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Standards.gov is your pathway to standards solutions. The NIST Standards Coordination Office provides tools, programs, services, and educational resources about documentary standards and conformity assessment.

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RFI on People’s Republic of China (PRC) policies and influence in the development of international standards for emerging technologies
NIST has issued a Request for Information on People’s Republic of China (PRC) policies and influence in the development of international standards for emerging technologies. Comments are due by 5 p.m. Eastern time on Dec. 6, 2021, and will be posted to regulations.gov.

NIST Awards 5 Universities With Key Funding to Develop Standards Curricula in Manufacturing, Maritime Design and More
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has made five awards for a total of approximately $373,000 to support standards education in undergraduate and graduate level curricula. Since the program began in 2012, NIST’s Standards Services Curricula Development Cooperative Agreement Program has received 214 applications and made 41 awards totaling over $2.57 million. 

Guidance for NIST Staff on Using Inclusive Language in Documentary Standards
NIST announces the publication of Guidance for NIST Staff on Using Inclusive Language in Documentary Standards (NISTIR 8366). It was created primarily for the benefit of NIST staff experts who participate in the development of documentary standards as expert collaborators and leaders. Because NIST authors often work with industry standards development organizations (SDOs), the technical agency has made the guidance available to the public.


Standards.gov is administered by the Standards Coordination Office (SCO) at NIST. This site provides:  

  • background materials and resources on the documentary standards and conformity assessment landscape that are useful for industry and academia; 
  • useful documentary standards and conformity assessment information freely available to the general public; and
  • information about the use of documentary standards and conformity assessment activities in the Federal government. 

Standards provide industries and innovators with a common language that facilitates trade, simplifies transactions and enables people to work together toward greater common goals that cut across disciplines and borders. NIST supports the development of standards by identifying areas where they are needed, convening stakeholders and providing technical and scientific guidance and expertise to help stakeholder groups reach a consensus.

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Publications

ABC's of Conformity Assessment

Author(s)
Lisa J. Carnahan, Amy L. Phelps
The Standards Coordination Office periodically publishes information related to standards and conformity assessment as a service to producers and users of such

Contacts

Standards.gov

  • Standards Coordination Office
    (301) 975-4000
    NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 2100
    Gaithersburg, MD 20899-2100