Reliable calibrations of instruments require well-established, documented procedures, specialized instrumentation, certified or recognized reference material (where these are available), dedicated laboratory facilities, trained personnel, and proven expertise. Although there is significant experience among European research institutes on calibration methods, at present each lab works independently with no or very little connections with other labs. JERICO objectives are to:
- standardize and harmonize various facilities across European networks.
- share existing calibration facilities within the network, thus significantly reducing costs.
- exchange and transfer know-how within the network through a series of workshops, seminars and staff exchange.