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„QI-FoKuS“ stands for „Quality Infrastructure – Research for Conformity Assessment and Safety“. Supported by the BMWi, a new recurring survey of companies was launched under this name in end-September 2019 in a joint project between the TU Berlin and the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM).

Quality Infrastructure (QI) is defined as “the system comprising the organizations (public and private) together with the policies, relevant legal and regulatory framework, and practices needed to support and enhance the quality, safety and environmental soundness of goods” (UNIDO). It makes use of various elements that have different functions in this system.

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While the German Standardization Panel (DNP) is an annual survey of companies on the subject of standardization, QI-FoKuS is intended in particular to create a better, long-term data basis in order to better understand the benefits of conformity assessment and accreditation and to identify trends.


The first company survey deals with the use and certification of management systems with a special focus on information security and the criteria for the selection of certification bodies.

Further information on the QI-FoKuS initiative can be found here: www.qi-fokus.de


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