Standardinform took part in the online conference "Machine-readable standards: prospects for application in industry" on February 25, 2021.
The event was organized by Rosstandart, RSPP Committee on Technical Regulation, Standardization and Conformity Assessment and the Kodeks Consortium.
During the conference representatives of the industry and scientific community exchanged opinions on the ways of solving current problems of technical regulation digitalization, prospects of using machine readable format of normative documentation, processes of development of machine readable law technologies and practical experience in implementing machine readable standards.
Konstantin V. Leonidov, Acting General Director of Standardinform made a presentation "National standards in machine-readable format using extensible structural markup (XML)".
Konstantin V. Leonidov briefly outlined the main activities of Standardinform as the operator of the Federal Information Fund of standards and noted new trends in development associated with the adoption in 2020 of two fundamental national standards: GOST R 1.1-2020, Standardization in the Russian Federation. Technical committees for standardization and project technical committees for standardization. Rules of organization and function, and GOST R 1.2-2020, Standardization in Russian Federation. National Standards of Russian Federation. Instructions for development, taking over, revision, correction and cancellation.
These trends, in particular, were the creation and development of the Institute of curators of technical committees on standardization (TC), the obligation of the TC to create and maintain promising standardization programs, as well as assignment to the TC of the profile fund of standards.
Konstantin V. Leonidov cited the statistical data on the transfer of the documents of the Federal Information Fund of standards not older than 1992 in machine-readable format XML.
There are 11738 standards translated into machine-readable format as of January 1, 2021, which is 53.4% of the total amount of the Fund's documents.
Konstantin V. Leonidov, noting the significant volume of existing documents older than 1992, proposed to force the actualization of standards in certain areas of industry.
"Guiding documents stipulate revision of standards by technical committees at least once every five years. For some documents this term should be adjusted, since the development of certain sectors of the economy, in particular the IT sphere, is calculated not in five years, but in years and months. And it is unlikely that revision of such standards even in three years can be relevant," - said Konstantin V. Leonidov.
According to the speaker, the question remains open about the entry of technical specifications (TS) and standards of organizations (STO) to the Federal Fund of Standards, which is provided by the law on standardization.
"These documents must undergo a review of compliance with the requirements of legislation, regulations and industry. However, several years after adoption to the Fund, the relevant documents in the field of procurement, control and supervisory activities may become obsolete. It is necessary to develop mechanisms for inclusion of such specifications and STO for a certain period of time", - said Konstantin V. Leonidov.
Digitization of the Fund's documents will contribute to solving the issues related to accreditation, actualization of product requirements and provision of the industry with testing equipment, standard samples and standards.