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Standard Setting Organizations
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"Official Standard Setting" organizations are internationally recognized, formal standard setting bodies, and are often referred to simply as "SDOs". Click on an SDO's name to view a description of that organization and to access links that will take you to its homepage, supported standards and (if available) its IPR policy.


Alliance for Sustainable Air Transportation (ASAT)
Developed and promoted standards for a next generation U.S. air traffic control system (U.S.)

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
Oversees and supports the U.S. voluntary standards infrastructure and is the U.S. representative to the ISO (U.S.)

Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (ARIB)
Develops and promotes standardization of new radio systems (JPN)

Australian Communications Industry Forum (ACIF)
Developed and promoted technical and operating arrangements in the Australian communications industry (Australia)

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British Interactive Multimedia Association (BIMA)
Promotes and represents the UK interactive and digital media industry (United Kingdom)

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Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
Develops standards and certifies products (Canada)

China Communications Standards Association (CCSA)
Conducts standardization activities in the field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) (China)

China Electronics Standardization Institute (CESI)
Professional institute for standardization in the field of electronics and the IT industry (China)

Communications Alliance LTD
Promotes converging networks, technologies and services (Australia)

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
Promotes the consumer electronics industry (U.S.)

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e-CENTRE (now GS1 UK)
Promoted business data standards to facilitate e-commerce (United Kingdom)

Electronic Commerce Promotion Council of Japan (ECOM)
Developed and maintained standards for electronic commerce for use in B2B and B2C arenas (Japan)

Electronic Industries Alliances (EIA)
Promoted market development and competitiveness in the U.S. high-tech industry (U.S.)

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German Institute for Standardization (DIN, Deutsches Institut for Normung)
Official German standards organization (Germany)

Develops and implements global data standards for the supply chain (United Kingdom)

Develops and promotes standards-based, global supply-chain solutions (U.S.)

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Health Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP)
Develops and promotes standards for interoperability in healthcare (U.S.)

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InCommon Federation
Develops a framework for trustworthy shared management of access to on-line resources in support of education and research (U.S.)

Information and Communications Technology Standards Advisory Council of Canada (ISACC)
Develops and promotes strategies for domestic and international standards development, implementation, and promotion for Canadian users, industry, and government (Canada)

Assisted British businesses in e-commerce (United Kingdom)

Internet Industry Association (IIA)
Promotes the Internet industry (Australia)

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Japan Automotive Software Platform Architecture (JasPar)
Develops and promotes a uniform, interchangeable high-speed bus architecture for the Japanese car industry (Japan)

Japan Industrial Imaging Association (JIIA)
Develops and promotes technological innovation of industrial imaging (Japan)

Japanese Standards Association (JSA)
Promotes Japanese standards through education and certification programs (Japan)

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National Council for Prescription Drug Programs, Inc. (NCPDP)
Develops standards within the pharmacy services sector of the health care industry (U.S.)

National Cyber Security Partnership (NCSP)
Develops security strategies for US information infrastructure (U.S.)

National Emergency Number Association (NENA)
Promotes 9-1-1 and international three-digit emergency communications systems and develops related standards and guidance (U.S.)

National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
Develops and promotes standards to manage information in digital environments (U.S.)

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Develops and promotes measurements, standards and technology as a non-regulatory federal agency (U.S.)

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Open Source Consortium (OSC)
Promotes the Open Source business community (United Kingdom)

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Public Health Data Standards Consortium (PHDSC)
Develops and promotes health information technology standards to empower healthcare and public health communities and improve individual and community health (U.S.)

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Regional Alliance for Infrastructure and Network Security (RAINS)
Contributed to national security mobilization (U.S.)

Russian Association for Networks and Services (RANS)
Promotes and coordinates the efforts of industry constituents in proposing technical and legal frameworks for developing ICT infrastructure and providing confidence & security in the use of ICT (Russia)

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Standards Council of Canada (SCC)
Promotes and oversees standardization in Canada (Canada)

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TD Industry Alliance (TDIA)
Promoted the advancement of China's mobile telecommunication industry (China)

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Uniform Code Council, Inc. (UCC)
Administered the Universal Product Code and developed B2B supply chain solutions (U.S.)

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Wireless Communications Technologies Group (WCTG)
Promotes the U.S. wireless communications industry (U.S.)

Wireless Innovation Alliance (WIA)
Promotes efficiency and innovation in the use of U.S. wireless spectrum resources (U.S.)

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Zero Energy Commercial Buildings Consortium (CBC)
Develops and promotes zero energy performance in new and existing commercial buildings (U.S.)

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