Voluntary funding can be provided by ETSI Members and other Organizations, for the full amount of resources required by an STF or to complement the allocation from the ETSI budget (co-funding). The voluntary contribution may be partially or totally provided in the form of experts working free of charge. There must be a clear separation between the STF work and the normal delegate contribution to the TB (e.g. expert voluntary contribution must be under STF contract, with identified work sessions).
The Board must approve setting up the STF, even funding is provided on a fully voluntary basis. The ETSI Secretariat will negotiate the terms and conditions to collect voluntary funding. The STF with voluntary can be started only after the formal agreement (e.g. Letter of Intent) has been finalized.
For more information, contact the STF Manager: STFManager@etsi.org