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Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are the main route for communicating and consulting stakeholders. They are standing groups of people who have a general interest in the development and adoption of standards. Members review draft documents before approval. The SIGs identify needs for standards, and also help to identify members for standards working groups set up to consider a specific area. The groups meet as needed, the following SIGs operate:

  • Development and implementation: supports the development and implementation of standards in the ISB work plan by: considering issues related to the work items and flagging implementation coordination and best practice issues.

  • Identity management: supports the development of standards in the specialist areas of identification, data matching and authentication.

  • Architecture: deals with architecture and structural issues within the underlying data model as and when there are issues to be resolved.

  • Standards working groups: focus on a specific standard or set of standards and include individuals with an interest in the application of standards to a business purpose. They provide the link between the business and standards development to ensure that end user requirements are captured and that associated benefits are realised. Involvement could involve being interviewed and/ or reviewing draft documents before approval. Once the work on the standard is complete, the working group is closed.

To find out more about these groups please contact us.