Frameworks & Standards

EDRM develops and publishes e-discovery and information governance frameworks. Each framework is designed with two fundamental goals in mind. First, the framework should help people and organizations better understand the framework’s topic – what are the typical major steps in e-discovery, for example. Second, the framework should help them better understand what to do, at a practical level, with respect to that topic. The six EDRM frameworks are:

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Electronic Discovery Reference Model

EDRM - Chart_v3

Technology-Assisted Review Reference Model


Information Governance Reference Model (IGRM)


Metrics Model

EDRM Metrics Model 2012

Privacy & Security Risk Reduction Model

Privacy Risk Reduction final

Talent Task Matrix

EDRM Talent Task Matrix Diagram