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The National 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 inquiries@nist.gov.

Measurement and standards research--brief descriptions of NIST Laboratories and links to their web sites.

Guide to NIST--brief information on current NIST projects with contact names.

Research/manufacturing partnerships--information on how to work with NIST on specific projects.

Funding opportunities--descriptions of grants available from NIST.

Databases--links to a number of NIST databases and data collections some of which can be downloaded for free; others must be purchased.

Physical Reference Data --recommended values of the fundamental constants, guidelines for expressing measurement uncertainty, and a tutorial on SI--the international systems of measurement units.

Software--links 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.

Standard Reference Materials--reference artifacts characterized by NIST for specific physical or chemical properties.

Calibration services--directly link a customer's measurement equipment to national and international standards.

Laboratory 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.

Standards information--brief descriptions of a variety of NIST standards-related activities.

Research 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.

NIST Research Library--a number of NIST resources are available to all researchers.

Office 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.

Postdoctoral 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

Employment opportunities at NIST

Visitor information--directions to NIST, information on local restaurants and hotels.

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Date created: 9/6/00
Last updated: 11/14/03
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