The Delft Institute for Research on Standardization (DIRoS) initiates and executes scientific research on standardization-related issues for public and private organizations.


  • Basic and applied research on standardization processes, strategies, mechanisms, impact, policies (e.g. research grant from Intel and chapter for the Handbook of Innovation and Standards on functional classification of standards and innovation effects)
  • Consultancy and policy analysis (e.g. Dutch Court of Audit)
  • Raising awareness and interest (e.g. Tales of Standardisation and Game development i.c.w. United Knowledge)
  • Publications – academic, policy reports and other (e.g. to stimulate public debate)
  • Education (e.g.  MOOCs, lectures, trainings, games and workshops)
  • Contributions towards the build-up of an academic standardization community (education and research; e.g. EURAS)


Contribute towards raising societal and policy awareness about and interest in the relevance, workings and consequences of standardization, and furthering scientific insight in this area.


Interdisciplinary, combining insights from different industries and societal sectors, technologies, practices and practitioners.


DIRoS currently focuses on the theme ‘standardization and innovation’ (ongoing work with dr. Roland Ortt and Arjan Widlak) and standards in care for the elderly. List of previous projects.


For more information, please contact dr. T.M. Egyedi, director-researcher of DIRoS (bio).