TÜBİTAK UME has achieved a high profile in the international metrology community with its rapid development. TÜBİTAK UME is a full member of the European Association of National Metrology Institutes (EURAMET), A Focus for Analytical Chemistry in Europe (EURACHEM) and the International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO). TÜBİTAK UME was one of the founding organisations of EURAMET and has been an active in its technical committees. In addition, TÜBİTAK UME takes part in 8 Consultative Committees (CCs) of the International Committee of Weights and Measures (CIPM). As of December 2012, TÜBİTAK UME has become an associate member of the Gulf Association for Metrology (GULFMET), a new regional metrology organization.
TÜBİTAK UME became one of original signatories of the CIPM Mutual Recognition Arrangement (CIPM MRA) on 14 October, 1999 and its Calibration and Measurement Capabilities (CMCs) were among the first published in the Key Comparison Database (KCDB). Calibration certificates issued by TÜBİTAK UME based on published CMCs are internationally recognised by all CIPM MRA signatory institutions.
With its state-of-the-art infrastructure and experienced staff, TÜBİTAK UME takes part in a number of collaborative metrology research projects under the European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP). An increasing amount of research activity is being directed towards areas that fall outside the usual concerns of metrology, such as the environment, energy and health, with the aim of improving quality of life through the development of novel measurement solutions.