Records of consultation activities are kept in the same place, in the same format, to support aggregate reporting, trend recognition, resource planning, and compliance audits.
Entry of critical information elements is checked before a consultation can be closed, ensuring completeness of documentation for policy and regulatory compliance.
Thorough documentation of consultation activities and decision criteria involved, reviewable by peers, administrators and internal compliance experts, leads to stronger policy enforcement and improvement.
Ethics consulting organizations may be subject to both internal and external audits of capabilities and activities. Having a comprehensive and up-to-date record of activities can be of immense value.