4.2.1 Installation of solutions, actions and mitigation strategies

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​​​​​A. Background & Definitions

Researchers may identify issues​, needs and challenges via different routes​ (e.g. 4.1.1 Risk assessment, 4.1.2 Self assessment, during group meeting discussions,...) that need to​ be addressed by the research unit to improve the quality of data. These challenges can be listed in a document prepared by the research unit or in the Action Plan when applying the EQIPD Planning Tool. These challenges require solutions to be established and the implementation to be documented.

​B. Guidance & Expectations

Installation of solutions, actions and mitigation strategies require continuous efforts by the researchers of a unit for improving the quality of the research data.

Hence, it is expected that:

  • Relevant challenges must be addressed with adequate solutions
  • The solutions are challenged for their effectiveness and appropriateness on a regular basis (either individually or during the 4.1.2 Self assessment)
  • If necessary, refinements are implemented
  • Implementation and updates are documented

​​These expectations are supported by EQIPD Tools:

  • A list of challenges is provided in the Action Plan and can be addressed according to the prescribed "Importance/Priority", however, researchers do not have to adhere to this priority list if items with lower priority seem to be more important to deal with for a research unit.
  • The Toolbox provides information on how to implement solutions
  • 4.1.2 Self assessment or 4.1.3 External Assessment​ helps to challenge the implemented solutions
  • The Action Plan provides the possibility to document the implementation, updates and comments​


  • To periodically assess the solutions​

C. Resources

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