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Scope and Working Group Structure



The US TAG assumes a mirror structure to ISO/TC 276. As each member country has one vote within ISO/TC 276, the US vote is determined by the consensus position of US TAG members.


The scope of ISO/TC 276 is standardization in the field of biotechnology processes including the following topics: terms and definitions; biobanks and bioresources; analytical methods; bioprocessing; data processing including annotation, analysis, validation, comparability and integration; and metrology.

ISO/TC 276 Biotechnology works closely with related committees to identify standardization needs and gaps, and collaborates to avoid duplication and overlapping of standardization activities.  

Current Structure:


Current structure

Roles and Responsibilities:


Roles and Responsibilities


Documentary and Project Management:

A members-only US TAG website is hosted by ANSI and maintained by the US TAG at NIST. Draft standards as well as records of all TC276-related efforts are available here.

Contribute to Standards Development:

Subject matter experts are invited to contribute to Working Group efforts to develop and/or review evolving standards. Participation in the US TAG is open to all interested parties –please contact the clare.allocca [at] (TAG Administrator) for further information.





Created July 22, 2016, Updated February 20, 2020