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The Research Institute of St. Joe’s is committed to conducting research to the highest quality standards in order to produce accurate and reliable results while protecting the rights, wellbeing, and safety of all of study participants. To accomplish this, we have a comprehensive quality assurance program, which provides researchers with the resources needed to perform their studies to the highest standards.

Some of the services offered to affiliates of The Research Institute include:

  • Study monitoring services for investigator-initiated studies
  • Creation of study monitoring plans
  • Review of study documentation (e.g., protocols, informed consent forms, ethics applications) to ensure quality measures are built-in to the study before it starts
  • Conduct root cause analysis and create corrective and preventive action plans
  • Review and assistance with regulatory documentation

In addition to providing services to researchers and their teams on a study-by-study basis, RSJH’s quality assurance program provides ongoing institutional level quality oversight, which includes:

  • A comprehensive education and training framework to provide our researchers and staff with the knowledge required to effectively conduct research studies
  • A comprehensive set of standardized research Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), available on MyStJoes intranet
  • Auditing services 

If you would like to learn more about The Research Institute’s quality assurance program, please contact Adam Weerdenburg, Pre-Award and Clinical Operations Manager (

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Related Resources: Quality


008-RSJ-H  Research Involving Humans

Policy concerning research involving humans.


013-RSJ-H  Workplace Training Requirements

Policy outlining the workplace training requirements for employees of The Research Institute.


016-RSJ-H  Quality Assurance and Compliance Program

Policy concerning The Research Institute's internal quality assurance and compliance program.


Talk to one of our contacts for more information.

Adam Weerdenburg
Pre-Award and Clinical Operations Manager
Phone: 905-522-1155 ext. 35280