Standards Development How-to



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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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Your First Meeting ... Plus, Regs Corner on the Basics of Voting

Attending your first ASTM International meeting, or thinking about it? Welcome! To get important general information about meetings, which are open...more


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Collaboration Areas Enhanced

Online Member Workspace for Standards Development Upgraded
You may have noticed that your online collaboration areas got an upgrade. The new ASTM International Collaboration Areas are more useful and...more


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Exploring Ideas for New Standards

Like questions that should be asked, ideas for standards should be explored. Ideas for new standards come from “aha” moments — maybe as you unwind...more


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Products, Standards, and Certification

If the scope of your standard specification — existing or proposed — covers a product, consider certification for it. Certification, a kind of...more

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