The Quality Control Board (QCB) is responsible for compiling, co-ordinating and supervising the implementation of the ADAS&ME workplan.
The QCB consists of the following members: The Quality Managers, The Coordinator (VTI), The Technical Manager (CERTH), one internal expert assigned by each Partner and one expert external to the project.
The ADAS&ME Quality Manager will be Dr Lena Nilsson (VTI), who has significant experience in European project’ coordination and quality assessment. The internal expert assigned by each partner should be at least a Senior Researcher or Project Manager, not directly involved in the project, with extensive expertise in the topic of the specific deliverable, excluding of course its authors. In addition, the external evaluator will be appointed by the Quality Manager and may change according to the nature and contents of each deliverable. Members of the different forums of the project will be considered as potential reviewers especially for the public deliverables. The external reviewers will be bound by a Non-Disclosure Agreement.
The QCB will ensure the conformity of all project Deliverables with their respective requirements (against the ADAS&ME Description of Work, the program objectives and against the ADAS&ME Quality Plan). The Quality Manager will assist the Project Coordinator and the Technical and Innovation manager in the overall monitoring and control of the project. Together with the rest members of the QCB, they will identify important deviations from the work plan in terms of quality, timing and resources consumed. An internal assessment of the project will be performed for each official project period, using a concise assessment methodology and based upon selected criteria and experts (QCB members) input. This internal assessment will identify project risks and mitigation strategies at management level. The project progress assessment methodology
will be based on a multi criteria approach, in the context of which, 6 main criteria will be defined and analyzed: REL (Relevance criterion), IMP (Potential Impact criterion), S&T (Scientific and Technological Excellence criterion), CONS (Quality of the Consortium criterion), MAN (Quality of Management criterion) and MOB (Mobilisation of resources criterion).