The Interviewer Quality Control Scheme (IQCS) has been firmly established as the industry’s benchmark quality standard for data collection since 1978.

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    IQCS Council Meeting

IQCS members uphold and adhere to a set of contemporary standards covering the recruitment, training and appraisal of data collection staff. Members implement various procedures that guarantee research will be carried out to the highest standards as well as streamlining processes , saving both time and money.


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IQCS 2014 AGM and Working Forum

The AGM will be held on Thursday, 13th November 2014 from 5.30pm in London, with wine and soft drinks available from 5.00 pm. Please contact Gill if you have not received your company notification.
The event is open for IQCS member companies. We welcome up to two representatives per company.

As well as our annual update of IQCS activities, Debrah Harding, COO of the MRS, will be talking us through the latest developments at the MRS and discussing the changes in the new MRS Code of Conduct. We’ll also have an update from the MRBA.

Prior to this, we are delighted to announce that our Working Forum presentation will be given by Facts International. They will be sharing with us their years of experience which lead to them recently winning the Best Field Force category in the recent MRS Operations Awards.

We also have the winners of Best Support Services, Spectrum Viewing Facilities. Directors Donal Kelly and Ben Parker will be revealing their recipe for success.

The forum will begin at 3.30 p.m., with tea/coffee being available from 3.00 p.m.

There is one vacancy on Council. Nomination forms are available here on the website and at the AGM. Nominations for Council should be received by me no later than 20th November.

We would like to thank Quadrangle for kindly providing their facilities and RED for sponsoring the catering at this year’s AGM and Forum.


Upon request we have added a list of books you may find useful in our IQCS shop . Please do let us know if you can recommend other books and material to our members.

The IQCS supports the MRBA as a Corporate Patron

The Market Research Benevolent Association (MRBA) is the industry’s only independent, registered charity. Their mission is to provide financial assistance and support to anyone who works or has worked in market research and to their immediate families.

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Are you aware that agencies, recruiters and interviewers should ensure that they understand their responsibilities under the 1998 Data Protection Act and that interviewers/recruiters building or holding any databases of interviewees/respondents for recruitment purposes should be registered data holders?
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