238782 Track B: Planning Ahead for High Quality Data

Sunday, October 30, 2011: 3:01 PM

Elizabeth O'Connell, BS, RN , Public Health Research, Social & Scientific Systems, Inc., Durham, NC
Track B 3:00-3:30PM

The purpose of this presentation is to describe methods of building in quality to your data collection and operations from the start, and how they fit into a quality assurance plan for the study. The design of data forms, operational systems that track appropriate data for reconciliation, manuals of operations, training, and monitoring plans will be discussed.

Learning Areas:

Learning Objectives:
Differentiate between Quality Assurance and Quality Control, List the elements of data forms that yield high quality data, and List 3 elements of a QA plan.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a Senior Study Manager and Regulatory Specialist at Social & Scientific Systems with over 15 years of experience in operationalizing research protocols and implementing epidemiologic studies, including surveys, field studies, and clinical studies. As the Regulatory specialist at SSS, I am responsible for coordinating and disseminating regulatory information from NIH to study staff. I consult with study managers across NIEHS studies and act as a liaison with the NIEHS IRB and ethics staff. I designed a multi-functional regulatory database to address our need for a systematic approach to tracking the regulatory process for multiple projects and multiple institutions conducted for the Epidemiology Branch at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
Any relevant financial relationships? Yes

Name of Organization Clinical/Research Area Type of relationship
Social & Scientific Systems Epidemiology Employment (includes retainer)

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.