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VITA Governing Documents

The following are the governing and supporting documents of VITA. 

The Arizona State Not-For-Profit Corporation Laws governs not-for-profit organizations incorporated within the state of Arizona.

VITA is a 501(c)(6) organization. The United States Internal Revenue Code, Section 501(c)(6) Organizations, provides guidelines for organizations that may qualify for exemption from federal income tax.

The VMEbus International Trade Association (dba VITA) Certificate of Incorporation is a legal document, which was filed with the State of Arizona for the formation of VITA as a corporation.

The VITA Bylaws contains VITA’s fundamental objectives, organization and procedures.

The VITA Privacy Policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the VITA websites.

The VSO Policies and Procedures are detailed statements of specific policies, objectives and procedures for the VITA Standards Organization (VSO). Revision 3.1 was approved in July 2022.

As an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited standards organization, VITA adheres to the ANSI Essential Requirements: Due process requirements for American National Standards.

The VITA International Information Exchange Policies and Procedures (IIEPP) is the policy to guide employee, agent, and member conduct in international information exchanges during VITA activities. More information can be found at the Export Compliance Resources page.

The VITA Marketing Study Groups and Alliances Polies and Procedures are detailed statements of specific policies, objectives and procedures for the VITA marketing committee and specific technology marketing alliances.

The VITA Branding Guidelines provides guidance in VITA technology branding, including use of logos, references, and copyrights.

The VITA Meeting Rules and Guide is a slide deck used by the Technical Director at VSO Face to Face meetings to review meeting rules and provide an overview of the standards development process and shortcuts for using the Workspace tool.


The American National Standards Institute serves as the clearinghouse for coordination of voluntary standards as American National Standards in the United States of America.

The voluntary standards system in the United States consists of a large number of standards developers that write one or more national standards. Among them are professional societies, trade associations, and other organizations. The participants in the system are the thousands of individuals, companies, other organizations (e.g.. labor, consumer, and industrial), and government agencies who voluntarily contribute their knowledge, talent, and effort to standards development and who are directly and materially affected by voluntary consensus standards.

Many standards developers and participants support the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as the central body responsible for the identification of a single consistent set of voluntary standards called American National Standards. ANSI approval of these standards is intended to verify that the principles of openness and due process have been followed in the approval procedure and that a consensus of those directly and materially affected by the standards has been achieved. ANSI coordination is intended to assist the voluntary system to ensure that national standards needs are identified and met without conflict in their requirements or unnecessary duplication.

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