Is your project considered research? Do you need help with this determination? Use some of our tools below to distinguish what is considered research, quality improvement, program evaluation, or other not human subjects research categories.
Click here to access the QI/PE/NHSR Checklist
Coming soon: watch Dr. Mealer’s presentation highlighting the differences between research vs. various not human subject research categories.
Dept. PM&R QI/PE/NHSR Determination Committee
The University of Colorado Denver, Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board (COMIRB), Policies and Procedures for the Protection of Human Subjects, does not require submission of QI, PE and NHSR for review and concurrence and delegates this responsibility to departments and investigators. The Department of PM&R has put together a committee to conduct internal reviews of PM&R studies believed to be considered “not human subjects research”.
Faculty and staff will submit all QI, PE and NHSR to the committee for review and approval. The committee will provide a departmental letter to satisfy review requirements requested by journals, conference presentations and/or institutional quality assurance reviews. The Committee will be comprised of the Research Integrity Officer, Director of Research and a research administrator. More details can be found in the SOP located here.