PTB's International Cooperation Group has set up a task force with experts from various disciplines to advise and support our partner countries during this difficult time. This website shows the results of the task force's work and gives our partner institutions, but also the interested public, access to this information. As PTB, we see it as our task to support our partner countries now to a special extent and to demonstrate the importance of a functioning quality infrastructure for dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic and its consequences.


Under the tiles below this text you will find information on health-related activities in quality infrastructure, digital work and on mitigating the economic consequences of the pandemic. The Capacity Development Online Navigator provides a helpful overview of different formats and lessons learnt for anyone planning virtual project activities. The site also provides links to further information from the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures, BIPM, and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, BMZ.

BIPM - Metrology


The Bureau International des Poids et Mesures, BIPM, is the intergovernmental organization through which Member States act together on matters related to measurement science and measurement standards.

The BIPM bundles the information from the NMIs of the world regarding their work to combat the corona pandemic and thus provides an excellent overview filled with valuable information.



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Here you can follow the links to Candela, the blog of PTB's International Cooperation in Braunschweig. 
We support our partner countries in developing their quality infrastructure. On the blog you will find regular news about our projects and events. 

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