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D1.2 Quality and Risk Management Plan_under EC review

  • 1. Aix-Marseille University



  • 1. OPERAS


In the transition towards Open Access (OA), institutional publishing is challenged by fragmentation and varying service quality, visibility, and sustainability. To address this issue, DIAMAS gathers 23 organisations from 12 European countries, well-versed in OA academic publishing and scholarly communication. The project will: 1. Map the current landscape of Institutional Publishing Service Providers (IPSPs) in 25 countries of the ERA with special attention for IPSPs that do not charge fees for publishing or reading. This will yield a taxonomy of IPSPs and an IPSP landscape report, a basis for the rest of the project. 2. Coordinate and improve the efficiency and quality of IPSPs by developing a European Quality Standard for Institutional Publishing (EQSIP). This quality seal will professionalise, strengthen and reduce the fragmentation of institutional publishing in Europe. EQSIP will serve as a benchmark for a gap analysis of the data.  

The Quality and Risk Management Plan (QRMP) outlines the actions to be undertaken during the lifetime of the DIAMAS project to ensure quality of the deliverables (reviewing process) and manage the risks (mitigation measures).

The objective of the Quality and Risk Management Plan is to define the processes that will apply throughout the DIAMAS project in order to monitor the activities, to identify and mitigate potential risks, and to ensure the successful execution of the project. In addition, deliverable review procedures and reporting timelines are defined to guarantee the quality of the work. The guidelines apply to all Work Packages (WPs).

This document also serves as a core reference for the consortium organisation and delivery of the day-to-day work throughout the project and will be updated twice (M18 and M36).

This plan will serve as a guide to both the project coordinator and participants, in order to guarantee that quality reviews will be carried out at appropriate points in the project, and as a reference guide to understanding participants' responsibilities concerning the project communication, deliverables, and outcomes. It applies to all project-related activities, and thus compliance with the QRMP is mandatory for all involved in the project.

The QRMP includes descriptions of already identified critical risks for implementation, and the description of the organisational measures implemented to ensure the quality management and monitoring.



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DIAMAS – Developing Institutional open Access publishing Models to Advance Scholarly communication 101058007
European Commission