Standardization in the field of laboratory design including site selection, design of space and integration of services with the objective to provide functional, safe, energy efficient and sustainable laboratories considering the health and wellbeing of laboratory users, environmental impact, the practical division of experimental and support areas and layouts plus model selection of integrated laboratory equipment.

It includes standardization of apparatus and devices for personnel safety, health, environmental protection, and energy saving that are an integral part of the laboratory.

Standardization of devices and furniture for laboratory purposes, with respect to principles of construction, performance, dimensions and testing are covered by ISO/TC 48 and are excluded from the scope of ISO/TC 336.


• ISO/TC 48 (Laboratory equipment);

• ISO/TC 212 (Clinical laboratory testing and in vitro diagnostic test systems);

• CASCO; • IEC/TC 66 (Safety of measuring control and laboratory equipment);

• ISO/TC 209 (Clean rooms).

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ISO standard under development *

Participating members
Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 336/TF 1   Laboratory design roadmap Working group
ISO/TC 336/WG 1   Terms and definitions Working group
Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 336

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 336:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 43/SC 2 Building acoustics ISO
ISO/TC 48 Laboratory equipment ISO


Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 336

ISO/TC 336 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
IEC/TC 66 Safety of measuring, control and laboratory equipment IEC
ISO/TC 48 Laboratory equipment ISO
ISO/TC 209 Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments ISO
ISO/TC 212 Clinical laboratory testing and in vitro diagnostic test systems ISO


Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)
Acronym Title Category
UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organization A

ISO/TC 336 - Secretariat

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