CORESTA Congress, Berlin, 2016, Poster Session, APSTPOST 01

The CORESTA Standard of Cooperation – document management

(1) British American Tobacco Germany GmbH, Germany; (2) SEITA-Imperial Tobacco, Fleury-les-Aubrais, France; (3) CORESTA, Paris, France

The vision of CORESTA is “to be recognised by our members and relevant external bodies as an authoritative source of publically available, credible science and best practices related to tobacco and its derived products.”

To pursue this vision, CORESTA develops analytical methods, produces technical, study and reference reports, and publishes guides and recommendations on best practices and proper usage of reference products. CORESTA documentation is available from its website at and reflects the work done within the Association.

In order to improve overall efficiency, CORESTA determined that the steps leading to this work output needed to be formally structured and documented in order to ensure sustainable improvements. To further this goal, the CORESTA Standard Task Force was launched in 2012 to streamline the cooperation process and ensure that all steps were properly marked and reported to ease the follow-up of the on-going work and further archiving.

Based on the process description as presented at CORESTA 2015 events, this poster will introduce the type of harmonised documents, starting from a new work item proposal up to the documents produced and made publically available. It shall inform all experts who have to use these documents during their CORESTA activities in the future and enable them to apply this process properly.

Further perspectives on the future works to be undertaken by the CORESTA Standard Task Force and the corresponding impacts on the way of working will also be presented.