Quality Management System
The Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI) collects data on a range of environmental attributes that are used as scientifically credible indicators of environmental health in Alberta. This is an extremely valuable source of data for the province and, as such, it is important to ensure the data are of known quality.
The ABMI has developed a quality management plan (QMP), which describes the processes that govern quality assurance, and quality control activities and products. The ABMI QMP:
- outlines information quality objectives for each ABMI business unit (Centre);
- describes how each Centre plans, implements, documents, assesses, and improves its quality system to meet quality objectives;
- provides a means to document and verify the quality of information being produced, and;
- provides guidance to program personnel to meet quality objectives.
ABMI (2018). Quality Management Plan. Version 1.2. Last Updated April 2018.
Standard operating procedures (SOPs) are a foundational component of the ABMI’s QMP. SOPs outline in detail program personnel responsibilities and the processes each Centre follows to meet quality objectives. Please note that as part of the process of continual improvement, the ABMI develops and updates SOPs as required. These will be posted as they become available.
If you have any questions or would like more information regarding the ABMI’s Quality Management System, QMP, or SOPs please contact Corrina Copp, ABMI Information Coordinator, (780) 492-3316 or firstname.lastname@example.org.