If you think that the project you are planning to conduct might be considered a quality assurance/quality improvement initiative, please review the information below. The IRB considers these points in making its determination, so please ensure that the information covered below is addressed in your submission:
The intended purpose of the project and any products (reports, presentations, etc.) to result from it.
Where any and all study activities will take place.
Please provide the information requested above in a cover letter addressed to the IRB. Please ensure that any applicable supporting documents (i.e., IRB approval letters, letters from another institution regarding the study) are included in the submission.
In particular, for QA/QI projects being performed on behalf of another organization, please include a letter of support attesting that the project activities are being performed for QA/QI purposes. Please note: this letter must be from somebody at the organization who has the authority to make this determination. If you have questions about what documents and information should be included, please do not hesitate to call the IRB Office.