DIN itself does not develop standards. Rather, the institute fulfills a mandate from the Federal Republic of Germany. Its tasks are to bring together all stakeholders relevant to a topic and to represent German interests in European and international standardization.
Accordingly, a standard is a technical description that is accessible to everyone and is based on agreed results of science, practice and technology. A standard is approved by a recognized organization:
- at regional or national level, by the German Institute for Standardization (DIN)
- at European level by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), which is responsible for European Standards (EN)
- at international level, for example, by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) or the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
DIN EN ISO 14155 – Clinical investigation of medical devices
DIN EN ISO 14971 – risk management
DIN EN ISO 13485 – the requirements for the manufacture and placing on the market of medical devices