At Aurora Health Care, our high-quality, ethical research allows us to discover better treatments and improve health outcomes for our patients.
The Integrity and Quality team acts as a fresh pair of eyes looking over research programs and clinical trials. Our observations and suggestions help researchers maintain high standards and preserve Aurora’s exceptional reputation.
We look at:
Aurora researchers and patients participate in and conduct hundreds of clinical trials and research projects.
To maintain consistent high standards across Aurora, the Integrity and Quality team monitors a representative cross-section of programs each year. We identify areas of strength and areas where we could improve.
We present our reviews to the Council for Quality Assurance and Improvement in Research (CQAIR). This advisory board considers our results and recommends education initiatives or other solutions as needed.
CQAIR is responsible for maintaining research quality standards and preparedness for review and inspection at Aurora. The board looks at a wide range of elements, including:
As a proactive measure, we identify high-risk projects and monitor them closely. We look for patterns or trends to identify areas that need improvement or additional training.
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) has identified several factors that may benefit from closer monitoring. CQAIR takes these factors into consideration when recommending which projects the Integrity and Quality team monitors:
The IRB approves all research and clinical trials at Aurora involving human subjects. This committee determines whether a research proposal meets stringent ethics standards and verifies that a project has structures in place to protect the participants. Learn more about IRB.
We are a resource for researchers. By providing detailed reviews of research and suggesting improvements, we help researchers maintain the quality and integrity of their work.
Support tools we provide:
Learn more about Aurora’s researcher resources.