ANSI's mission is to enhance both the global competitiveness of U.S. business and the U.S. quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems, and safeguarding their integrity.
AAMI is the primary source of consensus standards, both national and international, for the medical device industry, as well as practical information, support, and guidance for healthcare technology and sterilization professionals.
The ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library is a vast collection of industry-leading standards and technical engineering information. The Library covers a broad range of engineering disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, and solar engineering. From ASTM Compass, one can access ASTM's 12,500+ standards, the ASTM Digital Library that contains 1,500+ books, 16,800+ Journal Articles, and more than 47,000+ papers, chapters and articles, as well as online training courses and videos.
This database provides the most up-to-date list of voluntary consensus standards to which FDA will accept a Declaration of Conformity. After FDA has decided to recognize a standard, we will update our online database to reflect the decision even before formal recognition of the standard occurs by publication in the Federal Register.
Grainger Engineering Library - Many older editions of engineering standards are available in print at the Grainger Engineering Library. Current ANSI-approved engineering standards are purchased in most cases, depending on cost. ISO standards, which tend to be very expensive and proprietary, are typically only purchased by request from UIUC faculty.
IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) is the world’s leading organization for the preparation and publication of international standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies. These are known collectively as “electrotechnology”
International Organizaiton for Standardization (ISO)
International Organization for Standardization. We develop and publish International Standards.
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.