Voluntary technical standards have a significant role in international exchange of products and services. They are used for safety and reliability, to support technical regulations, ensure interoperability, grow markets, address fast-moving and converging technologies, and more.
As a focal point for various technologies and as an organization willing to share expertise with standards developers worldwide, we encourage the adoption of IEEE standards. Adoption of IEEE standards can be done through the two options; the General Standards Adoption Program or a streamlined Adoption Program designed specifically for National Standards Bodies.
|General Standards Adoption||Streamlined Adoption for National Standards Bodies|
|Have direct contact with the IEEE SA Intellectual Property Rights team to assist and guide you||Have direct contact with an IEEE SA Regional Team member to assist and guide you|
|Applicable to all IEEE standards||Applicable to a specific set of standards in the National Standards Body Subscription|
|Agreement is negotiated on a case-by-case basis||Agreement is usually unilateral (terms are accepted as is)
National Body Agreement on Standards Adoption Template
|Can adopt standard as is, or with country-specific changes (CSCs); CSCs can only be made in front matter or annexes and are subject to review by IEEE||Can adopt as is or with country-specific changes (CSCs). If CSC are needed, they can be made only in front matter or annexes, or can be clearly indicated in-line without additional review of the CSCs by IEEE.|
|Country requests standards for review||Country reviews standards in a read-only online subscription.|
|Once a decision is made to enter into a National Standards Organization agreement with us, you will be requested to complete a form that will initiate the formal process.|
|After a decision is made to adopt an IEEE standard, a file that can be used for publication is requested.||After the decision is made to adopt IEEE standards, an editable file that can be used for publication is requested.|
|CSCs are provided to IEEE for review and IEEE will determine whether it will permit an adoption with CSCs.|
|Prior to publication, the final version is shared with IEEE for a compliance check (formatting, copyrights, compliance with the agreement).||Prior to publication, the final version is shared with IEEE for a compliance check (formatting, copyrights, identification of CSCs, compliance with the agreement).|
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