Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca MetrologicaGovernment


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Foundation: 2006

Mission: INRIM realises, maintains, and develops the national reference standards of the measurement units of the International System (SI), consisting of seven base units - metre, kilogram, second, ampere, kelvin, mole, and candela - and derived units. Thanks to these standards, the Institute ensures measurements that are reliable and comparable on both a national and international scale. INRIM's research spans many other areas such as materials science, nanoscience, quantum optics, studies on the fundamental constants of physics. Basic and applied research and the development of new measurement technologies and instruments enhance the metrology activity. Through seminars, exhibitions, events and conferences, INRIM presents and disseminates its scientific findings and advancements. The Institute promotes education and training for young scientists organising PhD courses and financing scholarships and research grants. To meet the needs of industry, INRIM has a dedicated department working in close contact with the world of production and providing consultancy, calibration, and testing services. The Institute supports the National Laboratory Accreditation System by ensuring the quality of measurement standards and procedures and promoting the dissemination of the national standards of the SI measurement units.

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Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Government sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-28OECDItaly
Chemistry 841st459th505th738th87th
Computer Science 705th421st434th601st84th
Engineering 556th327th325th459th66th
Mathematics 663rd415th427th565th80th
Physics and Astronomy 667th417th421st593rd84th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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