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Standards : COVID_19 Freely Available Standards

Several standard producing organizations have released curated lists of standards that will be available free of charge.

Available Standards

AAMI (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation): Includes standards for masks, gowns, gloves, ventilators, and sterilization procedures.

ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials): Includes standards related to masks, gowns, gloves, hand sanitizers, and respirators. You will need to create a (free) account to access these standards. UW Madison subscribes to ASTM Compass and you can access this content through our subscription here (and not need to create an account).

European Union (EU) Standards: The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) have agreed to immediately make available a number of European standards for certain medical devices and personal protective equipment.

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers): Includes standards related to medical device communication, medical modeling and more.  UW Madison subscribes to IEEEXplore and you can also access this content through our subscription here.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO): Documents from ISO covering medical equipment and devices—ventilators and respiratory equipment; protective clothing used in health care settings; and business continuity management, security, and resilience.  Available through the ANSI portal. Additional standards may be added in the future.  To access the portal, users must first accept the license agreement and register. Once registered, users can return to the portal via  Visit ANSI to get COVID_19 related announcements regarding standards.


Additional Free Resources

KnovelThe continuing worldwide spread of COVID-19 has brought attention to the need for communities and organizations to establish emergency response plans.  From protecting their communities to resuming operations and normal functions once the crisis has ended, responding quickly and effectively to risks can lessen the impact on people, and allow communities and organizations to recover much more quickly. To support these efforts, Knovel has worked with leading publishers and societies to make available, for free, guidance on emergency planning and response.