Research Compliance & Education

Full AAHRPP Accreditation

The Center for Clinical Research and Technology at University Hospitals is committed to identifying standards of excellence and potential areas for improvement in order to promote a solid foundation for the conduct of clinical and translational research. Research compliance support is available to assist with the implementation of continuous quality improvement through the UH Office of Research Compliance. This collaborative effort with the UH research community is designed to encourage compliance with requirements and ethical standards governing clinical and translational research by identifying best practices, and by detecting issues or oversights, which may occur when conducting research activities.

The UH Office of Research Compliance and Education is also intended to serve as a tool for enhancing human subject protections and promoting the responsible conduct of research. This includes assistance to investigators with protocol submissions, prospective and retrospective research compliance monitoring visits, informed consent observation, and education for investigators and study staff on the principles governing the responsible conduct of research.

The prospective research compliance monitoring visits may be initiated and scheduled by the investigator or by the UH Office of Research Compliance and Education. Primary goals of this program are to educate the UH research community about requirements and ethical standards governing research through the monitoring process and to assist investigators during the conduct of research by verifying that the basic principles of responsible research conduct are being met.

Following are the topics most frequently covered by The Office of Research Integrity within the United States Department of Health and Human Services and are among the many topics addressed by the Office of Research Compliance and Education’s education program.

  • Human subjects protection
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Mentoring
  • Authorship and publication
  • Data management
  • Data acquisition
  • Data analysis
  • Data sharing
  • Data retention
  • Ethics and morality
  • Research misconduct
  • Plagiarism
  • Fabrication
  • Falsification

Questions, Concerns or Comments

For questions, concerns or comments related to clinical research at University Hospitals please contact Carol Fedor, Clinical Research Manager, at 216-844-5524.

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