The RvA wholeheartedly supports this research initiative. The far-reaching digitalisation of our economy and society is taking off. Organizations have to continuously adapt to the latest digital developments within their sector. It is therefore important to get a clear picture of the level of digital development of CABs. And thereby discover where opportunities lie to make a better contribution to the quality and safety of products and services through digitalisation.
QI-FoKuS sends participating CABs who register for this their own digital score after analysing the results. In coordination with QI-FoKuS, the RvA shares an overview of the results of the survey through our monthly newsletter.
The QI-FoKuS research initiative is a collaboration between BAM (Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung), the Technical University of Berlin and the University of Canterbury (New Zealand). The research initiative was created to increase the understanding of conformity assessment.
In 2020, QI-FoKuS conducted the ‘Corona Monitor’ study to identify the impact of COVID-19 on conformity assessment and its digitalisation. It conducted the survey in Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and New Zealand.