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The research included interviews with 40 stakeholders and identified critical factors such as design process, supply chain, documentation, incentivising design for repair, openness and education. The report proposes four ideas for the standard: standardising a bill of materials format, database of canonical names of electronic components, re-usable sub-circuits, and design rule checks for repairability. The next steps include prototyping these concepts and gathering feedback from the community to develop success criteria and finalise the requirements for the standard. The ultimate goal is to apply these requirements to the prototypes and narrow down to a final concept that can be developed out. A community call will be held on the 8th of February to discuss open electronics design-data.