard deviations and confidence intervals with a universally applicable spreadsheet technique, Analyst, 1994, 119, 2161-2166 (www.rsc.org)
  • Eurolab cookbooks (http://www.eurolab.org/cookbooks.aspx)
    • Doc No. 8.0, Determination of conformance with specifications or limit values with particular reference to measurement uncertainties - possible strategies, 2008
  • Eurachem information leaflets
    • Use of uncertainty information in compliance assessment (2009, updated 2010) (www.eurachem.org)
    • Important information to our customers concerning the quality of chemical measurements(2000) (www.eurachem.org)
  • AMC Technical Briefs, RSC, (http://www.rsc.org/Membership/Networking/InterestGroups/Analytical/AMC/TechnicalBriefs.asp):
    • AMC TB 71-2015, Sampling theory and sampling uncertainty
    • AMC TB 64-2014 Unbalanced robust ANOVA for the estimation of measurement uncertainty at reduced cost
    • AMC TB 58-2014, Estimating sampling uncertainty - how many duplicate samples are needed?
    • AMC TB 53-2012, Dark uncertainty
    • AMC TB 42-2009, The importance, for regulation, of uncertainty from sampling
    • AMC TB 40-2009, The duplicate method for the estimation of measurement uncertainty arising from sampling
    • AMC TB 32-2008, Optimising your uncertainty - a case study
    • AMC TB 26A-2008, Measurement uncertainty and confidence intervals near natural limits
    • AMC TB 22-2006, Uncertainties in concentrations estimated from calibration experiments
    • AMC TB 21A-2008, The estimation and use of recovery factors
    • AMC TB 20-2005, Analytical and sampling strategy, fitness for purpose, and computer games
    • AMC TB 16A-2004, What is uncertainty from sampling, and why is it important?
    • AMC TB 15-2003, Is my uncertainty estimate realistic?

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