Term: Standards Developing Organization (SDO)

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Standards Developing Organizations (or SDO’s) include professional societies, industry and trade associations, and membership organizations that develop standards within their area of expertise. They may develop standards with their own members or in cooperation with other SDO’s and interested parties. SDO’s in the United States may choose to develop standards that are submitted to ANSI for approval as American National Standards (or ANS). They may also develop standards outside the ANSI accreditation and approval process.

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