Accreditation and Quality Assurance

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 3–10 | Cite as

The scope and limitations of a QA system in research

  • R.  Mathur-De Vré


 The article analyses the scope and limitations of quality systems for research centres in the light of the problems involved, foreseen advantages, and growing need created in the context of the globalisation phenomenon. Some propositions are put forward concerning the development of possible quality assurance strategies for research activities.

Key words Quality system Research Research and development Quality assurance 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • R.  Mathur-De Vré
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  1. 1.Avenue de la Ferme Rose, 8B/bte32, 1180 Brussels, Belgium Tel./Fax: +32-2-343 91 10 (Retired scientist: formerly at Institut d'Hygiène et d'Epidémiologie, Belgium)BE

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