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How to request an ETSI Online Account (EOL)?

To request an ETSI Online Account, go the ETSI portal, on the top menu click on Manage, then Access, then Account Request and follow the instructions.

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How to reset an EOL Account password ?

To reset your EOL Account password, click on Manage, then Access, then Reset Password and follow the instructions.

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How to change an EOL Account password?

To change your EOL Account password, click on Manage, then Access, then Change Password and follow the instructions.

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How to change personal contact information (i.e new email address)?

To change your personal contact details, click on Manage on the top menu, then My Details.

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Then click on the Modify personal information button.png at the bottom of the page.

How to log into the ETSI portal?

To log into the ETSI portal, enter your Username and Password on the top right corner of the portal home page http://portal.etsi.org

Tick the Remember me box

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How to attach a Contribution to a meeting?

There are two methods:

From the Meetings tab of the relevant TB/ISG, click on the Meeting to open the Meeting Details page.

Click on the New Contribution link to create a new Contribution that will be automatically assigned to the selected meeting.

Or from the Contributions tab, click on the hyperlink New contribution. On the General tab select the Meeting - allocation Change button and from the drop down menu assign the Contribution to a Meeting.

How to retrieve the list of Contributions attached to a given meeting?

There are two ways of retrieving and synchronising the list of contributions attached to a meeting.

Either via ftp://docbox.etsi.org: select the TB/ISG, open the folder 05-CONTRIBUTIONS and select the relevant year.

From this Contributions directory, there will be a temporary meeting folder TMP_MTG_YearOfMeeting_MonthOfMeeting_DayOfMeeting_MtgID which is automatically created when the first contribution is attached to this meeting. This folder can be your synchronisation tool.

Note: This folder contains clones of contributions and will disappear after the end of the meeting.

Or the second way of retrieving the list of contribution attached to a meeting is explained at the following location: Simple search for contributions attached to a meeting

How to retrieve a Contribution that has not been attached to a meeting?

If a Contribution has been created without being attached to a meeting, it can be retrieved using the query building feature.

The criteria to select are:

- Technical Body = TB/WG/ISG

- Meeting = Define this criteria by ticking the operator is empty

- Type of Contribution = New Work Item, Draft, Change Request, Agenda...

Having informed the value for the above listed criteria, click on the Refresh button and the contribution should be displayed in the results grid.

For further information on the query builder, see: How to build a Query

How to create a New Work Item Proposal?

From the home page of the TB/WG/ISG select the Contributions tab.

Click on the hyperlink New contribution and choose type New WI Proposal/Description in the drop down menu

Complete the mandatory fields in the General tab

Move to the WI Details tab and complete the fields

Click on Save to reserve the Contribution

Note: The Contribution can be prepared in stages,although all fields must be completed and the text WI Proposal is complete (Ready for approval) shown on the top right of the WI Details tab in order to change it from Status Reserved to Status Available.

Click on Upload/Make available and on the upload button.

=> The New Work Item Proposal will be in status Available and ready for approval.

More detailed information on this topic is available at Create a New Work Item proposal

Note: When Work Item Proposal is created at Working Group level, it must first be approved by the WG. To progress the proposal to the parent TB/ISG for approval, click Submit to TB for approval and assign to the TB/ISG meeting.

What is a Preliminary Work Item (PWI)?

A PWI is the identification number registered in the ETSI Work Programme which is valid until the Work Item Proposal is approved at TB/ISG level.

The PWI number, in status under construction will only be visible on the portal once New Work Item Proposal has been approved.

After the approval of the Technical Body, the new Work Item appears in the WI monitoring portlet on the TB portal home page and an entry in the Latest Draft portlet is created.

Where to find the templates for ETSI deliverables?

The templates for ETSI deliverables can be downloaded from the editHelp! web pages

They are in MS Word and contain essential titles and text blocks

The Drafts tab

The Drafts tab enables Rapporteurs to upload draft versions of a given Work Item reference and to manage the Target dates for the maturity milestones (Early Draft, Stable Draft, Final Draft for approval).

It allows the TB/WG/ISG members to trace all available versions for a Work Item.

More information on Drafts is available: Latest Drafts and at Upload a Draft on the Latest Draft

How to upload a new Draft version

From the TB/ISG portal page, select the Drafts tab and find the WI identification

Click on the U icon

In the pop-up window, select Upload a new draft and find it in a local file

Confirm the version number and the New Status

Click on Save

The portal will issue the following automated notification: Your draft has been successfully uploaded.

How to contribute an uploaded Draft to a TB/ISG meeting?

Once a Draft has been uploaded,click on the C icon C icon.PNG(on the same line as the WI reference)

The contribution creation screen for type Draft will open.

Complete the fields in the General tab

Edit the Title if appropriate

To modify Source, click on Change and select the relevant Source

Select the appropriate filed for Contribution for (Decision, Discussion or Information)

Attribute to a TB/WG/ISG meeting by clicking on Change. Follow the instructions and click Done

Click on Save Changes

The Contribution will then be in status Reserved.

Note: Since the Draft is already on the server, to make available the Contribution containing the Draft, only a cover page zipped together with the Draft is needed.

Click on Upload/Make available

There are 2 ways to proceed:

Either request an automatically generated cover page

or select one in MS Word already saved on the pc. The system will zip together the Draft and the cover page.

The Contribution will then be in status Available.

Detailed information can be seen at Contribute a draft from the Latest Draft Application

How to create a Contribution Type Draft?

From the TB/ISG portal page, select the Contributions tab and the hyperlink New contribution

From the drop-down menu choose New Draft

Complete the mandatory fields in the General tab

Move to the Draft tab and complete the fields

For the WI Reference, choose an existing Draft version or upload a new one using the drop-down menu

For the Version, upload a new one or choose an existing draft version from the drop-down menu

Click Save changes

The Contribution will then be in status Reserved.

Note: Since the Draft is already on the server, to make available the Contribution containing the Draft, only a cover page zipped together with the Draft is needed.

Click on Upload/Make available

Either request an automatically generated cover page

or select one in MS Word already saved on the pc. The system will zip together the Draft and the cover page.

The Contribution will then be in status Available.

Detailed information can be seen at Create a contribution.