Quality management for academic laboratories: burden or boon? Professional quality management could be very beneficial for academic research but needs to overcome specific caveats

EMBO Rep. 2018 Nov;19(11):e47143. doi: 10.15252/embr.201847143. Epub 2018 Oct 19.


Quality management systems have a long and proven track record in many businesses and clinical research. Such systems, when adapting to academic research, have great potential to improve rigor and reproducibility.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Biomedical Research / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Laboratories / organization & administration*
  • Total Quality Management* / methods
  • Translational Medical Research / organization & administration