A platform for quality management in research institutes (part II)

- Agnieszka Klembalska M.Sc.

Agnieszka KlembalskaIn the recent years there has been a particularly strong pressure on changing old structures and management models in research institutes. Contemporary research institutes are scientific units which are commercial in character – almost 80% of funds come from companies and contractual research activity and services. They are the basic sector of science aiming at cooperation with the economy, applied and innovative research. In order to maintain the current and start new cooperation it is necessary to pay particular attention to maintaining, improving and exposing high level of quality of conducted activity. Taking into consideration the necessity of carrying out ever more complex research projects, conducting activity requiring fast reaction to change, risk analysis, which is assessed every year by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education – it seems that it is necessary to apply tools supporting the assessment of quality. In the proposed three-aspect perspective the following scopes of activity are emphasized: implemented quality management systems, area of scientific information and the sphere of cooperation with the client. This article constitutes the continuation of the subjects discussed in the first part – an extension of issues associated with the scope of responsibilities of particular Sections of the proposed Quality Management Platform in research institutes.

Agnieszka Klembalska, M.Sc., Industrial Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Poland – graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. She completed a post-graduate course for Candidates for Chartered Translators at the Faculty of Philology of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, as well as a post-graduate course titled “Quality management in theory and practice” at the Poznań University of Technology. She has obtained the certificate of Internal Auditor of Quality Management Systems, Internal Auditor of Integrated Management Systems and Internal Laboratory Auditor, as well as certificates of Assistant and Plenipotentiary of Quality Management System of the Polish Centre for Research and Certification (PCBC). She has participated in a series of conferences and trainings on the subject of the situation of the research-development sector, quality management, standardization, scientific information and digitalization of resources. She works at the department of Marketing, International Cooperation and Standardization of the Industrial Institute of Agricultural Engineering as a senior specialist. She also serves the function of a leading system auditor according to PN-EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 at the Agricultural Machines Research Laboratory of the Industrial Institute of Agricultural Engineering.

DOI: 10.14611/minib.21.09.2016.08
Contact: agnes(at)pimr.poznan.pl
MINIB, 2016, Vol. 21, Issue 3

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