The fastest and cheapest way to get hold of a (legal and therefore not free) copy of the ISO 14971 on Risk Management is to purchase it from a web-store and download it as a pdf. But the prices may vary greatly depending on where you choose to buy the standard. Below I have listed some different sources/stores where you can buy the standard together with pricing information (correct as of June 2014). The prices are stated without subscriptions or memberships in the various web-stores:
|British Standards Institution||www.bsigroup.com||395 USD|
|Swedish Standards Institute||www.sis.se||192 USD|
|Estonian Centre for Standardization||www.evs.ee||30 USD|
Buying the standard from the British Standards Institution will cost you a staggering 13 times more than buying it at the Estonian Counterpart. And the content is the same, that is the whole idea with standardization!
Not only is the Estonian Centre for Standardization offering the ISO 14971 standard (and many other standards) at a much lower price than their larger European and American competitors, but they also have an excellent service that allows you to access the full text of the standard for 24 hours for 2€ or a little less than 3 USD. That is an excellent way of checking whether or not a standard applies to your product.
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