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Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement

A Guided Self-Assessment for Human Research Protection Programs

OHRP can help institutions evaluate and strengthen the quality of their human research protection program. OHRP will:

  • Provide tools to help your institution identify strengths and areas for improvement
  • Clarify regulatory requirements.
  • Provide detailed review of IRB written procedures and meeting minutes.
  • Explore ways to improve the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of IRB administration.
  • Identify "best practices."
  • Foster partnerships and collaborations among institutions.


Institutions that wish to participate in OHRP's Quality Improvement Program (QIP) may do so by completing one or both of the following procedures:

  1. Utilizing the OHRP QA Self-Assessment Tool, conduct your own guided self-assessment of your human research protections program
    • Download the tool and instructions
    • The completed QA Self-Assessment Tool is not sent to OHRP
  2. Contact OHRP to request an OHRP QA consultation of your human research protections program
    • Send a written request to the Division of Education and Development (DED)
    • Provide DED with your institution's written IRB procedures and minutes from three (3) recent IRB meetins
    • The DED Quality Improvement team will contact you to arrange one of the following:
      • An onsite consultation
      • A video conference
      • A teleconference

For additional information or to request an OHRP consultation send an email to Ms. Elyse Summers, via email at, or phone: (240) 453-8236

Sample agenda for an onsite consultation

Related Documents

Related Information

  • Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) []


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