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Featured Toolkit: IRB Self-Certification Decision Tool
The IRB QI Self-Certification Decision Tool is a mechanism that allows study teams to make the decision about whether their project constitutes human subjects research or whether it is quality improvement (QI) or program evaluation (PE), such that IRB review and oversight is not required.
Allowing institutions and Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) to redistribute this decision-making process empowers study teams to move forward with their quality improvement or program evaluation projects more rapidly, and enables the IRBs to focus their time on projects that truly require IRB review and oversight.
This toolkit provides practical steps for institutions and IRBs to develop and implement a QI Self-Certification Decision Tool.