June 2010 Regional Meeting

Overview

On June 6 we offered one of our highly acclaimed educational programs, Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement (QA/QI) 101. This program was held in conjunction with the Society of Research Administrators International’s (SRA) 2010 SRA Western/Southern Section Meeting.

This full-day, introductory course provided attendees with an overview of the basic elements in developing and implementing a Quality Assurance and Improvement (QA/QI) program. To keep pace with an evolving regulatory environment, a growing number of research institutions are creating structured QA/QI programs focused on ensuring investigator and IRB regulatory compliance.  Organizations are improving performance with the creation of approved protocol, contract and budget, as well as with institutional policies and applicable federal regulations. This course discussed how QA/QI programs can ensure compliance and improve performance through post-approval monitoring of on-going studies, facilitating communications among investigators, IRBs and other research administration offices, and continuing education for the research community. This course presented multiple examples of how to design a program based on different institutional needs, structures, available resources and support. Attendees also had the opportunity to participate in lively group discussions during the program.

Download the QA/QI program.

Faculty

  • Eunice Yim Newbert, MPH
  • Delia Y. Wolf, MD, JD, MSCI

About SRA

SRA International is a professional society with over 4,000 members who work in hospitals, universities, nonprofits, and at the federal government. SRA International is dedicated to the education and professional development of research administrators working in varied organizational settings, as well as the advancement of research administration as a profession around the world.