Standards Development

Standards Development Process Overview

Requests for new standards or changes to DirectTrust standards begin with completion of a Standard Proposal Request. The Standards Proposal Request shall be submitted to standards@directtrust.org

After the request for development of a formal standard is reviewed and approved by the DirectTrust Standards Board, a formal notification is sent to ANSI to initiate formal work on the project. The request is subject to public review and comments.

Upon completion of the technical standard, the workgroup will respond to or resolve all comments and call for a vote. After a final approval vote from the workgroup, the DirectTrust Standards Board will review the procedures undertaken to develop the standard prior to submission to ANSI as an American National Standard.

 The submitted standard will be subject to a period of public review and comments to be addressed by the workgroup. Any technical changes made to the standard will result in an additional public review period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is ANSI?

ANSI oversees the creation, promulgation and use of thousands of norms and guidelines that directly impact businesses in nearly every sector. Comprised of Government agencies, Organizations, Companies, Academic and International bodies, and individuals, ANSI represents the interests of more than 125,000 companies and 3.5 million professionals. ANSI is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). ANSI is also a member of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).

What is a Standards development organization?

A Standards development organization’s primary activities are developing, coordinating, promulgating, revising, amending, reissuing, interpreting, or otherwise producing technical standards that are intended to address the needs of a group of affected adopters.

Why do standards matter?

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Do I have to be a member of DirectTrust to participate in standard development?

Membership with DirectTrust includes participation in standards development activities. However, organizations have the option to join DirectTrust Standards without becoming members of DirectTrust.

Why do standards matter?
What is ANSI?

The American National Standards Institute, ANSI, is a private non-profit organization that oversees the development of voluntary consensus standards for products, services, processes, systems, and personnel in the United States. More about ANSI can be found at https://www.ansi.org/

What is a Standards development organization?

A Standards development organization’s primary activities are developing, coordinating, promulgating, revising, amending, reissuing, interpreting, or otherwise producing technical standards that are intended to address the needs of a group of affected adopters.

Do I have to be a member of DirectTrust to participate in the Standards development?

No, you do not need to be a member of DirectTrust to participate. On the membership form, please choose the membership level with “Standards Only” as the label.

DirectTrust Member fees and DirectTrust Standards Participant fees can be found here: https://standards.directtrust.org/standard-development-fees/

 

Why should I join DirectTrust?

Membership benefits include:

  • Opportunities to influence and shape the DirectTrust Trust Framework;
  • Access to DirectTrust deliverables and intellectual property, as well as participation in workgroups;
  • Insight into the work being done by your colleagues in the community;
  • Discounted access to DirectTrust products, notably the accreditation process;
  • Up to date information about the continually evolving regulatory environment

DirectTrust Member fees and DirectTrust Standards Participant fees can be found here: https://standards.directtrust.org/standard-development-fees/

Still have questions?

Contact us at standards@directtrust.org or by using the form below.