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Help for Standards Developers

Standards Development and Education Committee Developer Help

Help for Standards Developers

IEEE Standards recently announced that a new section was added to the IEEE Standards web site. Titled “IEEE Standards Process at a Glance,” this area is designed to help guide new working group chairs and other standards developers through the sometimes complex IEEE standards development process. This new tool provides a series of hyperlinks to the official rules and policies, support documents, FAQs, forms, and other materials that can aid volunteers as they develop and maintain IEEE Standards. For ease of use, this new section has been organized according to the chronology of the standards process [Getting Started (the PAR); Writing the Draft; Balloting; and Approval of the Standard (RevCom)].  IEEE Standards hopes you will find this a welcome and useful tool. 

Should you have questions or comments concerning this material, please contact your IEEE Standards Staff Liaison (

Required reading for all participants in the development of IEEE standards:

Copyright and Patents


Draft Development

Required reading for Sponsor and Working Group officers:

Project Authorization Request

Sponsor Balloting

Submitting a draft standard for approval

Optional reading for all participants: