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dc.contributor.authorSimoes, Marta
dc.contributor.authorDias, Nicolina
dc.contributor.authorSantos, Cledir
dc.contributor.authorLima, Nelson
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-07T10:59:27Z
dc.date.available2016-08-07T10:59:27Z
dc.date.issued2016-06-22
dc.identifier.citationEstablishment of a Quality Management System Based on ISO 9001 Standard in a Public Service Fungal Culture Collection 2016, 4 (2):21 Microorganisms
dc.identifier.issn2076-2607
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/microorganisms4020021
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/618034
dc.description.abstractCollaborations between different Microbiological Resource Centres (mBRCs) and ethical sourcing practices are mandatory to guarantee biodiversity conservation, successful and sustainable preservation and fair share of benefits that arise from the use of genetic resources. Since microbial Culture Collections (CCs) are now engaged in meeting high quality operational standards, they are facing the challenge of establishing quality control criteria to certify their biological materials. The authentication/certification of strains is nowadays a demand from the bioeconomy sector for the global operation of mBRCs. The achievement of consistent quality assurance and trust within the mBRCs and microbial CCs context is a dynamic and never-ending process. A good option to facilitate that process is to implement a Quality Management System (QMS) based on the ISO 9001 standard. Here, we report a detailed description of all the steps taken for the QMS implementation at the Portuguese CC of filamentous fungi: Micoteca da Universidade do Minho (MUM). Our aim is to provide guidelines for the certification of other CCs, so that they can also enhance the search and choice of the most consistent, reliable, and effective operating methods, with assured procedures and validation of preservation; and guarantee trustworthy relations with all stakeholders.
dc.description.sponsorshipWe thank Anabela Martins, from GesQaf, for consulting support made for the implementation of the QMS.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherMDPI AG
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.mdpi.com/2076-2607/4/2/21
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Microorganisms. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0). https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
dc.subjectbioeconomy
dc.subjectcustomer satisfaction
dc.subjectmicrobial culture collection
dc.subjectmicrobiological resource centres
dc.subjectquality control
dc.titleEstablishment of a Quality Management System Based on ISO 9001 Standard in a Public Service Fungal Culture Collection
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentComputational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC)
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
dc.identifier.journalMicroorganisms
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDF
dc.contributor.institutionCEB-Centre of Biological Engineering, Micoteca da Universidade do Minho, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, Braga 4710-057, Portugal
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Chemical Sciences and Natural Resources, Faculty of Engineering and Sciences, Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco 4811-230, Chile
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
kaust.personSimoes, Marta
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-14T05:56:55Z


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