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Standard Setting Organizations
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Official Standard Setting organizations ("SDOs") and informal consortia can be global, regional or national in their membership. Click on an organization'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.


3G Americas
Sought to integrate the five major wireless technologies and support their 3G migration *Now 4G Americas (North America/South America)

Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)
Promotes major aerospace and defense manufacturers

Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS)
Develops and promotes telecom standards, operating procedures, and guidelines

American Petroleum Institute (API)
Promotes and represents the oil and natural gas industry

Automotive Electronics Council (AEC)
Develops and promotes common part-qualification and quality-system standards for the automotive industry

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BuildingSMART Alliance
Develops and promotes support programs for digital technology in the property industry

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

ComCARE Alliance
Promoted lifesaving wireless communication networks and technologies

Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing International (CAM-I)
Promotes research and development in areas of strategic importance to manufacturing industries

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

Continua Health Alliance
Develops and promotes advancing the quality of personal healthcare

Council for Harmonization of Electrotechnical Standardization of the Nations of the Americas (CANENA)
Promotes international electrotechnical standardization

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Dossia Consortium
Promotes the improvement of employee health and healthcare using personal health care record services

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

Energy Star
Develops and promotes protection of the the environment through energy efficient products and practices

EnOcean Alliance
Develops and promotes wireless standards for self-powered wireless monitoring and control systems for sustainable buildings

Entertainment Services & Technology Association (ESTA)
Promoted the North American entertainment technology industry (North America)

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Government Electronics & Information Technology Association (GEIA)
Promoted the interests of the U. S. electronics, communications and information technology industries *Merged with the AeA, CSIA, and ITAA to form TechAmerica

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

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InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS)
Develops and promotes Information and Communications Technologies standardization

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Manure Management Consortium
Develops and promotes research on manure management and odor control

Promotes the software and Internet industry in Massachusetts

Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) Cooperation
Develops and promotes Media Oriented Systems Transport technology for the automotive industry

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

North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)
Develops and enforces reliability standards for the bulk power system in North America (North America)

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Pan American Standards Commission (COPANT)
Promotes the development of technical standardization in its member countries (Americas)

Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement
Promotes evidence-based performance measures in the healthcare industry

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

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

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Uniform Code Council, Inc. (UCC)
Developed and promoted multi-industry standards, B2B supply chain solutions, and administered the Universal Product Code (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.)

Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI)
Promotes the adoption of e-Commerce in the healthcare industry (U.S.)

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