DIN Standards

Standards deliverables

Standards work at DIN results in the publication of either a national standard, or a European Standard or International Standard adopted at national level. Their origin is indicated as follows:

DIN (plus number, e.g. DIN 4701)National standard that has been developed at national level only and is primarily of national interest. Although the numbering system is not officially classified, standards on the same subject sometimes have similar numbers.
DIN EN 71European Standard that has been adopted, unchanged, at national level and which has been developed by the one of the European standards organizations, CEN, CENELEC or ETSI.
DIN EN ISO 306European Standard that is identical to an International Standard (i.e. it was developed by ISO and adopted by CEN) and has been adopted, unchanged, at national level.
DIN ISO, DIN IEC or DIN ISO/IEC 720This is an International Standard, published by ISO, IEC or ISO and IEC jointly, which has been adopted, unchanged, at national level.

Other standards deliverables:

Some of the results of our work do not have the status of a "German Standard" because they have been drawn up according to a procedure that differs from that of full consensus standards. These are called "DIN Specifications", or DIN SPECs.


DIN SPEC (Prestandard) 1234

A DIN SPEC developed according to the prestandard procedure is the result of standards work that has not been published as a full DIN Standard due to certain reservations regarding its content, or because the development process has deviated from that for a full DIN Standard, or in consideration of the framework conditions of European standardization. In most cases, it can be expected that such a document will eventually be brought out as a full consensus standard, with any necessary modifications, and the DIN SPEC version will be withdrawn without replacement.


DIN SPEC (Technical Report) 1234

A DIN SPEC developed according to the Technical Report procedure is either a Technical Report developed at national level, or the adoption of an international Publicly Available Specification (PAS), or the adoption of an International Workshop Agreement, an informative IEC document (e.g. a TTA) or an international Guide.

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