The Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance Committee reviews, approves, and oversees all studies from Emergency Medicine (EM) faculty that might be considered as QI or QA projects. If a study is approved as QI/QA, the Principal Investigator (PI) will not need to submit the study to the IRB. If the study is determined to be research, the PI must proceed with IRB submission.
If you are interested in submitting a QI/QA project for the committee to review, please complete the process to the right and submit your application form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
QI/QA Flowchart (PDF): Flowchart detailing the QI/QA submission process
QI/QA Checklist (DOCX): This checklist will help you determine whether the proposed project is in fact QI or potentially human subjects research. If all the check marks are inside the shaded gray boxes, then the project is very likely QI and not human subjects research.
QI/QA Application (DOC): If after completing the checklist you consider the project is truly QI/QA, please complete the application and submit to email@example.com.