INRIM is a public research centre and is Italy’s national metrology institute (NMI).
INRIM realises, maintains, and develops the national reference standards of the measurement units of the International System (SI), consisting of seven base units – metre, kilogram, second, ampere, kelvin, mole, and candela – and derived units.
Thanks to these standards, the Institute ensures measurements that are reliable and comparable on both a national and international scale.
INRIM’s research spans many other areas such as materials science, nanoscience, quantum optics, studies on the fundamental constants of physics. Basic and applied research and the development of new measurement technologies and instruments enhance the metrology activity.
Through seminars, exhibitions, events and conferences, INRIM presents and disseminates its scientific findings and advancements. The Institute promotes education and training for young scientists organising PhD courses and financing scholarships and research grants.
To meet the needs of industry, INRIM has a dedicated department working in close contact with the world of production and providing consultancy, calibration, and testing services.
The Institute supports the National Laboratory Accreditation System by ensuring the quality of measurement standards and procedures and promoting the dissemination of the national standards of the SI measurement units.
The Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica – INRIM through the national contract between CRUI and IEEE has an unlimited open access agreement with IEEE that enables researchers to publish articles as open access without open access fees in all IEEE fully and hybrid open access journals. The agreement applies to all original research articles accepted for publication between August 1, 2022 and December 31, 2024. To benefit from this agreement, the corresponding author has to be affiliated with Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica – INRIM. Please use the correct institution name and your institutional email address during submission. It is recommended for authors to select the CC BY 4.0 license. The open access funding request will be approved by an administrator in the library.
Overlength page charges or color fees are not covered by the agreement and will be charged to authors.