Article 3 Policies to ensure that a contributor provides all relevant input data

The code of conduct shall include provisions requiring contributors to have in place and comply with at least the following policies:

  1. (a)

    an input data policy that includes at least a description of:

    1. (i)

      the data to be taken into account in determining the input data contribution; and

    2. (ii)

      the data that the contributor may exclude from a contribution of input data, together with the reason or reasons for which that data may be excluded;

  2. (b)

    a policy on the transmission of data to the administrator that includes at least:

    1. (i)

      a description of the process to be used for the secure transfer of data; and

    2. (ii)

      contingency plans for submitting input data in the event of technical or operational difficulties, the temporary absence of a submitter or the unavailability of the input data required by the methodology.