This deliverable defines the EQAC Quality Framework (EQF), which lays out quality assurance related guidelines, templates and rules for ensuring acceptable quality of project outputs. It is the basis of all continuous quality assurance measures taken in WP6, Quality Assurance. It will be administered and maintained by the EQAC Quality Manager. The EQAC Quality Framework establishes the project structure in accordance with provisions in the Partnership Agreements. It includes a Project Management Committee that will take project wide decisions, including the Project Coordinator, Project Manager, and partner representatives; quality assurance related communication will mainly be among WP leaders, the Quality Manager, and the Project Management Committee.
The EQF also defines guidelines for collaboration, including the use of the cloud system for document sharing, and a protocol for meetings. It further defines task quality assurance mechanisms and templates and procedures for authoring and reviewing deliverables.
This document was unanimously approved by the EQAC consortium members present at the kickoff meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan, in April 2018.