COI Quality Standards according to the ACCORD Training Manual:

The standards described above rest on basic principles that should be observed when researching and using COI. While technical skills and an understanding of international protection are needed to adhere to quality standards, the principles form a frame around the standards and aim at contributing to fair procedures. A neutral and impartial approach to COI is essential to achieving valid research results. Equality of arms and data protection are legal requirements in many countries. The use of public information strengthens fairness and quality:

Standards and Principles are described in detail in „Researching Country of Origin Information“ by Austrian Red Cross/ACCORD.

The following list contains more publications on methodologies and quality standards in the field of COI:

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