An important information source of the demand for Quality Infrastructure services is the Survey of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The Survey provides an overview of the global dissemination of management system standards (such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001).
Accreditation is a central component of the National Quality Infrastructure. Through the accreditation of testing and calibration laboratories, certification and inspection bodies, the national accreditation bodies build trust in the overall conformity assessment system.
For ten years, we are dealing with the question of how to measure the development and performance of a country’s Quality Infrastructure. Our continuous effort involves comparing the level of development of different countries and measuring the progress of development of a country’s Quality Infrastructure. You can compare this data with other indicators such as population size, economic power, competitiveness, exports, etc. The Quality Infrastructure measurement requires a reliable database in the areas of metrology, standardization, accreditation and conformity assessment. This blog post deals with metrology data and thereby initiates a series of blog post dedicated to QI-Data specifically.