MIPI Alliance developed and maintains a policy to state clearly, to its members, its relationship to product testing and evaluation. The policy strongly encourages members to participate in test activities to promote product quality, speed the overall development process, and improve manufacturability of products that use MIPI Alliance specifications. The MIPI Alliance Test Policy, established by the board of directors in 2012 and updated by the board in 2016, also provides the mandate for the Test Working Group.