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Find the assistance and compliance help you need to conduct research at Essentia Health from the Research Compliance and Assistance Program (RCAP). We provide quality assurance, compliance education, and assistance to improve human research protections throughout the research process.
To facilitate safe, ethical, and high-quality human subjects research.
Continuous improvement in the protection of human subjects in research and promotion of high-quality documentation and conduct of research.
The mission and aim are achieved through:
RCAP’s goals are to verify and promote:
Take advantage of RCAP’s wide range of support services and education to make sure you’re complying with federal, state, and local laws and regulations, as well as institutional policies.
If you’re a principal investigator or study staff member, request an RCAP on-site study review to ensure your study documentation complies with the regulatory requirements for protocol adherence, record keeping, and informed consent. You’ll receive corrective actions and quality improvement recommendations if necessary.
Through every phase of your study, the RCAP compliance specialist can meet with your research team to help identify and address regulatory concerns that may cause delays or impede the progress of your research.
To request RCAP information or services, contact Kimberly Wold, compliance specialist, RCAP. Call 701-364-7843.
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