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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    Well trained and supported teams are happy and productive.
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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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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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Due to Industry and work commitments Richard Sheldrake has had to step down from Council as our MRS Rep but we are delighted to have Clare Warren take Richard’s place on Council.
Clare is an active member of the CPS Board and has a very strong background in Operations.
We would like to thank Richard for his hard work and support. He will be missed for his wit and valuable contribution.

IQCS Council Elections

Congratulations to Sam Webb who has been elected as a new member of the IQCS council.


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.