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Most consortia promote standards as well as set them, while others are formed purely to promote a standard(s) or to educate users or technical staff about a standard(s). Still others seek to coordinate the efforts of consortia and SDOs, or to promote new business models (e.g., web services). Click on an organization's name to view a description of that organization and to access links that will take you to its homepage and any standards that it promotes.


Develops and provides certification and education programs and services for information and software security professionals

Promotes advance designing as a professional craft

American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA)
Promotes the field of nursing informatics

American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, The (ASPRS)
Develops and promotes the science of photogrammetry and remote sensing

Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA)
Promotes the assistive technology industry for people with disabilities

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Develops and promotes resources that advance computing as a science and a profession.

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Book Industry Study Group (BISG)
Develops and promotes standards, practices, research and events related to both print and digital publishing

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Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
Develops and promotes standards in computing and communications industries

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

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Digital Analytics Association (DAA)
Promotes the education, professional development, and community around digital analytics

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Ed-Fi Alliance
Develops XML-based data tools to integrate raw education data into Web-based applications

Develops scalable learning services made available to students worldwide

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
Promotes protection of civil liberties in regards to digital technology use

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GateD Consortium
Develops and promotes network routing protocol deployment

Gelato Federation
Developed computing solutions for Itanium Linux platform *Ceased operations in 2009

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Identity Theft Council (ITC)
Provides local support to victims of identity theft

Industry Advisory Council (IAC)
Promotes information resources management products and services to the government

International Cooperation for Education about Standardization (ICES)
Promotes standardization education

International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC)2
Develops and promotes education and certification of information security professionals

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Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC)
Develops language-related education, research and technology development by creating and sharing linguistic resources

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Develops requirements for Multimedia-Grade networks

Music Encoding Initiative (MEI)
Develops and promotes an XML-based schema for musical notation

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OpenDoc Society
Promotes the openness of documents and shared knowledge

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Project 25 Technology Interest Group (PTIG)
Promotes P25 standards and related technologies

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Security Industry Association (SIA)
Develops and maintains standards for the security industry

Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE)
Professional association providing technical training, certification and standards

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Telework Advisory Group of WorldatWork
Promotes the growth and success of work independent of location

Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI-C)
Developed and now maintains the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI)

Develops trust benchmark circuits, tools and hardware platforms

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UniForum - The International Association of Open Systems Professionals
Promotes and exchanges best practices information of open technologies and standards

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World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
Develops common protocols to enable the evolution and interoperability of the Web

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