Support for ISOlutions members during Member Commenting
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Member Commenting process overview
OSD is built to suit diverse members' needs and processes. As such, members can decide to either use the full capability of the platform and comments directly in the OSD or to continue gathering comments using the usual ISO/IEC Commenting template. Regardless of the option chosen by members to collect national comments, all members must submit their national comments in the Online Document before the CD Consultation closes.
Level of engagement to collect national comments
Option A: National commenting in OSD
- New OSD platform features used to gather national comments, consolidate comments and submit comments to ISO.
Option B: Upload national comments from ISO/IEC commenting file
- National comments gathered using the current ISO/IEC Commenting template and consolidated commenting file uploaded to the OSD platform.
For more information on the different options of participation to the OSD Member Commenting view the article: Member Commenting - getting started
Automatic dissemination of Online Document with National Balloting (NEB)
ISOlutions members can choose their level of engagement for member commenting in OSD as any other member. However, ISOlutions members using National Ballot (NEB) benefit from the easy dissemination process of the Online Document to the NMCs via the NPOS ballot.
Warning - ISOlutions members using NEB which do not want to use the National Online Commenting (option A)
For NMCs that do not want to use the National Online Commenting process (option A), the National Secretary needs to follow the steps below before the NPOS ballot opens:
1. Download the Word version of the document and save it as pdf
2. Remove the Online Document link and add the pdf version in the reference document section
3. Informe the NMCs' members that commenting is done via the ISO/IEC Commenting Template
For more information on the above steps, please view the article Option B: Upload national comments from ISO/IEC commenting file
Direct access by National Mirror Committees (NMC) members to online document
Permissions to access the Online CD draft are driven by the role of users in the National Mirror Committees (NMCs) related to the ISO committee launching the CD consultation.
Default permissions for NMCs members
The below table summarizes the default permissions in OSD for the NMCs members
|National role (NMC)||Permission in Online Document (OSD)|
| National Secretary and support team
| Responsible to consolidate national comments and submit national comments to ISO
Accept/Reject national comments
| National Committee Member
| Can provide comments in the Online Draft
Can see other National Committee Members / Observers comments
Can support other National Committee Members / Observers comments
If more than one NMC is link to an ISO committee, National Committee Members / Observers can view comments from all NMCs.
Example of an ISO committee with related NMCs in the Global Directory
In the below example, the NSB has 3 NMCS related to the ISO/TC 34 committee. When a CD consultation opens for ISO/TC 34, the National Committee Members / Observers of NSB/TC 1, NSB/TC 2 and NSB/TC 3 will be able to provide comments online in the document. The National Secretaries of the 3 NMCs will then need to coordinate to consolidate the national comments and submit all relevant comments to ISO.