ANSI releases select standards for COVID-19 support (UPDATED)


Several librarians across the United States have been petitioning ISO and ANSI to release or open up access to several critical standards in the response efforts to the COVID-19 pandemic. ANSI has announced a portal that contains several of these important standards, including standards for the fabrication of ventilators and standards for incident management response, released to the public. At this time, 31 of these ISO standards have been released, and you can access them by visiting the following links. In addition, AAMI, IEEE, and ASTM have each also opened up several standards for this research as well, as an update to our post from yesterday. We would like to applaud ANSI and ISO, as well as AAMI, IEEE, and ASTM, for their decision to release several of these critical documents in this time of need. Other national entities, such as the British Standards Institute, have implemented similar policies.


For ISO standards through ANSI, first time visitors should register and go to this site. Those who already registered on that site should go to this site to access those standards.

Stanford subscribes to a number of standards, including some of the above, already. IEEE and ASTM standards are available on their specific portals. More information on that is here.

More information from ANSI about their release is here. More information from AAMI about their release is here. More information from IEEE about their release is here. More information from ASTM about their release is here.


The Terman Engineering Library manages standards subscription and licensing at Stanford. If you have questions about standards, codes, methods, or protocols that are licensed by Standards Document Organizations, please contact the Engineering Librararians.

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