Institute of Standards and Technology conducts and supports scientific
and engineering research in disciplines ranging from chemistry and
physics to information technology. In carrying out this research,
NIST works collaboratively with colleagues in industry, academia,
and government. Research tools developed at NIST--including measurement
methods, standards, data, and various technologies--assist industrial,
academic, and government scientists worldwide. To help you find
the information you need, we've grouped a number of pertinent links
on this page. If you don't find what you're looking for, contact
our Public Inquiries office at (301) 975-NIST or email@example.com.
and standards research--brief descriptions of NIST Laboratories
and links to their web sites.
to NIST--brief information on current NIST projects with contact
partnerships--information on how to work with NIST on specific
opportunities--descriptions of grants available from NIST. NIST
is providing administrative
relief actions for grantees and recipients affected
by recent hurricanes.
to a number of NIST databases and data collections some of which
can be downloaded for free; others must be purchased.
Reference Data --recommended values of the fundamental constants,
guidelines for expressing measurement uncertainty, and a tutorial
on SI--the international systems of measurement units.
to NIST software programs available for free downloading, including
programs to help evaluate and test software, to model fire and smoke
plumes, and to allow personal computers to set their clocks to the
NIST atomic clock.
Reference Materials--reference artifacts characterized by NIST
for specific physical or chemical properties.
services--directly link a customer's measurement equipment to
national and international standards.
acceditation--third-party accreditation of public and private
laboratories based on evaluation of their technical qualifications
and competence to carry out specific calibrations or tests.
information--brief descriptions of a variety of NIST standards-related
facilities--A number of NIST's valuable R&D facilities are
available for use by U.S. organizations under agreed
upon conditions. For example, when an organization is working
cooperatively with NIST on a research project of mutual interest,
it generally has the same access to NIST R&D facilities as a
NIST researcher. In these types of arrangements, the research plan,
resource contributions, and facility use details are outlined in
the specific collaborative agreement.
Research Library--a number of NIST resources are available to
of International and Academic Affairs--assists foreign guest
researchers, coordinates short- term visits of foreign nationals,
serves as the focal point for NIST's cooperation with academic institutions.
research program--provides two-year temporary appointments to
NIST for 50 outstanding scientists and engineers chosen annually
through a national competition administered by the National Research
Council of the National Academy of Sciences.
Guest Research Association
opportunities at NIST
information--directions to NIST, information on local restaurants
See also: What
NIST Does, Work with Us, Products
and Services, A-Z Subject Index,
How to Contact NIST, NIST
Last updated: 11/14/03