A "skeleton document" is a pre-built deliverable, already laid out as required and containing essential titles and text blocks. It is the basis for your working document that can be used for any of the Microsoft Word® versions. All you need to do is supply the technical content.
It is important to choose the appropriate deliverable type (see below).
The step-by-step guide "Principles for drafting ETSI deliverables with the use of skeletons" will help you in drafting ETSI deliverables.
If you are working on a new version of an existing deliverable, you are strongly advised to download the latest published version in Word® format from the ETSI web site.
European Standard (EN)
EN (European Standard) is the formal output for standardization at the European level and shall be chosen when the document is intended to meet needs specific to Europe and requires transposition into national standards or when the drafting of the document is required under an EC/EFTA mandate. In a standardization project encompassing drafting of several or many deliverables, only those parts of the project that fulfill the above justification shall become ENs; the other parts shall become TSs, TRs or ESs, as pertinent. For emerging technologies, the output shall be directed to TSs until the provisions have become "stable" even if the above justification is fulfilled.
EN (European Standard) skeleton document (128 kb) last updated on 2019-01-29
EN Harmonised Standard
A harmonised standard is a European standard developed by a recognised European Standards Organisation: CEN, CENELEC or ETSI. It is created following a request from the European Commission to one of these organisations. Manufacturers, other economic operators, or conformity assessment bodies can use harmonised standards to demonstrate that products, services, or processes comply with relevant EU legislation.
EN HS under Directive skeleton document (143 kb) last updated on 2020-07-07
Under EC Regulation(s)
EN HS under EC Regulation skeleton document (143 kb) last updated on 2020-07-07
ETSI Standard (ES)
ES (ETSI Standard) shall be chosen when the document contains normative provisions and it is considered preferable or necessary that the document be submitted to the whole ETSI membership for its approval.
ES (ETSI Specification) skeleton document (123 kb) last updated on 2019-01-29
ETSI Guide (EG)
EG (ETSI Guide) shall be chosen when the document contains informative elements providing guidance on handling of technical standardization activities in the whole or major parts of the Technical Organization.
EG (ETSI Guide) skeleton document (128 kb) last updated on 2019-01-29
ETSI Technical Specification (TS)
TS (ETSI Technical Specification) is the preferred deliverable when the document contains normative provisions and short time to "market", validation and maintenance are essential. A TS may later be converted to an ES or an EN, or be used to publish the contents of a draft ES being sent for vote or a draft EN being sent for Public Enquiry or vote.
TS (Technical Specification) skeleton document (122 kb) last updated on 2019-01-29
Technical Report (TR)
TR (ETSI Technical Report) is the default deliverable when the document contains only informative elements, produced by an ETSI Technical Committee or ETSI Partnership Project.
TR (Technical Report) skeleton document (122 kb) last updated on 2019-01-29
Special Report (SR)
SR (ETSI Special Report) shall be used for any other kind of document containing informative elements of general ETSI member or public interest. The SR is also the appropriate deliverable type for a deliverable with dynamic content generated by a software application on the ETSI web site on the basis of database content.
SR (Special Report) skeleton document (123 kb) last updated on 2019-01-29
Group Specification (GS)
GS (ETSI Group Specification) is an ETSI deliverable, containing normative elements, produced by an Industry Specification Group.
GS (Group Specification) skeleton document (120 kb) last updated on 2019-09-10
Group Report (GR)
GR (ETSI Group Report) is an ETSI deliverable containing only informative elements, produced by an Industry Specification Group.
GR (Group report) skeleton document (118 kb) last updated on 2019-09-10