Quality Assurance Monitoring

QA Monitoring

QA Monitoring reviews both research and IRB management of studies to promote high quality, ethical research by facilitating the identification and resolution of compliance concerns and by identifying, disseminating, and promoting best practices.

Why Was My Study Chosen?

Receiving notification that a study has been selected for a monitoring visit does not imply that wrongdoing is suspected.  Any research involving human subjects may be audited.  Quality assurance and improvement activities are applied to all university researchers, departments, and units engaged in Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved human subjects research, including those whose research is conducted at non-university sites.

The following criteria increase the likelihood that a study will be reviewed:

  • FDA regulated investigator-initiated studies
  • Studies with more than minimal risk to participants
  • Vulnerable participant populations (e.g., children)
  • Investigators who are new to research
  • No other monitoring in place
  • High number of protocol deviations or unanticipated adverse events

The principal investigator will be notified of study selection by email  Once the monitoring visit is scheduled a letter will follow with details of the visit.

For additional information on Quality Assurance Activities, please contact:

Kareemah Mills, CIP
558-3576
kareemah.mills@uc.edu

Quality Assurance Auditors

Brianna Mills
558-2286
brianna.mills@uc.edu

Jackie Glass, CCRP
558-0453
jacklyn.glass@uc.edu

Contact Us


Human Research Protection Program
(ML0567)
University Hall, Suite 300
51 Goodman Drive
PO Box 210567
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0567
General Inquiries:
513-558-5259
irb@ucmail.uc.edu

Click here to identify the person dedicated to serving your research group

 

Angela Braggs-Brown, RAC, CIP, MA
Director
513-558-3005
angela.braggs-brown@uc.edu

Kareemah Mills, CIP
Assistant Director
513-558-3576
kareemah.mills@uc.edu

Claudia Norman, CIP
Education and Outreach Specialist
513-558-5784
claudia.norman@uc.edu

Human Protection Administrators

Laura Goins
513-558-0479
laura.goins@uc.edu

Martina Harmon, MS
513-558-1881
martina.harmon@uc.edu

Tara Knipp, CIP
513-558-3731
tara.knipp@uc.edu

Christa Preston, CIP
513-558-2087
christa.preston@uc.edu

Deborah Quinones-Stewart
513-558-6915
deborah.quinones-stewart@uc.edu

Quality Assurance Auditors
Jackie Glass, CCRP
513-558-0453
jacklyn.glass@uc.edu

Brianna Mills
513-558-2286
brianna.mills@uc.edu

StrokeNet CIRB
Susan Roll, RN, BSN, CCRP
CIRB Liaison
513-558-6061
susan.roll@uc.edu

Jo Ann Behrle
Human Protection Administrator
513-558-5273
joann.behrle@uc.edu

Keeley Lynch
CIRB Coordinator
513-558-5209
keeley.lynch@uc.edu