| The standards of the InterNational Committee for Information
Technology Standards (INCITS) are developed by groups of experts who operate
as Technical Committees (TCs). The TCs operate under the procedures of INCITS,
and INCITS in turn is accredited by the American National Standards Institute
(ANSI). ANSI also represents the United
States within the Joint Technical Committee 1 (Information Technology) of
the International Standards Organization and International Electrotechnical
Commission (ISO/IEC JTC 1). The TCs act as the US Technical Advisory Groups
(TAGs) to Subcommittees and Working Groups of JTC 1. Some of the TCs also
act as the US Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) to Technical Committees within
Why should organizations become members of a technical committee?
Which organizations can be members?
- To ensure that INCITS standards and any equivalent international
standards meet industry requirements and are created in a timely and efficient
- Only designated representatives of member organizations can cast
How does an organization become a member of the INCITS Executive
- Voting membership is open to organizations directly and materially
affected by this work and are willing to participate regularly and pay the
designated service fee.
- In order to be in the voting member category, consultant organizations
shall have to declare that their participation is not being funded by any
organization already having voting membership.
- Organizations which are not domiciled in the U.S. can become
members of the technical committee, but when the TC is dealing with questions
establishing the U.S. position on an international matter, participation
and /or voting is limited to representatives of U.S. domiciled organizations.
- An organization with voting membership shall appoint one and
only one principal representative and may appoint one or more alternate representatives.
How does an organization become a member of an INCITS Technical
Committee, Task Group or Study Group?
- Membership on the INCITS Executive Board shall be by correspondence
to the INCITS Secretariat. Please contact Jennifer Garner for additional requirments
How is membership lost?
- A representative of a prospective voting member shall attend
at least one meeting of the TC, TG, or SG. A representative shall attend
the first of these meetings as an observer and reaffirm interest in the work
of the TC, TG, or SG.
- Membership becomes effective with attendance at one of the next
two successive meetings and receipt by the Secretariat of applicable fees
for the membership year, at which time voting privileges begin. (Advisory
members have no voting privileges, but may participate in the business of
the meeting. Attendance at ad hoc meetings does not count towards membership.)
- Prospective TC, TG
or SG members should complete the online participation request form.
When voting membership is terminated the representatives of an organization
will no longer have voting rights if the appropriate dues have been paid.
An organization that has had its voting membership terminated shall re-establish
membership in accordance with the rules for obtaining membership above. If
this membership is re-established within the same billing period and the
organization has paid its fee, no new service fee will be accessed.
- The principal and all alternate representative(s) or an organization
shall be warned upon failure of the organization to:
- attend two out of three successive meetings, in which case
the membership shall be terminated if not represented at the next meeting;
(Attendance is determined by the names on the attendance
sheet, which in turn is recorded in the plenary minutes.), or
- return two out of three successive non accelerated letter
ballots if the next non accelerated letter ballot (identified by LB number)
after the warning is not returned,
- An organization fails to perform the above actions when none
of the organization's representatives perform the actions.
- The voting membership shall be canceled by the INCITS Secretariat
for failure to pay appropriate service fees within the time specified by
the INCITS Secretariat.
How are memberships in the TC and the TGs related?
Memberships in the TC and the TGs are essentially separate in
Billing is separate for each membership for technical committees, task groups
and study groups.
- An organization is required to separately qualify and apply
for membership in each group
- An organization can nominate separate Principal and Alternate
representatives for each group if necessary
- An organizations membership in each group can be lost separately
This is currently interpreted as applying to principal and alternate
Note: This information sheet is not a replacement for the INCITS/RD-1 or INCITS/RD-2.