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Quality assurance: guidance for models

This guide aims to clearly set out the steps required to QA both new and existing DECC models including those developed by third parties.

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Effective QA ensures that decisions are made with an appropriate understanding of evidence and risks, and helps analysts ensure the integrity of the analytical output. DECC uses this guidance to ensure that the model in question has been proportionately quality assured, with supporting documentation and evidence to demonstrate that.