An Institute in Analytical Measurement Science and Training that addresses the key concerns for future innovation and economic growth in the UK of more efficient translation of application-driven (bio-)analytical measurement given the (a) changing face of skills development needs and access to high-quality (bio-)analytical science researchers and technicians, and (b) increasingly limited access to specialised high-end analytical instrumentation.
Metrology lies at the core of measurement and interpretation. The Institute will be the focal point within the UK for skills development in metrology and metrological applications in the chemical and biological sciences; a centre for measurement science education and training, providing skills that support life-long learning (L3).
The Institute will underpin chemical and biological science measurement research and innovation within the UK and will support measurement training activities internationally. The Institute will operate through a business model that brings together related educational, academic and industrial stakeholders (the Partnership) to work both virtually with existing initiatives and directly by providing class-room and project-based study to produce highly-skilled and sought-after analysts and researchers with embedded measurement principles and their importance in commerce, industry, and the wider society.
Participation in the Institute will be encouraged with a minimum requirement that there should be a well-defined research programme and each individual should be co-supervised to maximise training opportunity.