Quality assurance of research protocols conducted in the community: the National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network experience.

@article{Rosa2009QualityAO,
  title={Quality assurance of research protocols conducted in the community: the National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network experience.},
  author={Carmen La Rosa and Aimee N C Campbell and Cynthia F Kleppinger and Royce R Sampson and Clare Tyson and Stephanie Mamay-Gentilin},
  journal={Clinical trials},
  year={2009},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={151-61}
}
BACKGROUND Quality assurance (QA) of clinical trials is essential to protect the welfare of trial participants and the integrity of the data collected. However, there is little detailed information available on specific procedures and outcomes of QA monitoring for clinical trials. PURPOSE This article describes the experience of the National Institute on Drug Abuse's (NIDA) National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) in devising and implementing a three-tiered QA model for… CONTINUE READING