Science: Reference: Standards: Organizations
Codex Alimentarius Commission
Part of FAO and WHO food and veterinary standards activities. With information about procedure, forthcoming activities, members and participating organizations. All Codex Alimentarius standards document available for download in English, French and Spanish.
Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS)
An organization of Space Agencies and produces recommendations and standards mainly for ground systems and their interface to space systems. The organization's work is detailed, and includes extensive repositories of the standards produced.
Council for Optical Radiation Measurements (CORM)
Develops requirements for standards, calibration services and collaboration programs.
EuroMed Transport Project
EuroMed Transport’s official website, project funded by the EU, aiming to policy convergence and harmonisation of legislations governing the transport sector in the MEDA region.
European Committee for Banking Standards (ECBS)
Develops technical standards for the European banking infrastructure. With information on committee members, publications (available for download), the IBAN and current projects, and links to other organizations.
European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC)
Includes background information and a knowledge base.
The European Committee for Standardization (CEN)
Promotes voluntary technical harmonization in Europe in conjunction with worldwide bodies and its European partners.
European Coorperation on Space Standardization (ECSS)
European standards organization for space activities. Documents can be downloaded after free registration. With a discussion forum.
European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
Seeks to produce the telecommunications standards that will be used throughout Europe and beyond.
IEEE Industry Standard and Technology Organization (ISTO)
A global, not-for-profit corporation designed to accelerate and extend traditional standards development and adoption activities for technology industry consortia.
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
With information on standardization activities and procedures and the advantages of participating in standardization work.
International Accounting Standards Board (IASB)
Sets accounting principles for business financial statements. Based in London. Sponsored by accounting organisations in nearly 100 countries.
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Serves as the world's central intergovernmental forum for scientific and technical co-operation in the nuclear field, and as the international inspectorate
International Commission on Illumination (CIE)
Includes background information, membership details, and publications.
International Disk Drive Equipment and Materials Association (IDEMA)
Trade association for the data storage industry. Publishes standards and reference documents, most of which are available for download in PDF format.
InterNational Electrical Testing Association (NETA)
Publishes standards and specifications. Includes a list of publications and an online order form.
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
The standards organization for all areas of electrotechnology.
International Telecommunications Union - Radiocommunications (ITU-R)
Formerly CCIR. Deals with the standardization of wireless communication.
International Telecommunications Union - Telecommunication Standardization (ITU-T)
Formerly CCITT. Its most widely known standards are those of the X. series, e.g. X.25 and X.500.
Joint Steering Group on Spatial Standardization and Related Interoperability (JSG)
Includes charter, membership and action item information.
Pan American Standards Commission (COPANT)
Seeks to promote the development of technical standardization and related activities in its member countries. [English and Spanish]
Space Frequency Coordination Group (SFCG)
A forum for solving frequency management problems encountered by member space agencies. Publishes a handbook, resolutions and recommendations which are available for download as Word and PDF documents.
World Standards Services Network (WSSN)
Network of public WWW servers of standards organizations around the world.
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