About CIRQ

CIRQ is committed to providing timely, thorough, and impartial assessments of its customers’ research management systems in order to make a determination regarding certification to ISO 20252, 26362 or ISO 27001. CIRQ has been established in compliance with all ISO requirements for certification bodies that provide auditing and certification services for ISO 20252 and 26362. CIRQ provides audit and certification services for ISO 27001 in partnership with PECB.
CIRQ complies with the following:


1.    Global Specification Protocol for Organizations Certifying to an ISO Standard related to Market, Opinion and Social Research.

2.    ISO/IEC 17065:2012 Standard for Conformity assessment Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services.

3.    ISO/IEC 17021:2011 Conformity assessment Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems


The global specification document (#1 above) is now the certification protocol for the industry worldwide. In addition, CIRQ is audited annually by an independent auditor to insure that CIRQ maintains conformance to the above in the conduct of its auditing and certification practices. CIRQ is independently operated and managed under the oversight of an Advisory Board Chairperson who reports to the Insights Association Board.

CIRQ staff and contractors are prohibited from engaging in any conduct, activity, practice, or act which conflicts with, or appears to conflict with, the interests of CIRQ, including any conduct which is directly or indirectly unethical, dishonest, disloyal, disruptive, competitive or damaging to CIRQ’s interests.


For More Information Contact:
Juliana Wood, Director of Certifications / CIRQ

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