Area: 110,86 thousand-sq. km
Population: 11,1 millions
Capital: Havana
last update: 21.07.2016

The National Research Institute on Metrology (INIMET) of Cuban National Bureau of Standards as NMI, is the institution responsible for measurement standards and scientific metrology. It is in charge of the following main activities:

•          to implement, improve, maintain and compare, at the international level, the Cuban national measurement standards and transfer their values to secondary standards;

•          to carry out research and scientific-technical development in the field of metrology;

•          to calibrate working standards and instruments of secondary laboratories;

•          to carry out pattern evaluation of measurement instruments;

•          to participate in the elaboration of standards and technical regulations for verification and calibration of measuring instruments;

•          to educate and train specialists for legal metrology and industrial calibration laboratories.

See note 1 for quality system.

Director:             Mr. Nelson Villalobos Hevia

Address:             Consulado No.206, e/ Animas y               Trocadero, Centro Habana

                La Habana, CP 10200,
                Republic of Cuba

Telephone:        +537 862 05 36

                +537 863 90 62

Fax:       +537 867 69 66


The Centro de Isótopos (CENTIS) is the designated laboratory in the field of Radioactivity. CENTIS belongs to the Agency of Nuclear Energy and Advanced Technologies of the Ministry for Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA). The main objective of this center is the production and R&D of radiopharmaceuticals, RIA kits and radioactive labelled compounds for the Cuban Health System as well as to perform specialized technical services and application of Nuclear Techniques to solve economical national problems, including those related to metrology of ionizing radiation. The Department of Radionuclides Metrology of the Centro de Isótopos, the CENTIS-DMR, is responsible for the establishment, developing, conservation, custody and diffusion of National Standards of Radionuclide Activity units (Becquerel). CENTIS-DMR is the scientific and methodological warrantor for achieving the traceability to these standards of the radioactivity measurements performed at national level.

See note 1 for quality system.

Director:             Dr. Jorge C. Cruz Arencibia

Address:             Ave. Monumental y Carretera La            Rada, Km 31/2

                San Jose de las Lajas, Mayabeque

Telephone:        +537 682 95 24

Fax:       +537 866 98 21


The Centro de Protección e Higiene de las Radiaciones (CPHR) is a designated laboratory mainly responsible for the dosimetry standards in the field of ionizing radiation. The Dosimetry Laboratory of the CPHR performs the following obligations:

•          to maintain traceability in Cuba to the international measurement system through implementing and improving national standards and calibrating measuring instruments;

•          to participate in comparison exercises of the standards at international level;

•          to carry out research and scientific-technical development in the field of ionizing radiation metrology;

•          to provide education to specialists and users in the field of radiation measurements.

See note 1 for quality system.


Director:             MSc. Gladys Mercedes López 


Address:             Carretera Cantera La Victoria II, km

                               2 ½, e/Monumental y Final,

                              Municipio Guanabacoa. La Habana  
of Cuba

Telephone:        +537 7 682-7271, 7 682-0514


                              +537 7 682-9571, 7 682-4891,

                              +537 7 682-4892

Fax:       +537 682-9573

Note 1:

INIMET, CENTIS and CPHR have established a quality system in correspondence with the ISO/IEC 17025 and the Mutual Recognition Arrangement for national measurement standards and for calibration and measurement certificates issued by National Metrology Institutes. In 2008, this system was accredited by the National Accreditation Body (ONARC) of the Republic of Cuba and recognized by the Regional Metrology Organization COOMET, in accordance with the above-mentioned international standard.

The institutions responsible
for Legal Metrology are

a) Cuban National Bureau of Standards (NC)
that is responsible for the development of metrology and legal metrology and performs the functions of the central steering body of state administration in the field of metrology.

The main tasks and activities of the NC in the field
of metrology are:

•          elaboration and realisation of state policy
in metrology;

•          preparation of laws and decrees referring
to metrology;

•          steering of metrology in the state in the scope given by the Law on Metrology, including subordinate metrological institutions and Legal Metrology Service;

•          methodical activity and supervision of activities in metrology;

•          representation of the Republic of Cuba
in the international metrological associations.

General Director: Dr. Nancy  Fernández Rodríguez

Director of Metrology: Mr. Fernando Arruza Rodríguez

Address:             Calle E No 261 entre 11
                y 13- Vedado

                La Habana 10400, Republic of Cuba

Telephone:        +537 682 95 24

Fax:       +537 682 78 50


b) Territorial Centres of Metrology (TCM) which
are subordinate institutions of NC. These institutions are charged with the following main activities:

•          to verify the legal measurement instruments;

•          to calibrate the working standards of measurement units (for industry);

•          to calibrate the ordinary measuring instruments for customers;

•          to carry out the pattern evaluation of measuring instruments.

TCM laboratories were accredited by ONARC according to ISO IEC 17025 standard.

c) The other institutions in the field of legal metrology are Metrological Laboratories (Industry). These institutions (established in factories or other organisation) are calibration laboratories. NC authorises some of them for verification of the specified kinds of legal measuring instruments,
if necessary.

The calibration of ordinary measuring instruments  is performed by more than 170 calibration laboratories, established in the framework of industry or other organisations.