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Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement


About Us

The goal of the Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement (QA/QI) Program is to enhance the quality of human research and to support the improvement of human research protections at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS).

The QA/QI team works with investigators, research staff, and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to ensure research is compliant with regulations, guidance, institutional policies, and best practices for human research protections.


QI document reviews, study monitoring, audit preparation 

Information Resources

Standard operating procedures; preparing for a federal audit

Tools, Checklists & Templates

Inspection checklist; investigator self-assessment; best practices

Frequently Asked Questions

Preparing for a routine review

HRPP QA/QI Contact