About the Student Research Programme
Standards cover an extraordinarily wide range of issues. Some modernize established practice, while others work on the leading edge of emerging technologies. They get their authority by being developed through a rigorous consultation process which builds an expert consensus. To enrich its understanding, BSI often incorporates research into the standards development process, including research at postgraduate level - the Student Research Programme matches postgraduates research projects with a BSI research need. Each year the Programme offers practical support to a limited number of postgraduate projects on topics relevant to standards or standardization. Members of BSI’s standards development teams act as personal mentors, helping postgraduates to plan and produce their dissertations. From helping to refine the proposal right through to publication of the research project.