COI Training Manual, 2013 edition

In October 2013, ACCORD published a revised edition of the training manual on the methodology and quality standards of COI research. Compared to the 2004 edition, the 2013 version has been rewritten, has a more readable format and includes more examples.

See the start page of this website for the 2024 edition of the training manual.

You can download the 2013 edition below:

For the first edition (2004) of the training manual (available in English, German, French, Italian, Romanian, Russian and Spanish), see this page: COI Training manual, 2004.

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