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Clinical Research Times

June 28, 2021

Dear Colleague:

This issue of the CR TIMES focuses on quality improvement and quality assurance projects, and when they require IRB review. The Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance criteria in the HRPP Policies and Procedures have been recently updated, and a previous Feature Article on this topic has been updated to incorporate these changes.

Also check out:

  • “Things to Know” on a minor change made to the new INSPIR application sample size question discussed in the last Feature Article, as well as the schedule for the return of in-person IRB drop-in office hours
  • “The CRRO Corner” on training sessions for September 2021
  • “Dear IRB” for additional information on the determination of QI versus research

The CR TIMES will be back in September.  Have a great summer!

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Matthew T. Ogrodnik, MS, CIP, Editor, CR TIMES
Director, Office of Human Research Affairs