Standards Organizations



American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)


Standards Institutes (by country)


American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 

Standards Australia

Austrian Standards Institute

Associacao Brasileira de Normas Tecnicas (Brazil)

BSI Group (BSI)

CSA Group (CSA)

SIMCOM International (China)

Dansk Standards Institute (DS)

European Committee for Standardization (CEN)

Finish Standards Organization (SFS)

French Association of Standardization (AFNOR) 

German Institute for Standardization (DIN) 

Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) 

Italian Standards Organization (UNI) 

Japanese Standards Association (JSA) 

Korean Standards Association (KS) 

SIRIM Berhad (Malaysia) 

Netherlands Normalisatie Instituut (NEN) 

Standards New Zealand 

Eurasian Interstate Council (CIS Countries) 

Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology (GOST) 

Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization Organization (SASO) 

Standards, Productivity and Innovation Board (SPRING Singapore) 

South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) 

Asociacion Espanola Normalizacion y Certificacion (Spain) 

Swedish Standards Institute (SIS) 


The following sites are useful for obtaining copies of test specifications:

ASSIST (Database for Military Specifications and Military Standards)

Quick Search ASSIST

Global Engineering Documents 

NSSN - A National Resource for Global Standards

SNIP Technical Regulations and Standards