\nThe Standardisation Steering Committee establishes terminology and methodology in the ICS’s areas of activity in order to underpin professional standards of clinical management and research. Documents are to be of highest quality consensus, contemporary, engaging, and a valuable contribution to the academic wealth of the ICS and any other collaborating societies. Definitions should be accurate, concise and, unless there is good cause, consistent.\n
ICS Consensus Statement or ICS Guidelines
\nA Consensus paper will outline the general agreement related to (and not limited to) a procedure or treatment. This can be in the format of a guideline document or algorithm or general advice. A Consensus paper will often be produced where there is a lack of published evidence surrounding the technique or where there has been a general agreement or needs assessment to change the current published recommendations, or to create these if they do not exist.
ICS Committee Paper, Report, Project
\nPrepared by an ICS committee, the end result of the endeavour could be one of the following but is not limited to:
ICS Education 3-Part Module
\nThe ICS Education Module represents the gold standard for ICS. The module includes a 3-part format:
The outcome of these modules is that educators around the world, and ICS faculty, can download the ICS module and present this to their students/colleagues. Additionally, if people are unable to attend a course on the topic the video can serve as an excellent educational tool. The ICS Education Module has template guidelines to use when preparing PowerPoint slides.\n
\nICS white papers will typically be commissioned by the Board of Trustees or by ICS committees. A white paper is an article that sets out an organisation's position or philosophy about a social, political, or clinical subject, or a not-too-detailed technical explanation of an architecture, framework, or product technology. Typically, a white paper explains the results, conclusions, or construction resulting from an organised committee or research collaboration or design and development effort.
\nPrepared by a committee, working group or individual to write a book for full publication on behalf of the ICS.
\nAny content which is considered an ICS news article.