Update on Development of an IAF Database of Accredited Management Systems Certifications
In December 2015, IAF members voted to approve a set of principles for continuing consideration of development of an IAF database of accredited management systems certifications.
In early 2016, there was a call for nominations by members to participate on a database management committee (DMC). In February, we announced the members of the DMC, as follows:
Randy Dougherty (ANAB)
Emanuele Riva (ACCREDIA)
Kylie Sheehan (JAS-ANZ)
Marcus Long (IIOC)
Pierre Sallé (IAAR)
Ivan Savov (EFAC)
Sheronda Jeffries (QuEST Forum)
Grant Ramaley (DTA)
The first meeting of the DMC was 4 April 2016 in Frankfurt during the mid-year joint meetings of IAF and ILAC. At this meeting, the DMC members nominated Randy Dougherty as Chair and Marcus Long as Vice Chair, and the IAF Executive Committee appointed them later that week.
The first priority is to develop the business case for an IAF Database. The DMC submitted a draft business case to all IAF members for their comment in July of 2016. This business case will be an Item for the IAF General Assembly in New Delhi, India, with the IAF membership to be asked to endorse moving the project forward to formally approach to potential suppliers and develop a final business case.
The DMC would be pleased to hear from IAF members with any ideas and suggestions for the database and in particular any contacts at potential suppliers.