We have a number of policies and procedures that govern our activities. We publish these as part our commitment to working in an open and transparent way.
Conflicts of interest
QAA ensures that the work it undertakes is fair, robust and unbiased, and to enable this to happen has in place a Conflicts of Interest policy that anyone engaged in QAA work must adhere to. (Please note that the work that the QAA undertake as the Designated Quality Body in England is subject to additional requirements).
The Conflicts of Interest policy is designed to avoid potential conflict situations and allegations of bias, as well as supporting QAA’s commitment to transparency and openness. The policy sets out the obligation of colleagues to disclose conflicts of interest, maintain high ethical standards and ensure that assessment and review outcomes are impartial and uphold the standards of QAA. It covers all aspects of the work of QAA and not just to contractual obligations, and is applicable to everyone working for QAA in any capacity.