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ASTM WK68378

New Guide for Standard guide to the GUM

1. Scope

2.1 The scope of the committee is to promote the appropriate use of the principles and methods of statistics and quality control in the development, application and improvement of standards. The committee will:
2.1.1 Develop, produce and maintain standards for methods of statistics and quality control, including practices, guides, and terminology;
2.1.1 Coordinate with other ASTM committees and other organizations having common interests, including the review and harmonization of related standards where applicable;
2.1.2 Aid and advise ASTM technical committees, management, and staff in matters relating to statistics and quality;
2.1.3 Act in liaison with the Committee on Standards regarding all statistically related requirements in Form and Style.
2.1.4 Sponsor workshops, seminars, symposia, and publications on the use of methods of statistics and quality control in standards.


Uncertainty; Measurement Uncertainty; Uncertainty Budget ; Decision Rule; Statement of Conformity:


JCGM 104:2009 introduces measurement uncertainty, the GUM, the GUM Supplements and other documents that support the GUM. It is directed predominantly at the measurement of quantities that can be characterized by continuous variables such as length, temperature, time, and amount of substance. ASTM standard test methods do not necessarily follow this characterization. An introduction to measurement uncertainty for more broadly characterized measurement and testing aligned to the GUM and its supplements is needed by the testing community and industry users of measurement data. This standard will provide targeted information to streamline the gum method addressing the essential steps and fundamental principles. Users from the measurement and testing community can use the standard to guide them through the eight simple steps to understanding the uncertainties of their measurements.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: E11.50

Committee: E11

Staff Manager: Katerina Koperna

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Date Initiated: 05-20-2019

Technical Contact: Andrew Oldershaw

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