Independence is a prominent theme in the field of Quality. At its heart is the separation of doing and checking. The example of the Hubble Space Telescope Why is independence important? Consider the Hubble Space Telescope. It is a major achievement of science. But the first images it returned were found to be blurry! After … More Independence: the importance of separating the checking from the doing
[This article pertains to nonclinical laboratory studies.] Suppose you were just hired in a Quality role (QA specialist, tester, auditor, inspector, reviewer, technical data specialist, etc.). During your orientation and training people bandy about such acronyms and initialisms as the GLPs, the OECD, the QAU, and 21 CFR 58. You probably have … More What is a quality assurance unit?
Quality is a profession at the heart of our advanced, industrialized, information society. It is also a field that is full of opportunity. Job boards are peppered with postings for quality managers, quality assurance specialists, quality auditors, quality control technicians, and other roles. Although academic coursework in Quality is in its infancy, opportunities in business … More Why work in Quality?