A technical standard represents the state of technology as determined in a consensus-based process organized by a standards body. Standards lay down general and/or detailed specifications for products, procedures and services alike. In Germany the acknowledged national standards body is the DIN, the German Institute for Standardization, which also represents German interests in European and international standards organisations, e.g. in European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and in International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
FNR contact person: Birger Kerckow