Tools and Methods for the Community

Quality Management

The need to respond in a controlled manner to requests for scientific services or collaborations, the need to consolidate the quality of the expertise carried out by managing the skills of the staff concerned and the control of the instrumentation platforms led each node of ProFI to the implementation of an ISO 9001-type Quality Management System.

Each node of ProFI has obtained ISO 9001 and more recently the complementary NFX 50-900 certifications for quality standards. They have developed tools to store, share and manage data. All proteomic analyses and research projects are registered in a database. The corresponding files can be recovered at any time to follow their achievement status.

The aim of quality management is to improve the organization and traceability of the work carried out. It is based on a continuous improvement of the system. It relies on four interconnected actions making a cycle: plan, do, check, and act. This allows an efficient organization with defined objectives, actions that are implemented and verified, and results that are analyzed to define new objectives to achieve results improvement.