As technology advances in the Metrology and Calibration industries, our ability to develop new software packages that automate the gathering and retention of data increases. Our collective devotion within these industries to tried and true methods has led us to overlook
the potential for tracking calibration metadata in a much more meaningful and robust way. To allow this change in the calibration paradigm, the first step is to establish a standard format for the recording and sharing of this data and collectively building our software
around this principle; there are certain pieces of information that can and should be collected for every calibration we perform. Expanding on the existing work of VDI/VDE-2623, this paper proposes a Standard Calibration Data Format for use in future software packages
to unify the industry and provide improved metrological data.