A major issue for any knowledge-based web resource is ensuring the quality of its materials. We address quality assurance by way of:
- documented procedures for all aspects of our day-to-day operations. These procedures ensure that all materials have been subjected to several quality control checks before being added to our site by our research and library staff. Major products such as our annual ‘Overview’, topic specific reviews and new portals are also checked by the Director. Other work is checked by senior research team members.
- our Advisory Board and reference group members
- our network of HealthInfoNet Consultants, whose functions include peer-review of any substantial academic materials to be added to the site. Depending on the nature of the material to be added, our Consultants can also play a more direct role in the development of the material itself. There are over 100 senior Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous people appointed as HealthInfoNet Consultants. (As well as their peer-review role, our Consultants – who are leading experts within various areas of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health – also serve as an informal reference group by providing guidance in their individual areas of expertise and assist in the identification and collection of other materials.)
- our research staff who have been trained in research ethics, plain language writing and cultural ways
View list of HealthInfoNet Consultants.