Research Quality Audits

Research Quality Audits (RQAs) are performed to assess whether research is conducted and managed in compliance with the institutional and Canadian regulatory requirements, and to identify opportunities for improvement. REB approved research may be selected to undergo an RQA Audit based on a ROUTINE review or as DIRECTED by the Research Ethics Board (REB).

Types of Research Quality Audits:

  • Full Audit
  • Recruitment Strategies
  • Informed Consent Documentation and Process
  • Conflict of Interest
  • SAE Assessment and Reporting Requirements
  • Performance Verification of Trial Equipment
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Compliance
  • Trial Master File (TMF) Audit
  • Privacy
    • TAHSN Application Compliance
    • Use of Identifiers
    • Data Storage and Security
  • Other