NCSL International is, as our tagline indicates, an organization serving the world of measurement. We also want to make sure that we are best serving our members by engaging and focusing on the right activities that support our mission and vision.
NCSL International was formed in 1961 (as The National Conference of Standards Laboratories, dba, NCSL International) to promote cooperative efforts for solving the common problems faced by measurement laboratories. Today, NCSL International has over 1000 Member Organizations from academic, scientific, industrial, commercial and government facilities around the world. This wide representation of experience provides Members a rich opportunity to exchange ideas, techniques, and innovations with others engaged in measurement science.
NCSL International is a nonprofit organization, whose membership is open to any organization with an interest in the science of measurement and its application in research, development, education, or commerce.
To be the Recognized Leader for Excellence in Measurement Science.
- Invest in the Advancement of Measurement Science
- Promote Education and Skill Development
- Provide Tools and Resources to Enhance Member Processes
- Drive Technical Integrity in Documentary Standards Programming and Education
Networking and Career Development
Through participation in NCSL International programs and by volunteering on committees or as region coordinators, members gain access to a network of peers, metrology professionals and corporate leaders with whom they can learn from and exchange ideas.
Through the web site, committees, and magazine or Journal, NCSL International maintains an effective flow of information between the organization and its members. The NCSL International maintains an office whose staff is responsive to members' needs.
NCSL International values its relationship with other professional organizations and maintains contact and/or affiliation with societies. In addition, NCSL International advances its members' interests and values through communication with related groups and the media.
Standards and Objectives
NCSL International promotes high standards of professional ethics and competence, encouraging fairness and efficiency in the operation of metrology and calibration.