Quality Improvement

The Office for Research advises that any projects that are classified as Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Improvement (QI), audit, service design or negligible risk projects may not require ethical review by the Southern Adelaide Clinical Human Research Ethics Committee.

An activity whose primary purpose is to monitor or improve the quality of service delivered by an individual or an organisation is a QA, QI, audit, service design, negligible risk activity, and as a rule, this does not require ethics approval.

Documentation

Quality Library Improvement Report (DOCX 82KB)  
Quality Assurance versus Research Project Exemption Guidelines (PDF 172KB)