The IODE Quality Management Framework (IODE-QMF) provides an overall strategy, advice and guidance for National Oceanographic Data Centres (NODCs) to design and implement quality management systems (QMS) for the successful delivery of oceanographic and related data, products and services.
The IODE encourages NODCs to implement a QMS and to demonstrate they are in conformity with ISO 9001, the international standard for quality management. While formal ISO 9001 certification is not mandatory, NODCs must be able to demonstrate that an effective quality management system has been implemented.
The document can be downloaded from: http://www.iode.org/mg67.
More information on the IODE QMF Project can be found on the page www.iode.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=364&Itemid=100079