If you are a Project Developer, this is your cheat-sheet. You can go to the specification for a clear narrative and detailed resources that lay out exactly what is being asked of you, and what it will take to develop an ICP compliant project.
If you are a Quality Assurance Provider (either an independent engineer or working within a program), the PD Spec represents the “right” answers. So when you evaluate a project for compliance, you can evaluate each step relative to a fixed target.
Using The ICP Project Development Specification
First off, you do NOT need to print out the Specification and read it from cover-to-cover (though you are free to do so if you please!).
Instead, we have reissued all of our ICP Protocols to include links after each requirement that direct you to the relevant section of the PD Spec to explain exactly what is required. So as you prepare a project using the protocols as your guide, you can easily jump from whatever protocol you are using directly to the appropriate section of the PD Spec to find out in detail what is required.
Give it a TRY! below is a version of our Large Commercial v1.2a protocol. Scroll down to any section of the document, pick a requirement and look for a link like this: [PD sec X.Y.Z]. That link connects every requirement directly to the relevant section of the PD Spec. Give it a click and watch the magic happen!