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Standards Information Center

Your gateway to help navigate the dynamic U.S. and international standards landscape

NIST maintains this public-facing web portal to provide resources and standards information to government, academia, and the public. The Standards Information Center serves as a starting point to identify information on standards, regulations, conformity assessment, and other requirements. The Center helps users navigate a complex U.S. and international standards landscape.

The Standards Information Center provides the following free services:

  • Guidance and quick research in response to queries on national/global standards and current or proposed technical regulations; 

  • Referrals to standards-developing organizations; government agencies; technical experts; and providers of translation services, conformity assessments, and related services; 

  • Publications on a range of topics, including guides to compliance for specific industries, conformity assessment basics, and more.

Contact the Standards Information Center at standardsinfo [at] (standardsinfo[at]nist[dot]gov) for information on these services.

The Standards information Center does not answer the following types of requests. Please contact these NIST departments directly: 



Created May 31, 2016, Updated May 2, 2023