Standards are present everywhere, they make everyday life and work easier and safer. Their contribution is difficult to precisely determine and that is why research is conducted at the international level in order to determine the positive impact of standards on economic and social development.
Every year, the International Organization for Standardization ISO publishes a competition for young researchers, which promotes the implementation of research on the importance of standards. In this way, it is possible to spread awareness about the importance of applying standards and to transmit concrete evidence, created as a result of scientific research.
This year, the focus is on the theme "Standards and emerging technologies: risks, opportunities and governance challenges". Technological progress has been identified as one of the key influencing factors that has major implications for standardization. Future standards should support the rapid development of new technologies, as well as good management of those technologies.
Registration is done via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org until 16 June of this year, and it is necessary to submit a letter of motivation, a work biography and a research proposal. All relevant details can be found in the call for proposals, which can be found here: https://www.iso.org/files/live/sites/isoorg/files/about%20ISO/what_we_do/research_and_education/docs/ISO%20Research%20Grant%202023_request%20for%20research%20proposals.pdf.