Strategic partnership with German data providing institutions on data quality (Pilot project) – Final report

Data collection, data transmission, data quality, process, system improvement, Germany
First published in EFSA Supporting Publications
7 August 2018
31 July 2018
External Scientific Report

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This report describes the framework of collection, management and transmission of food safety data in the Federal Republic of Germany. To adjust optimally the data governance processes to the requirements defined by the EFSA, measures had been agreed upon in order to improve the specified situation. Subsequent methodological system enhancements related to data quality are given as well as structural adjustments and the development and implementation of supporting processes. Results of the implementations of the measures mentioned above are presented, and conclusions and recommendations which will be important for the further implementation process are listed.

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