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JNCC's Evidence Quality Assurance (EQA) policy provides a standard for JNCC staff to follow to help ensure that the quality of JNCC's scientific advice and evidence is fit for purpose. The policy presents principles that must be adhered to by all staff when providing scientific advice and evidence. Evidence is defined here as a general term for expert opinion or advice, data, methodology, results from data analysis, interpretation of data analysis, and collations and interpretations of scientific information (including meta-analyses).

The appendices provide additional information, practical guidance and tools to help staff make good choices about quality assurance; they are not intended to prescribe activities. They include:

  • Appendix 1: Bias, conflicting evidence and uncertainty
  • Appendix 2: Peer review in JNCC evidence and advice provision
  • Appendix 3: Quality assurance of expert knowledge and opinion
  • Appendix 4: Communicating evidence quality
  • Appendix 5: Monitoring and auditing
  • Appendix 6: Working with the Statutory Nature Conservation Bodies, Departments and EU consortia on joint projects.

These appendices are provided within the main document, and are also available separately.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2019·05·01

JNCC. 2019. JNCC Evidence Quality Assurance (EQA) Policy, JNCC, Peterborough.

The policy is in line with The Government Chief Scientific Adviser’s Guidelines on the Use of Scientific and Engineering Advice in Policy Making (2010) and The Defra Joint Code of Practice for Research (2012).

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access None

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·03·18

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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