Learn the difference and whether or not ethics approval is needed before you begin
Quality Improvement (QI), Quality Assurance (QA), and Program Evaluation (PE) projects
Is my project QI/QA/PE or research?
Proceed to Step 4 if your project is determined to be QI, QA, or PE.
Use this table to compare the characteristics of QI/QA/PE and research activities
Review this flowchart to help categorize your study as QI/QA/PE or research
Complete the ARECCI Screening Tool to assess potential risks to participants
If Steps 1-3 indicate that your project is QI, QA, or PE, you still need to request an exemption from CHREB ethics review before beginning your study.
As a PDF or link to the results webpage
A paragraph justifying your belief that this is a QI, QA, or PE project (using language from the table and flowchart in Steps 1-2).
A statement noting that the FoN Dean or authorized clinic/department lead supports this as a QI, QA, or PE project - optional, but useful.
QI/QA/PE or Research
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