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Standard Reference Materials

Standard Reference Materials are certified reference materials (CRMs) that can be used to help develop accurate methods of analysis, to calibrate measurement systems used to measure a property at the state-of-the-art limit.

Standard Reference Data

Standard Reference Data cover a broad range scientific disciplines including atomic and molecular physics, chemical and crystal structures, fluids, material properties, biotechnology, optical character recognition and more. Data products include web applications, personal computer products, site licenses, subscriptions and distributor agreements. The SRD data program includes the Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data.


A close-up view of cells that have been labelled with fluorophores in blue, green, red and orange to highlight composition.

CHO and Tell

February 22, 2018
Although few people realize it, modern medicine relies heavily on the ovarian cells of Chinese hamsters, not as a...


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NIST on a Chip Workshop

February 28, 2018 to March 01, 2018
On February 28 to March 1, 2018, NIST will host the NIST on a Chip Workshop. Members of industry, government, and academia are invited to learn how to join...
MBE Summit 2018, April 2-5

Model-Based Enterprise Summit 2018

April 02, 2018 to April 05, 2018
The goal of the MBE Summit is to identify challenges, research, implementation issues, and lessons learned in manufacturing and quality assurance where a...
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CIRMS 2018 Annual Meeting

April 16, 2018 to April 18, 2018
The 26th Annual Meeting of the Council on Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards will focus on Radiation Technologies for the Future. For more than...