Before submitting a proposal
To submit proposals for EDCS entries:
* A qualified organization is one of the following:
Note: user signups, logins, and submissions are not currently implemented on this demonstration site.
Login information will be required before a proposal submission can be completed. A designated individual may request a user name and password by filling out the User Registration Form. If you are not a designated individual from a qualified organization but wish to submit EDCS entries, please contact your national standards body or the appropriate qualified organization (see above) with which you are affiliated.
After submission you will be notified via e-mail if your proposal has been accepted for review. Proposals that do not meet the criteria listed above will not be forwarded for review and will be returned to the submitter. During the review process, the submitter may be contacted for additional information or clarifications about a given submission. If a proposed entry is rejected at any stage of review and approval, an explanation of the reasons for rejection will accompany the rejection notice. Please note that notification of acceptance for review does not mean the proposal has been approved.
The quarterly deadlines for submission of proposals are: 1 March, 1 June, 1 September, and 1 December. The registry is also updated on these dates. Approved entries will be added to the register prior to the deadline for the next quarterly review. Therefore, as an example, any proposed entry submitted between 2 June and 31 August, if approved, will be added to the registry on 1 December.
Depending on the number and complexity of proposed entries (such as large batch submissions) and the current workload, the review and approval process may take longer than the normal quarterly update. If this is the case, the submitter will be notified.
Content of proposed entries
ISO/IEC 18025, clause 10, specifies dictionary-specific rules and guidelines that shall be followed in preparing proposed entries. You can also review these dictionary-specific guidelines from the links in the online submission pages. It is the submitter's responsibility to ensure the proposed entries meet the rules and guidelines specified in the EDCS standard. Proposals that do not meet the rules and guidelines will be rejected.
In addition, proposal development must include the following steps:
Failure to comply with the above criteria will result in rejection of your proposal.
Submission of proposals
Note: submissions are not yet implemented on this demonstration site.
Individual entries may be submitted online by filling out the appropriate form:
Batch entries can be submitted by downloading a Microsoft® Excel template file, filling it out offline, and submitting the completed template:
Currently the EDCS default profile is the only profile. Proposals for additional profiles can be submitted by downloading a Microsoft® Excel template file, filling it out offline, and submitting the completed template: