This guide contains information about standards and protocols available at Caltech, as well as more general information including how to locate ones to which we do not have access.
Standards are experimental instructions or thresholds issued by organizations that develop them in order to meet needs of a community. They are primarily used in engineering and consumer product applications.
Protocols are experimental procedures usually designed to standardize a laboratory procedures. Protocols are written and published by many different researchers and organizations. They are heavily used in the biological sciences.