Evidence Quality Assurance Policy
JNCC implemented a new single policy on Evidence Quality
Assurance in January 2014, which is based on a number of
existing policies from different work programmes.
The policy (EQA Policy) and the associated set of Evidence
Quality Guidance Notes provide the standard for JNCC staff to
follow to help ensure that the quality of JNCC scientific advice
and evidence is fit for purpose.
The policy presents principles that must be adhered to by all
staff when providing scientific advice and evidence. The Evidence
Quality Guidance Notes are intended to give additional information
and tools to help staff make good choices about quality assurance;
they are not intended to prescribe activities.
When procuring evidence we will require that contractors and
partners comply with our EQA Policy.
Compliance with this policy will be monitored and reported to
the Executive Management Board and Joint Committee.
The policy is compliant with The Government Chief Scientific
Adviser’s Guidelines on the Use of Scientific and Engineering
Advice in Policy Making (2010) and The Defra Joint Code of
Practice for Research (2012).
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