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Integrating quality assurance in project work plans of the U.S. Geological Survey

Open-File Report 92-162

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey's objectives for including quality assurance procedures in a project work plan are to ensure that the quality of the data collected is defined and is appropriate for the objectives of the investigation. The data- quality information can be used in the interpre- tation of the data. A project work plan that includes quality assessment provides definable benefits such as clarity of expectations, a method for obtaining a set of data that is expected and has been proven valid, a documentation trail, products that are produced on time and that meet project objectives, and a decrease in work that is lost or redone. Project chiefs must prepare and can publish the work plan for scientific investigations. An expanded outline of a framework that can be used to prepare a project work plan that includes quality assurance is described in this report and contains the following topics: data-quality objectives; project organization and responsibilities; data collection; data processing; project reviews; data analysis; remedial actions; project progress reports and quality assurance reports to management.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Integrating quality assurance in project work plans of the U.S. Geological Survey
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
92-162
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1992
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey : Books and Open-File Reports Section [distributor],
Description:
iii, 12 p. :ill. ;28 cm.