History of NCSL International
Formed over 55 years ago at the request and sponsorship of the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology to promote cooperative efforts for solving the common problems faced by measurement and testing laboratories, NCSL International today is internationally recognized by academic, scientific, industrial, commercial, and government facilities in many countries as the leader in measurement science organizations. This wide representation of experience provides members a rich opportunity to exchange ideas, techniques, and innovations with others engaged in measurement science.
NCSL International, working with NIST and other National Metrology Institutes (NMIs) around the world, makes recommendations for the advancement of measurement science to fill the needs of metrology and testing labs. It also provides guidance documents and metrological standards to help its members meet current technology and management needs.
NCSL International is a nonprofit organization, whose membership is open to any organization or individual with an interest in the science of measurement, and its application in research, development, education, or commerce. NCSLI is composed of organization and individual members in twenty-three active regions around the world, and has liaisons from many other metrology organizations integrated into its board of directors.