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Suggest an Idea for a New Standard

Suggest an idea for a new standard

If you know of an area or aspect of your industry that would benefit from standardization and have an idea for a new standard, you can submit a proposal to us through our New Proposal System. Simply [Log in] or [Register], click on the Suggest a New Standard button on the toolbar at the top of the page, fill out the online form and click on the submit button at the end.

BSI welcomes all suggestions and every proposal that we receive online will be considered by a panel of experts. At this stage your suggested proposal will only be visible to BSI staff and experts. You might be contacted if clarification is needed regarding your submission or to enquire whether you would be interested in further involvement with the proposal. If considered suitable, your suggestion could be used as the basis for a formal standardization proposal for a British Standard, international or European standard, or Publicly Available Specification (PAS). If this proposal is accepted, it will go on to be developed by a BSI technical committee and become a published standard.

Please note that not all suggestions become standards or formal standardization proposals.

Before submitting a proposal for a new standard

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Is it a product, service or process that needs to be standardized?
  • Why is the standard necessary?
  • For which industry(ies) is it relevant and specifically, who would use the standard?
  • Which trade associations or industry bodies should be involved in its development?
  • Are there currently any relevant standards or is there any relevant existing good practice guidance within the industry?
  • Are there any IPR or patent related issued related to this idea?

 What happens after your idea is submitted

Every proposal we receive online is considered by BSI's team of Standards Publishing Managers. We'll be thinking about what kind of standard might be suitable and whether there is already work in this area. We'll consult our panels of experts and relevant stakeholders. You might be contacted if we need some more background information. This process can take some time as we do our best to consider all suggestions thoroughly.

Not all suggestions become standards or formal standardization proposals. Those suggestions that are progressed could be used as the basis for a formal standardization proposal for a British Standard, international or European standard, or Publicly Available Specification (PAS). If this proposal is accepted, it will go on to be developed by a BSI technical committee and become a published standard.

For information regarding standards and the different types of standard published by BSI, visit www.bsigroup.com.

 

 

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