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Biomedical Engineering

Freely Available Standards - COVID 19

Many standard development organizations (SDOs) have made medical device supply and personal protective equipment standards freely available in response to the global health crisis. The following list  will be updated weekly. 

AAMI - Includes standards for masks, gowns, gloves, ventilators and sterilization.  https://www.aami.org/news-resources/aami-coronavirus-updates/coronavirus-resources-for-the-field

ANSI - Expanding their standard portal, ANSI has opened up relevant IEC standards in a read-only format for the duration of the crisis. To access the portal, users must accept the license agreement and register. Once registered, users can return to the portal via https://asc.ansi.org

CSA - To access CSA freely available standards, create an account at CSA Communities and select the "View Standards." option. https://www.csagroup.org/news/covid-19-response-standards-handbooks/

IEEE - Access to content in the IEEE collection will remain free for the duration of the global health crisis, with additional rights for all types of reuse, including full text and data mining, and analysis. https://innovate.ieee.org/covid-19_related_research/

ISO - Is providing free access in a read-only format for standards related to protective gloves, lung ventilators, medical devices, protective clothing, medical electrical equipment, respiratory protective devices and more: https://www.iso.org/covid19

 

For other standards please refer to the pages in this guide. UBC Library maintains a standards collection on the Techstreet platform and can add additional standards to this collection. If you do not find what you are looking for here, contact one of the librarians under the Getting Started page. 

CSA Standards

UBC Library provides access to a custom collection of CSA standards through Techstreet, a standards aggregator 

Connect to Techstreet 

You will know you are connected to Techstreet as the UBC logo appears on the page. 

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Looking for more CSA standards?

Many CSA standards are available in the CCOHS database (Legislation section): http://resources.library.ubc.ca/page.php?id=144 

Some additional standards are available through the CSA Community Group (registration required): https://community.csagroup.org/welcome 

The Library has also purchased individual print copies of some CSA standards that can be found under the Canadian Standards Association in the library catalogue. 

If you are unable to find what you're looking for, please contact one of the librarians under Research Help in this guide. 

Additional Standards

IEEE Standards Education Grants

IEEE offers grants for graduate and undergraduate design projects which make use of standards. Grants are $500, given four times per year, and include publication of a paper on the IEEE website.