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Biomedical Engineering

Where's the Standard?

If you can't locate a standard in one of our online collections or QCAT, try the following search engines.

Major Standards Collections

Queen's subscribes to several standards collections of interest to biomedical engineers. Make sure to also check QCAT for standards published by other organizations.

CSA Requirements

  • Internet Explorer is the recommended browser for accessing CSA standards.
  • If you're using your personal computer or laptop, please make sure that the FileOpen plug-in for Adobe Acrobat Reader is installed. You can download it from
  • If you experience problems after upgrading to Adobe XI and reinstalling FileOpen, 1) run the removal tool from; and 2) install via the .exe, preferably the 0926 version, which is located at
  • The CSA Library is slow compared to other databases. When you open a PDF document, please wait until the document is fully loaded and visible. This can take 1-2 minutes.