The OVCR has implemented a plan to assess and improve the quality, effectiveness, and compliance within the Human Subject Protections Program (HSPP). The Associate Director of Compliance (Investigator Outreach) designs and implements the OPRS internal compliance plan; drafts compliance tools; creates and implements auditing and monitoring plans; provides regulatory support to OPRS staff and IRB members as needed; and evaluates the UIC HSPP.
Detailed for-cause and not-for-cause audit findings and quality improvement activities, as applicable, are reported to the OPRS Director and Chair(s) of the relevant IRBs on a semi-annual, or as needed, basis. The report will include proposed corrective actions and possible solutions from which the Director may choose, when applicable. The Director will respond in writing to the findings or quality improvement activities and provide the affected personnel and/or their supervisor with the information needed to apply corrective actions.