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Research into the Interactions of Standards With Policy and Regulation

Findings include that collaboration among standards setters is key to scaling good governance and supporting ambitious policy and regulation goals.

In this report

Researchers Professor Andrew Lang and Associate Professor Gregory Messenger studied the ecosystem of standardisation and found:

  • Quality and trust drive the integration of a standard into national regulatory landscapes.

  • Collaboration is key for a standard's success in regulation; conditions vary by sector.

  • National Standards Bodies should engage with other rule-setters to develop high-quality standards.

  • In emerging areas like net zero, National Standards Bodies can utilise their technical expertise.

  • Economic framing is crucial as regulatory levers shift incentives towards high integrity standards.

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