A private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. The Institute's mission is to enhance both the global competitiveness of U.S. business and the U.S. quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems, and safeguarding their integrity.
A not-for-profit organization that provides a forum for the development and publication of voluntary consensus standards for materials, products, systems, and services. More than 20,000 members representing producers, users, ultimate consumers, and representatives of government and academia develop documents that serve as a basis for manufacturing, procurement, and regulatory activities.
A worldwide federation of national standards bodies from more than 140 countries, one from each country. ISO's mission is to promote the development of standardization and related activities in the world with a view to facilitating the international exchange of goods and services, and to developing cooperation in the spheres of intellectual, scientific, technological and economic activity.
The NFPA, authors of the National Electrical Code and many others, offers free "read only" access to its standards. Click on the link that reads "View the full list of NFPA's codes and standards" and select the code you want to view.
A non-profit association accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). NISO identifies, develops, maintains, and publishes technical standards to manage information. NISO standards apply to traditional and new technologies and to the full range of information related needs, including retrieval, re-purposing, storage, metadata, and preservation.
A non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Commerce Department's Technology Administration. NIST develops and promotes measurements, standards, and technology for a wide range of products and services to enhance productivity and facilitate trade.