Quality Management

Quality Assurance Measures

Quality assurance is an integral part of our trials which is implemented at our institute by a mandatory list of measures to be taken:

  • Regular trainings on regulatory affairs, trial contents and procedures
  • Weekly meetings of the working groups as well as the entire ICCR team
  • Regular professional trainings
  • Structured initial skill adaption trainings for new employees and subsequent on-job-training lectures for all key tasks
  • Standard operating procedures (SOPs) regulate all important processes and responsibilities
  • Working instructions and job descriptions supplement the SOPs
  • External audits including audits of our QMS

 

Good Scientific Practice

Scientific honesty is one of the main principles of good scientific practice and any scientific work. To implement this principle is each researcher’s responsibility.

There is a collection of important recommendations for safeguarding good scientific practice which were expressed by a commission of the German Research Foundation (DFG) in 1998. An amendment and update of the fundamentals was approved by the general meeting of DFG members on 3rd July 2013.

Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice

One aspect is appropriate scientific mentoring and support of less experienced researchers by an experienced person. According to the recommendations primary data used for publications shall be stored for ten years. Questions on good scientific practice or on a suspected scientific misconduct shall be directed to an independent representative of the institution. The responsible representative at ICCR is Dr. Claudia Pauligk.