The 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.
ICS Consensus Statement or ICS Guidelines
A 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
Prepared by an ICS committee, the end result of the endeavour could be one of the following but is not limited to:
- Factsheet for professionals or patients
- Chapter in a book
ICS Education 3-Part Module
The ICS Education Module represents the gold standard for ICS. The module includes a 3-part format:
- Official ICS-consensus PowerPoint available for download
- A studio-quality video (hosted on the ICS website) and
- A peer-reviewed published article published in Continence
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.
ICS 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.
Prepared by a committee, working group or individual to write a book for full publication on behalf of the ICS.
Any content which is considered an ICS news article.