The European Commission has announced it has awarded a contract to define the next generation of the 'Model Requirements for Electronic Records Management' specification, known as MoReq2 to a UK consultancy.
Cornwell Management Consultants, independent electronic document and records management consultancy in, has been awarded the €300,000 (£202,500) contract to develop the international information management standard.
Since its release in 2000 the original MoReq, also developed by Cornwell, has gained developed into a standard for electronic records management (ERM) systems.
MoReq2 is destined to become the guiding principle used by ERM system suppliers and developers to provide required functionality and by outsourced records management service providers to define their service offerings. The standard also promises to update ERM procurement, auditing and training schemes around the globe.
Cornwall said MoReq2 will be used by a broad spectrum of public sector and commercial organisations when preparing requests for proposals, evaluating existing systems and preparing records management training materials. It will also provide a valuable teaching resource for academic institutions.