Objectives: Work package 1: review of current international methodological handbooks and guidelines

Define the concept of standard in statistics, in particular to standard corresponding to "statistical methods". Apply these definitions, in order to find out for each of six selected methdolological handbooks which parts can be considered to be standards, and which are rather to be classified as guidance.

Work package 2: description of the process of adopting and implementing other international standards

Systemise standards other than statistical methods and examine issues in the adoption of standards. Consider if the standardisation process should depend on the type of standard.

Work package 3: reflection on future work

Make suggestions to the future work on standardisation, especially to the sponsorship on standardisation.

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