Research - Requirements

Do we meet the research requirements if we have an active research protocol, but there are no patients currently enrolled in our research?

Yes. Comprehensive Stroke Centers must be currently participating in patient-centered research that is approved by the Institutional Review Board. However, we recognize that there are fluctuations in activities over the course of a study, and there may be times at the start or the end of a study when no patients are currently enrolled in a protocol or there is a short gap between the end of a study and the start of a new one. The organization should be prepared to speak to any gaps in the process and discuss next steps during the onsite review or during the intra-cycle monitoring call.
Last updated on March 20, 2017
Manual: Advanced DSC - Comprehensive Stroke
Chapter: Program Management DSPR

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