Institute Quality Systems

The Institute Quality Systems (IQS) Department has more than 25 years experience in providing quality assurance consultation, audit, surveillance, and training services for U.S. and international customers. Teams of quality engineers, technologists, and certified auditors with experience from a wide variety of industries and government agencies assist the technical divisions in implementing quality systems, corrective and preventive actions and monitoring the various activities to assure compliance with contractual requirements.

Michael J. Lewis, Ph.D., Executive Director

To support the diverse research and development activities conducted at the Institute and elsewhere, quality programs have been developed to meet:

  • ISO 9001
  • ISO 17025
  • ISO 13485
  • ISO 17020
  • AS 9100
  • EN 45001/46001
  • Ford Q1 and QOS
  • ASME NQA-1
  • 10CFR50, Appendix B
  • API Q1
  • FDA/EPA Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)
  • Current Good Manufacturing Practices
  • ANSI/NCSL Z540-1994
  • CMMI

Our quality program is fully documented in the Southwest Research Institute Quality System Manual (PDF) and in operating procedures that have been audited and approved by outside agencies to verify the effectiveness of their implementation. Our current nuclear quality program is documented in the Program Quality Plan, Program Quality Plan (PQP) - Nuclear.

These documents are considered uncontrolled when printed.

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Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 9 technical divisions.