November 29th, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

Quality Improvement (QI) and Quality Assurance (QA) projects always involve “human subjects,” but do not always meet the Common Rule definition of “research.”  This month’s Feature Article will help you distinguish when QI/QA projects do and do not require IRB review.

Also check out:

  • “Things to Know” on the IRB Office move to Robinson 4
  • “The CRRO Corner” on screening activities to determine eligibility of potential subjects
  • “Dear IRB” on planning an educational intervention

Learn more at

John Ennever, MD, PhD, Editor
Director, Human Research Protection Program

Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine