NBOGNotified Bodies Operations Group
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The NBOG's purpose, according to its website, is to improve performance of notified bodies via identifying and promulgating best practices both among notified bodies as well as organizations that oversee them.
Particularly telling, perhaps, is the fact that NBOG provided no reaction to the NBSPlus Group's issuing of its code of conduct in April.
A seminal guidance published by NBOG is a Designating Authorities handbook.
Thus, NBOG issued a recent guideline (NBOG PBG 2009-3), which is expected to help solve this problem.
The EU Commission and individual countries formed the Notified Body Operations Group (NBOG) in 2000 to address concerns about the inconsistent performance of notified bodies in medical devices and the competent authorities responsible for them.