Learn how to write standards and submit your draft using our templates and model.


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Drafting standards FAQ [PDF]
Frequently asked questions about aspects of drafting.

Best practices for vocabularies and terminologies [PDF]
Tips for preparing your draft.

ISO templates
Submit your draft using these Word and drawing templates.

Guidelines for the submission of text and graphics to ISO/CS [PDF]
Tips for submitting documents that contain tables, graphics and mathematical formulae.

Guidance on legal statements in ISO standards [PDF]
Tips for preparing your draft.

ISO House Style
Guidelines on the language, formatting and presentation of ISO documents.

ISO Drafting Made Efficient [PDF]
How to draft ISO documents efficiently, making them easier to read and implement.

DRG Directives [PDF]
Guidelines for the production of drawing files.


How to write standards - Tips for standards writers
This document is for people wanting to write clear, concise and user-friendly ISO International Standards and other Publications.
Model document of an International Standard - Rice model
This is a model document of an International Standard demonstrating a simple application of the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2, with accompanying explanations and information about the content.
Model document of an Amendment - Rice model amendment
This is a model Amendment to an International Standard, to be used with the "Rice model".