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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.


Promotes advance designing as a professional craft

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

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

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Promoted information sharing within the life sciences community based upon open source principles *Inactive

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

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Common Core State Standards Initiative
Develops and maintains the Common Core standards for mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA)

Common Education Data Standards (CEDS)
Develops methods of streamlining data within and across P-20W institutions and sectors

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

Council on Integrity in Results Reporting
Develops and maintains standards for measuring and reporting of graduation and job placement information by educational institutions

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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

Developed scalable learning services made available to students worldwide *Inactive

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

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Identity Theft Council (ITC)
Maintains and provides local support to victims of identity theft

IEEE Computer Society (IEEECS)
Provides technical information and services to computing professionals

IMS Global Learning Consortium, Inc. (IMS)
Develops and promotes the adoption of open technical specifications for interoperable learning technology

Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST)
Promotes contamination control in electronics manufacturing and pharmaceutical processes

Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC)
Provides a scientific view on the current state of climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic consequences

International Communications Association (ICA)
Promotes the scholarly study of human communication in academic research worldwide

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 (U.S. and Canada)

International Society of Automation (ISA)
Promotes education about automation and control

International Telework Association and Council (ITAC)
Promoted the benefits and expansion of working remotely *Now the Telework Advisory Group for WorldAtWork

Interoperability Clearinghouse (ICH)
Promotes mechanisms for assuring the successful implementation of enterprise technology solutions

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Learning Content Management System (LCMS) Council
Promoted market awareness of learning content management system infrastructures *Inactive

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

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

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Develops advanced semiconductor manufacturing technologies (U.S.)

Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE)
Develops standards and provides technical training, certification and standards for cable telecommunication professionals

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

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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