IEEE is a focal point for various technologies and is willing to share its expertise with standards developers worldwide. One method for doing this is through adoption. Adoption of IEEE standards by national, regional, and international standards organizations is encouraged. This adoption is a formal process that may include a reciprocal agreement between IEEE and the organization adopting the IEEE standard.
The process for the adoption of an IEEE Standard or non-IEEE Standard can be found in the IEEE SA Standards Board Operations Manual, subclause 5.6.1.