Exploring a fresh perspective on quality control for research.
In order to ensure high quality outputs, many sectors do not focus on assessing carefully selected outputs but instead probe the day-to-day operations and procedures most critical to the quality and value of the work. Can we apply some of the methods of quality control used in manufacturing to research, for example to enhance reproducibility in certain disciplines? At the core of this approach, termed total quality management (TQM), is the proposition that if we take care of the process, the results will take care of themselves. This workshop will present pilots currently being conducted or set up at a range of UKRN institutions that are designed to explore this approach.