Membership of an NSAI committees is open to person(s)/organisation(s) representing national stakeholder interests such as industry, government, education and research, trade associations, consumers, societal, labour and others. Membership of an NSAI Committee is also open to technical experts when considered appropriate.
NSAI manages committee work via an online platform (web based) for document storage and communication with members.
NSAI can nominate national experts to participate in European and/or International standards committees. NSAI does not provide funding to attend these standards meetings. Experts wishing to engage in European or international standards work do so at their own expense. Membership of any committee is at the discretion of NSAI. NSAI may at any time terminate the membership of all or any of the members of committees.
An unsuccessful applicant can appeal the decision through the NSAI appeals procedure.
Responsibilites of Members of NSAI Committees, Delegates and Experts
- Members are expected to advise and assist NSAI on the technical content of standards.
- Members are expected to prepare for and attend meetings and provide comments and submissions on active projects being developed.
- Members are expected to use the online platform (web based) for accessing documents related to the NSAI Committee.
- A person applying for membership on behalf of an organization shall undertake to represent its viewpoint on issues discussed and act as a channel for consultation and communication with that organization.
- Persons for membership of Regional (CEN/CLC) or International committees (ISO/IEC), when participating at those meetings shall be aware of the national brief/position. Members are required to provide reports on attending those meetings.
- NSAI Committee members may refer to their membership (including Chairmanship) when writing articles or giving lectures or papers. However, they may not state views purporting to be those of the NSAI Committee, regional or international committees unless those views have been approved by the NSAI and/or NSAI Committee.
- Members of the an NSAI Committee shall maintain the confidentiality of the Committee's work.
- Members shall behave at all times ethically and respectful of others, in such a way as to contribute positively to standards development work they are participating in. They shall be aware and comply with the relevant rules, regulations and codes of conduct.
- Members should be aware that records of NSAI committees may be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act and that membership may be disclosed, for example in annual reports.
- Members shall not communicate with the media on matters concerning the internal affairs of a Committee without expressed permission of NSAI.
- Members shall be aware that their obligations on standards developers (members of a Committee) in relation to competition law, copyright, data protection and technical barriers to trade. For further information guidance is available from ISO, IEC and CEN / CENELEC
- ISO Membership Manual
- ISO Member Data Protection Policy
- The Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT)
- Competition Law Guidelines for Participants in the ISO Standads Development Process