If you are currently conducting non-exempt research on human subjects that has been approved by CU Boulder's IRB, your protocol is subject to on-site reviews.
The purpose of this review program is to assist CU Boulder and investigators in conducting human research that is of the highest ethical quality and is compliant with relevant federal and university requirements. The program works towards the above goals by seeking to improve investigator performance through monitoring, education, and measurements of the overall quality and effectiveness of protocol management. The reviews are intended to help PIs performing human research improve their processes and to be an educational exercise on good research practices for lab personnel.
The reviews specifically aim to:
- Ensure that what was approved by the IRB is being implemented in a PI's research practices and is appropriately documented.
- Provide support to research teams in assessing, implementing, and maintaining compliance.
- Assure the continued protection of human subjects and their rights when they are taking part in a research study.
If your protocol is selected to undergo a routine on-site review, please visit the Preparing for an on-site review page or contact the QA/QI office directly with any questions/concerns.