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Standards Development Process Overview

Standards Development Process

Draft Development ​& Approval

To avoid delays, ensure that you:

  • Structure and draft the standard using templates provided by SPRING Singapore
  • Obtain the copyright of any materials included in the standard*
  • Use international standards directly, wherever possible
  • Adopt or adapt international standards or overseas national standards where suitable for local use and justify any deviations from the international standards or overseas national standards
  • In the absence of any relevant international standards or overseas national standards, base the standard on industry practices, collection of necessary information and/or results of research and investigations

The draft standard will be approved by the relevant Technical Committee or Standards Committee prior to public comment. It will be approved or endorsed by the Standards Committee either during or after public comment.

Copyright of Standards

The copyright of Singapore Standards (SS) and Technical References (TR) belongs to SPRING Singapore. No part of any SS or TR may be reproduced or utilised in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and microfilming, without permission in writing from SPRING Singapore. 

Read ISO and IEC's 'Copyright, Standards and the Internet' (pdf, 640KB) to understand how users of ISO and IEC international standardsand their national versions can readily access standards without infringing copyright.

Concerned about copyright? Ask us! contact the SPRING Standards Division.

SPRING Singapore 
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Tel: (65) 6279 1805 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Public Comment

Items released for public comment are meant to notify and/or gather feedback or comment from the industry of new developments of standards or draft standards. These include:

  • A new work item
  • Initiation to review an existing Standard
  • Draft of new and revised standard
  • Draft amendments
  • Withdrawal of a Standard

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Last Updated on : 14 Aug 2015