Potomac, Maryland, October 17, 2014 – Last week, Full Circle Research Co. became the first and only U.S.-based, online consumer sample provider to achieve ISO 26362 certification from the CASRO Institute for Research Quality (CIRQ).
“The validation that accompanies an ISO certification cannot be overstated,” said Adam Weinstein, co-CEO of Full Circle. “There simply exists no higher endorsement of a company’s commitment to quality. For us, this cements our role as leaders in the evolution of online sample purity.”
To achieve this credential, co-CEOs Weinstein and Nate Lynch worked closely with CIRQ, the approved certification body that provides auditing and certification services for ISO 26362 and 20252.
“The unique relevance of the ISO research standards is that these standards (ISO 26362 and 20252) are a barometer of quality for the research industry,” says Jennifer Ward, Managing Director of CIRQ, “created with the consensus of research practitioners from around the world and therefore recognized and trusted globally.
She continues: “CIRQ’s audit and certification process provided an unbiased, third party verification of Full Circle’s compliance with ISO 26362. Full Circle has successfully demonstrated their commitment to a global industry measure of quality.”
The Council of American Survey Research Organizations formed the CASRO Institute for Research Quality (CIRQ) to provide assessment and certification services to research firms headquartered in North America desiring to be registered to ISO 20252 and/or ISO 26362. CIRQ is committed to providing timely, thorough, and impartial assessments of their customers’ quality management systems in order to make a determination regarding certification to ISO 20252 and/or 26362. CIRQ has been established in compliance with all ISO requirements for certification bodies that provide auditing and certification services for ISO 20252 and 26362. In order to conform to its mandate of objective and impartial audits to these ISO standards, CIRQ is independently operated and managed under the oversight of an Advisory Board and submits to annual moderation by external authorities on ISO certification bodies.
About Full Circle Research Co.
Founded in 2013, Full Circle Research Co. is based in Maryland. The first independent, U.S.-based online sample provider to earn CIRQ’s ISO 26362 certification, Full Circle marries advanced technology, flexible community strategies and a 120+ CATI phone center to up recruitment and validation in ways previously cost-prohibitive from an online provider. Its Mixed-mode Validation ProcessTM (MVP) puts the company at the forefront of exceeding client niche segment demand. With more than 100 years of research experience in-house, Full Circle is committed to pushing the envelope on behalf of clients who want the purest, cleanest data available. To learn more about the company, visit iLoveFullCircle.com.
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