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Understanding the consensus process and best practices for standards development, including online tools, is important, and that’s the reason training is available. To get started, mark your calendar for the Virtual Officers’ Training Workshop in... more
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Terminology is an essential part of creating ASTM standards, and the Terminology Dictionary aids this work.
ASTM’s Blue Book, Form and Style for ASTM Standards states that all technical standards should include a terminology section. The requirement advises you to “keep it simple” and use a dictionary definition when possible, but putting a small glossary... more
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Pre-Ballot Draft Document Development
“My ASTM” — your gateway to participating online as an ASTM International member — now makes it easier to work with your task group in developing draft standards before they go to ballot. The tool is the ASTM task group collaboration area, which is... more
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Writing a new standard presents many challenges, and sometimes, just figuring out which type of standard it should be is Challenge #1. There are six different kinds of ASTM standards… which one are you writing? To help organize your thinking about... more
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Enrich Your Committee Work
Does your ASTM committee want to: Gather information for a possible new area of work or a standard already underway? Exchange technical information? Encourage new members and networking? Provide a forum for technical discussion? If you’ve answered... more

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