1.5.1 Quality policy

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​​A. Background & Definitions

A strategic mission is needed to define the goal of the quality system. Include all research unit members as they need to indentify themselves with quality goals in general and their specific tasks. ​

​B. Guidance & Expectations

  • Define the strategic direction / mission of the organization
  • Include commitment to good scientific practice
  • Address conflict of interest prevention ​

​C. Resources

  • Principles for Good Scientific Practice, e.g. by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft [1]
  • Conflicts of interest in research: looking out for number one means keeping the primary interest front and center: [2]

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