ENHANCING QUALITY IN PRECLINICAL DATA (EQIPD)
Developed by an Innovative Medicine Initiate (IMI) consortium, EQIPD strives for simple and sustainable solutions that facilitate improvements in data quality without impacting innovation and freedom of research. The EQIPD Quality System comprises the research quality concept, Core Requirements, Implementation Strategy and tools developed by EQIPD to direct and support the users in building a flexible and lean Quality System. Finally, research units may want to get adherence to the system acknowledged by PAASP.
Key elements of the EQIPD Framework
EQIPD defines quality as research data being fit for intended use.
Fitness is defined by the scientists based on the needs of their organizations, funders, collaborators, and publishers. EQIPD has developed specific terminology that is used to describe the framework and the quality system Glossary (see also a list of Abbreviations).
Why does quality matter?
The answer depends on who you are, what your objectives are and which environment you are working in. EQIPD has summarized some of the key arguments that may motivate you to implement and maintain the EQIPD Quality System EQIPD in a power point presentation: Why quality matters.
Compliance with the EQIPD Quality System
PAASP is the first organisation able to acknowledge compliance with the EQIPD Quality System. In a simple and straightforward processes, PAASP team members guide through the assessment which usually takes place remotely and only in some cases on-site. As the final outcome. a certificate will be issued to recognise the established procedures.