Data products developed and distributed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology span multiple disciplines of research and are widely used in research and development programs by industry and academia.
NIST's publicly available data sets showcase its committment to providing accurate, well-curated measurements of physical properties, exemplified by the Standard Reference Data program, as well as its committment to advancing basic research.
In accordance with U.S. Government Open Data Policy and the NIST Plan for providing public access to the results of federally funded research data, NIST maintains a publicly accessible listing of available data, the NIST Public Dataset List (json). Additionally, these data are assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) to increase the discovery and access to research output; these DOIs are registered with DataCite and provide globally unique persistent identifiers. The NIST Science Data Portal provides a user-friendly discovery and exploration tool for publically available datasets at NIST.
This portal is designed and developed with data.gov Project Open Data standards and principles. The portal software is hosted in the usnistgov github repository.