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See below for Standardization News articles that provide helpful hints for and discussion of various aspects of developing standards in ASTM International, including the regular statistics column DataPoints and PlainTalk by ASTM President James A. Thomas.

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Partnering to Meet Standards Goals

When responding to standards needs, ASTM International welcomes the opportunity to partner with other industry, trade or research groups. ...


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Strategic Standards Management for an Academic Audience

Sandards are boring and should just be left to standards developers.... READ MORE »

The Bridge

Where will we find the next generation of technical experts? That question is deliberated in standar... READ MORE »

Quantile Estimation

Q. Which method of quantile estimation should be used? ... READ MORE »

Collaborating for Consensus

Partnering is an important strategy for 21st century business and government. Bringing multiple stak... READ MORE »

Preparing Tomorrow’s Work Force Today

The education of students pursuing careers in STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathemat... READ MORE »

How Normal is Normal?

How can I determine if my data comes from a normal distribution?... READ MORE »

Of SI and Standards

Whether current versions of time-honored standards such as specifications for steel tee rails and ce... READ MORE »

It's What We Do

ASTM International standards are synonymous with quality and relevance. We know that. And we know th... READ MORE »

ASTM Technical Journals

Whether a paper addresses epoxy resin or self-consolidating concrete, unsaturated soils or ballistic... READ MORE »

E-Materials Data

Given that today the Internet allows you to find virtually any kind of information on virtually any ... READ MORE »