The Quality Improvement Officer is charged with developing, implementing and hosting educational opportunities for research personnel. Activities may include but are not limited to the following:
Study Start-up Visits: Close to the time that a study is approved or approved contingent by the IRB, the PI may request an education session for his/her research team tailored to his/her specific protocol. The QI Officer will educate the research team on what would be looked for in a review and will also review the plans for study conduct (e.g. plans for storage of investigational articles, plans for recruitment etc.) to ensure that all planned activity is consistent with the approved protocol, policies and regulatory requirements.
Brown-Bag Lunch Sessions: These sessions will be developed based on input from the research community as to their interest and needs and from the IRB, RIO staff, and QI Officer based on common errors that are seen. The sessions will be implemented at regular time intervals so that research personnel can plan accordingly to allow for attendance.
As Requested: The QI Officer is available to provide tailored educational sessions on human subject protections.