A. Background & Definitions
EQIPD Quality System relies on and should become part of the overall organizational quality culture.
Research quality is not just about formal rules and regulations on how data is collected, processed and reported.
Many initiatives to enhance value of research data focus on transparency of various research-related activities - from transparency within the research organization to transparent disclosure of conflict of interests when communicating outside the organization.
B. Guidance & Expectations
EQIPD does not expect any formal documents or analyses to be conducted. However, it is highly desirable that the Process Owner and the organization in general endorse transparency at every level.
Examples of transparent practices include but are not limited to:
Members of a research unit being aware of who does what, e.g.: a shared list or inventory of running projects and experiments a clear understanding of the individual roles in the projects, experiments and emerging publications Members of a research unit being aware of each other's potential conflicts of interest Members of a research unit being aware of decisions and decision criteria regarding publications, conference participation, project advacement or termination, etc.
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