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/SG 2   General principles of laboratory design Working group
    ISO/TC 336/SG 3   Mobile laboratory Working group
    ISO/TC 336/SG 4   Smart laboratory Working group
    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
    ISO/TC 324 Sharing economy 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 Medical laboratories and in vitro diagnostic 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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