To help facilitate a high standard of research across the Institute, the IAHS has established a Monitoring and Audit Group (MAGI).    MAGI reviews research conducted within IAHS, with a view to assuring its quality and rigour, and identifying any issues that need to be addressed by the IAHS.  MAGI personnel conduct periodic inspection of facilities, audits of studies in progress and checks on staff training and competence.   The audit is based on a system (the IAHS Research Governance and Quality Assurance Policy (RGQAP)), and therefore the aim of the audit is to identify or prevent deficiencies in the system.