How do we develop a system for quality assurance and reporting of performance for scientific consumables and products?

How do we develop a system for quality assurance and reporting of performance for scientific consumables and products?

I guess this question stems from the frustration of ordering a product, perhaps for a new cool idea, and then the product doesn’t deliver and you are left wondering why you are out of pocket but no closer to changing

How do we develop a system for quality assurance and reporting of performance for scientific consumables and products?

How do we develop a system for quality assurance and reporting of performance for scientific consumables and products?

In the unusually niche world of scientific consumables researchers are faced with the dilemma of which product/s to choose from. Three critical factors are necessary to consider; prior experience of a product, price and available time. In an ideal scenario,

How do we develop a system for quality assurance and reporting of performance for scientific consumables and products?

How do we develop a system for quality assurance and reporting of performance for scientific consumables and products?

There is a time in nearly everyone’s PhD in Biological Sciences when you spend months finding yourself identifying and fixing problems in the experimental process. It’s a dark time. Time spent optimising a protocol or waiting for spare parts to

How do we develop a system for quality assurance and reporting of performance for scientific consumables and products?

How do we develop a system for quality assurance and reporting of performance for scientific consumables and products?

Currently, the there are three ways of determining the efficacy of scientific consumables: 1) trust the datasheet and/or references provided by the supplier, 2) trust the anecdotal experience of friends/colleagues, 3) don’t trust anyone and do the experiments required to