This Recommendation describes general work methods for ITU-T study groups. It provides guidelines related to work methods, such as the conduct of meetings, preparation of studies, management of study groups, Joint Coordination Groups, the role of Rapporteurs and the processing of ITU-T contributions and temporary documents.

This revision provides for submission and processing of a single type of input contribution. Contributions are submitted by Member States, Sector Members and Associates, while other documents are submitted as temporary documents. This revision also provides procedures for preparation of liaison statements between scheduled meetings.