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Coordination in
the U.S. Standardization
System

Introduction

Among ANSI’s key roles in the U.S. standardization system is to provide a neutral forum for coordination and identification of standards and conformity assessment needs in support of emerging technologies and national/global priorities. To achieve this, ANSI establishes standardization collaboratives, holds stakeholder workshops, and convenes other activities to bring together the relevant stakeholders to assess and address standardization needs in a particular industry or technology area.

Standardization Collaboratives

A standardization collaborative is a mechanism established by ANSI to advance cross-sector coordination in the development and compatibility of the standards and conformance programs needed to support and grow emerging technologies and markets.

ANSI establishes standardization collaboratives when a clear need is expressed by the Institute’s membership, be it industry, government, and/or the broader standardization community.

These collaboratives help to inform stakeholder resource allocation for standards participation, avoid duplication of effort, and drive efficient and coordinated standardization activity by standards development organizations (SDOs).

Specifically, ANSI collaboratives work to:

  • Coordinate the efforts of the private and public sectors, with the engagement of all interested stakeholder groups
  • Identify existing standards and standards in development
  • Define where standardization gaps exist based on stakeholder needs
  • Recommend additional work needed, a timeline for its completion, and organizations that can perform the work – often via the development of a standardization roadmap
  • Provide progress updates on any roadmap recommendations
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Timeline of ANSI Standardization Coordination Activities

SInce 1994, ANSI has initiated more than 15 standardization panels, workshops, and collaboratives focused on emerging technologies, growth markets, and other national prioritiesScroll through below to access more information on each, or download a timeline showing all the collaborative standards coordination activities, four of which are currently active.

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2018

Dietary Supplements Standardization Coordination

2017

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Standardization Collaborative

2016

America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative

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2013

ANSI Network: Smart and Sustainable Cities

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2012

ANSI Energy Efficiency Standards Coordination Collaborative

2011

ANSI Electric Vehicles Standards Panel

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2010

The Financial Management of Cyber Risk

2009

ANSI-NIST Nuclear Energy Standards Coordination Collaborative

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2009

Product Standards for Sustainability Workshop

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2007

ANSI Network on Chemical Regulation

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2007

Biofuels Standards Coordination Panel

2006

ID Theft Prevention and ID Management Standards Panel

2005

Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel

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2004

Nanotechnology Standards Panel

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2003

Homeland Defense and Security Standardization Collaborative

1994

Information Infrastructure Standards Panel

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