The Human Research Participant Protection (HRPP) Program at the University of Oklahoma is committed to the improvement of the quality, efficiency, and integrity of our research activities. In pursuit of this commitment, the HRPP and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) support a QI Program to assess the research activities conducted in accordance with the University's Federalwide Assurance with the Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP).
The objective of the QI Program is to ensure that proper scientific, ethical, and regulatory requirements, through proper documentation, record keeping, data analysis, and compliance to all components that constitute good academic research practice, are followed throughout the IRB's approved protocols. The program is designed to continually evaluate, provide education, and improve the research process, ultimately providing a higher degree of safety to our human research participants.
There are four basic components to the QI Program:
- Routine Evaluations
- External / For-Cause Evaluations
- Internal Evaluations
- Self-Assessment Evaluations.