Discover the new code of practice on standardization for researchers

The European Commission has published a new Code of Practice on standardization for researchers. The Code provides a set of recommendations to beneficiaries of public-funded research and innovation programmes on how to valorise project results through standardization. The recommendations also target universities and public research organizations, policymakers, and standard development organizations (SDOs).

The Code builds on the findings of a scoping study that identified elements of good practice for researchers dealing with standardization in the context of research projects funded by Horizon 2020. Several research projects nominated to CEN-CENELEC’s Standards + Innovation Awards were consulted for the development of the Code of Practice.


The European Commission's DG RTD will launch a communication campaign in the coming weeks, with the aim to raise awareness on the new guiding principles for knowledge valorisation and to promote the two newly published codes of practices (Code of practice on the management of intellectual assets and Code of practice on standardization for researchers). The awareness raising campaign will run for a period of 18 months, starting in spring 2023.


CEN and CENELEC welcome the publication of the Code of Practice, and reaffirm their commitment to enhancing the links between standardization and research, as manifested in their Strategy 2030.


Therefore, they are ready to support the campaign and continue to promote the role of standards in promoting knowledge valorisation within the European research and innovation landscape.


As part of the awareness-raising campaign, the European Commission will hold a Tour des Capitales, which begins its first stop in Prague, Czech Republic on 18 April 2023. The next events will be in Vilnius, Lithuania on 6 June and in Madrid, Spain on 13 June. More information are available on the dedicated webpage.


More information on CEN and CENELEC’s work on innovation and research is available here.


Discover Stefano CALZOLARI intervention during the conference:




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