Standards Development How-to



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So Moved!

Motions — an essential part of the consensus process — support many aspects of technical committee business. Only members can make a motion regarding...more


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Helping Your Standards Development Work Better

ASTM International offers its members many tools and services. Here’s a look at some of the most useful – and fundamental.
Regs — Or, Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees (aka The Regs ), provides a set of rules to ensure consensus standards development in...more


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An Updated Meetings System

Coming soon: Committee Week meetings will soon debut revamped online and on-site registration plus an upgraded smartphone meetings app.
The meeting event page and registration process will have: A consolidated search for meetings and symposia information and new event registration...more


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Collaboration Areas, Enhanced

A collaboration area is your online forum for a specific standards activity. The collaboration area gives you and your task group a dedicated area...more


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Member Jargon

ASTM International committees use certain expressions to describe their work. Here are some you’ll likely encounter.
Ballot: Could be task group (though always informal at this stage), sub, or main (all defined below) as a new or revised standard goes through the...more


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Training to Support Your ASTM Work

Need more information about a committee role or the standards process? If you have a specific question (or a few), contact your staff manager. To...more


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How to Participate

As a committee member, your participation drives the standards development process. Your knowledge and experience help to create useful standards of...more


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How to Elect Committee Officers

2019 is a year for electing committee officers: chairman, vice chairman/chairmen, membership secretary, and recording secretary. Subcommittee...more


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ASTM Standards and Voting

You can vote. And you should. As an ASTM International member you are entitled — as stated in the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees —...more


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The Robert’s Rules Tool

Fairness. Productivity. Efficiency. These are universal goals for meeting outcomes in offices and conference rooms around the world. One tried-and-...more

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