Standards Development How-to



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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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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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