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Quality Week

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idw untertakes great efforts to help press officers in delivering only quality contents to you. As part of our Quality assurance, we daily check a random sample of press release distributed via idw. In our Quality Week, we increase that sample to 100%.

We have now checked all the press releases labelled as "Miscellaneous scientific news" or "Transfer of Science or Research" during calendar week 20, a total of 146 press releases.

We checked whether they were in accorance with idw's teams of us and general standards. 106 (73 % ca.) we considered faultless. We contacted the press officers who distributed the other ones.

The most common fault was improper rubrication (15 cases). We did not detect any grave violation of our terms of use which among other things ban the distribution of promotional texts.


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