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 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 Awards

We are pleased to announce that the application process for our first IQCS Quality Awards is now officially LIVE!

The awards are designed to recognise the unsung Heroes of Quality – those individuals and member companies who go the extra mile in making quality an integral part of the entire data-collection process. It’s really a showcase for what is great about the IQCS and we’re encouraging all our members to show us how they uphold the core values of IQCS to underpin their data-collection processes.
More info can be found on here.
Awards 2015


New in our shop: Quality in Market Research from Theory to Practice by Peter Jackson & Debrah Harding. There has been a long association between Debrah and the IQCS. Have a look at their book in our little shop
Debrah Harding Peter Jackson
Please do let us know if you can recommend other books to our members.

IQCS Working Forum

Phyllis Macfarlane, Global Training Director of GfK and Vice President of the MRS Main Board, was the guest speaker at our Working Forum on Wednesday 10th June at Quadrangle. Phyllis spoke about her recent experience of setting up market research education in Africa on behalf of the GfK Verein (Foundation) and, in particular, developing Accredited Interviewing Training in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana – the highs and the lows, challenges and frustrations.

As well as the usual question time at the end of Phyllis’ talk, we were given the opportunity to raise any issues relating to IQCS Standards, particularly in light of the 2015 inspections which will be commencing in June. Contact Gill

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.

New Featured Company Page

The IQCS gives member companies the opportunity to showcase their services in more detail with an enhanced listing. We call this a features company page.
If you would like to apply to have your company featured, we have a limited number of places available on a quarterly basis. Please contact Gill Wareing -click here.

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