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Open Science and Open Sources: Other Sources (Standards, Data, Software, etc.)

Open Standards

Standards Incorporated by Reference

If the US Government needs to make privately developed technical standards Federally enforceable, it will publish that information publicly. This includes some engineering standards. After they are referenced by the US Federal Code, they can be viewed. You can access these by the SIBR database or check out some of these pages:

Standards Organizations that Offer Free Access to Their Standards

(from the, last updated 2/27/22)

Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute 

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) - Free to members

ASTM Reading Room

The Broadband Forum

Consultative Committee on Space Data Systems (CCSDS)

ECMA International

European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) - Free standards; registration required


Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)

IMS Global

Industrial Truck Standards Development Foundation

IPC Association - Some Free Standards

ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 (JTC1) - Approximately 200 JTC1 standards are available for free online

International Society of Automation (ISA) - Free to Members

The Internet Society (ISOC)

International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Electronic Bookstore - 3 free ITU Recommendations on registration

Joint Electron Devices Engineering Council (JEDEC) - Free to members

Khronos Group

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) - Standards and codes free to view; registration required

National Information Standards Organization (NISO) - Some free standards

National Institute of Standards and Technology/Information Technology Laboratory

Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS)

Object Management Group, Inc. (OMG)

Process Industry Practices (PIP) - Free to members

RTCA Electronic Documents - Free to members

Society of Cable Telecommunication Engineers (SCTE) 

Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute (SAAMI) - ANSI/SAAMI standards are available in electronic format free of charge; there is a nominal charge for hard copies.

Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO)

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) 1.1

Underwriters Laboratories - standards are free to view

VITA Standards Organization - Free to members

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

Open Data -- coming soon

Open Software -- coming soon

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