Participants & Community Experience

The Post-Approval Review Program Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement program (PAR QA/QI) is concerned about the safety, rights, and welfare of all individuals participating in research. PAR QA/QI program staff promptly respond to complaints, concerns, and questions received from the research community via the Research Subjects Advocate Line and via electronic report available on the IRB website.

Participant Experience Survey

The Implementation Work Plan calls for enhanced communication with research participants, their family members, and their legally-authorized representatives, including the creation of “a research participant satisfaction survey that is distributed to research participants and surrogate decision-makers to evaluate their research experiences”. This recommendation is also reflected in the Engaging Research Participants Final Report.

In response to these recommendations, the Human Research Protection Program, in partnership with Fairview Health Services FHS, is developing a Research Participant Survey, to be piloted in 2017.