Metrology Research Centre

Canada's national measurement laboratory, developing and disseminating accurate measurement standards and services. We provide trusted metrological advice to government and industrial clients.

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Research publications

Collection of our research publications

Research programs

List of our research programs


Instrument calibration and measurement services

The highest standard available in Canada


Developing new standards for cancer treatments

Improving cancer therapies across Canada


Food safety news: NRC unearths novel seafood toxin

Towards helping food safety labs manage ciguatera

Why work with us

We have scientific expertise in calibration and measurement. Working in our high-performance laboratories and facilities, our experts can tackle a broad range of measurement challenges, driving innovation and providing first-rate metrology capabilities. We provide accurate, traceable measurements that define the national standard and are trusted and recognized internationally. We offer primary measurement services that address established and emerging metrology areas including: instrument calibration, measurement services, chemical purity analysis and certified reference materials.

Services and information

Canada's official time

Managing and maintaining the atomic clocks that keep time for Canada

Glow Discharge Mass Spectrometry Analysis

Providing clients with accurate and timely inorganic mass spectrometric analysis

Certified reference materials

High-quality and reliable certified reference materials for industrial and academic research

Calibration laboratory assessment service (CLAS)

System and technical assessment and certification of calibration laboratories' specific measurement capabilities