Data quality assurance repository

Data quality assurance repository

The Working Group on Biological Parameters (WGBIOP) curates a collection of important resources for colleagues working with biological parameters (i.e. ageing and maturity staging) in fish species across Europe. The aim of this collection is to promote best practice approaches for the organisation, running, and reporting of methodological workshops and exchanges, using tools such as SmartDots. 

The collection is hosted on the ICES online library on this link:

The collection is curated by Working Group on Biological Parameters (WGBIOP)

Update Frequency 
The collection will be updated in October each year during WGBIOP’s annual meeting.

  • The collection houses outputs from WGBIOP, including the following:
  • WGBIOP reports from annual meeting; 
  • guidelines for calibration exchanges and workshops for age, maturity and other biological parameters;
  • reports from age, maturity and other biological parameters exchanges and workshops; and 
  • other resources, e.g. Guidelines and tools for age reading comparisons (Eltink et al., 2000.)​

​Technical and search assistance

Please get in touch with the ICES Editorial Office for help with searching the collection and sharing these resources. ​​

Resources outside the library collection
There are some items not currently available on the library collection, but can still be accessed through the following links:


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