The MSA is a unique platform for measurement experts across all levels of industry, from national laboratories through to end users, to come together and exchange ideas and share experiences. Where gaps are identified, such as lack of available training information or testing methods, the MSA is able to draw on the knowledge from its members to create and publish helpful documents.
The MSA also has published test methods that have been developed and endorsed by members of the society and reviewed by experts in the relative fields. Current test methods can be found here.
|NEW| Technical Guides:
The MSA is working to develop a series of technical guides that will be helpful educational tools for members and the broader measurement community. This is part of the MSA's Education Initiative that began in 2017.
The first guide, How to build and manage a Calibration or Testing Laboratory in your organisation, is now available.
TAM Magazine Archive:
In years past we published MSA and metrology news via a printed magazine - The Australian Metrologist (TAM). The TAM is not currently being actively published, with a preference for electronic newsletters and membership discussion via the online discussion forum. An archive of TAM is available here.
Guidance on the use of MSA publications:
The term ‘MSA publication’ refers to any written material in digital and hard copy formats issued officially by the Metrology Society of Australasia (MSA), and made available for use by third parties. MSA publications include educational material, conference proceedings, test methods, technical guides and other documents. MSA publications are distributed with the intent to give guidance on measurement theory and practice. MSA publications may be distributed via the MSA website free of charge or sold only by the MSA for a price.
By applying the recommendations presented in MSA publications, users can learn measurement best practice that can be recognised and accepted throughout Australasia.
The approaches taken are not mandatory and are for the guidance of users.
MSA publications have been produced as a means of promoting a consistent approach to measurement theory, good measurement practice as well as leading to and supporting laboratory accreditation.
MSA publications may be used by students, laboratories, and third parties e.g., National Accreditation Bodies, peer reviewers, witnesses to measurements, for educational purposes and as reference material.
Should any MSA publication be adopted as part of a requirement (including a contract, regulation or similar) of any such party, this shall be for that application only and the MSA Secretariat must be notified before any such adoption.
No representation is made nor warranty given that any MSA publication or the information contained within will be suitable for any particular purpose. In no event shall MSA, the authors or anyone else involved in the creation of the material be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of the use of the information contained therein.
The parties using any MSA publication shall indemnify MSA accordingly.
MSA may involve third parties in stakeholder consultations when a review of MSA publications is planned. If you are interested, please contact the MSA Secretariat via the MSA website’s contact us page.