Research Services

Quality Assurance Program

The Research Compliance Quality Assurance Program is a component of Creighton University's Research Compliance Program. The purpose of the Research Compliance Quality Assurance Program is to benefit and support the research programs at Creighton University involving human subjects and animals to:

        Achieve quality, performance and efficiency;

        Ensure compliance with University policies and federal laws and regulations;

        Identify education/training initiatives for Investigators, their research staff and others; and

        Assist in obtaining and maintaining accreditation for research programs that involve the:

1)      protection of human subjects in research.

2)      use of animals in research activities (Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International, AAALAC).

The goal of this Program is to provide education to investigators and research personnel and promote a working relationship among the Principal Investigator, his/her research staff, the applicable University oversight Committee, (Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)) and the Research Compliance Office. It is designed to identify regulatory noncompliance and protect human and animal subjects and research animals at Creighton University.

Click here for the Quality Assurance Plan

For more information or to speak with Shannon Walsh, the Quality Assurance Auditor, call 402-280-2322 or email