ePLANET D1.2 Guidelines and Quality Assurance
This document describes the Guidelines and Quality Assurance of the ePLANET project. It defines the management structures and how decision-making is organised during the project to ensure quality assurance. It is also a practical guide for the preparation of all documentation to be collected and generated during the life of the project, setting out practices, standards and conventions, as well as the validation processes to be followed for deliverables. It establishes the schedule of internal and official reviews agreed at the start of the project. In addition, it defines the protocol in case of risk detection and establishes the methodology for its follow-up. Finally, it establishes the IPR guidelines to be followed during and after the project.
Quality assurance (QA) is a part of quality management focused on providing confidence in the compliance with quality requirements set either by the EC or by the project consortium itself led by the Coordinator.
CIMNE, as project coordinator, based on its experience in EU project management, has adapted its quality procedures to the needs of ePLANET.
The main objectives of the Quality Assurance are:
- To define the means to meet the objectives of the quality assurance process, and establish the activities and resources (personnel, methods and tools) to carry them out,
- To provide efficient monitoring of all related activities and to ensure that the project will meet its specified requirements according to the criteria specified by the EC.
- To address the risks and opportunities associated with its context and objectives.