The American National Standards Institute Nanotechnology Standards Panel (ANSI-NSP) was created in 2004 to promote development of standards on nanotechnology.
In July 2013, ANSI-NSP introduced a database that will provide information and resources about nanomaterials and nanotechnology. The purpose of the database is to make available information about existing and in-development guidance documents, best practices, reference materials, and standards in order to further the responsible development and commercialization of nanotechnology.
ANSI-NSP is encouraging standards developing organizations, government bodies and other organizations to contribute information about their current and in-progress documents and standards. The database will not directly include the nanotechnology documents, but provides a free resource to search the information.
The database can be searched by issue area and industry, and is searchable by keyword. Organizations such as American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and Organization of Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) have all contributed to the database.
The database can be accessed at: http://nanostandards.ansi.org/tiki-index.php. Organizations can also register or submit information about relevant documents