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GSC - Genomic Standards Consortium

The Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC) is an open-membership organization with the goal of increasing the standardization of metadata for genomic data. They further this goal through the development and implementation of metadata standards, methods to capture and exchange genomic metadata, and approaches to harmonize metadata collection across the genomics community. It undertakes these activities through meetings and working groups. GSC was founded in 2005.

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

 

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international consortium where over 400 Member organizations work towards developing Web standards. Their mission is: "To lead the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing protocols and guidelines that ensure long-term growth for the Web."

Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC)


The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) is a "non-profit, international, voluntary consensus standards organization that is leading the development of standards for geospatial and location based services". There are 350 academic, private, and government agencies participating in the standards body.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)


U.S. Commerce Department’s NIST mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life. They provide calibrations, standard reference materials, access to NIST standard databases, and weights and measures standards.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)


The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an international standard-setting body composed of representatives from 157 national standards organizations from around the world. Founded in 1947, this non-governmental organization publishes world-wide industrial and commercial standards and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

Many ISO standards are represented on the MMI site, including:

International Hydrographic Organization (IHO)


The International Hydrographic Organization is an intergovernmental organization established in 1921 to promote the safety of marine navigation and the protection of the marine environment. Currently IHO has 74 maritime nations participating as members.

Their objectives (listed on the IHO web site) are to bring about:

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)

IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., is the "world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology". Standards are developed with international consensus from the IEEE membership, ensuring that all interested parties give feedback and advice. There are over 900 IEEE active standards and more than 400 in development (as of December 2006). The IEEE name was originally an acronym for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. Today, it is simply known as IEEE.

ThermoML - Thermodynamics Markup Language


Frenkel et al., XML-BASED IUPAC STANDARD FOR EXPERIMENTAL, PREDICTED, AND CRITICALLY EVALUATED THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTY DATA STORAGE AND CAPTURE (ThermoML). Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 78, No. 3, pp. 541–612, 2006. (© IUPAC 2006).

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