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Not Research Review and Determination

Form to be used for Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement, Program/Curriculum Evaluation or Public Health Practice projects. The projects are conducted to assess a process, program or system with the intent to improve that same process, program or system or primary intent to identify/control a health problem.  Many of these projects also may contain elements of research.  Information usually will be shared beyond those involved in or overseeing the program/curriculum/process/system.  Intent to publish is an insufficient criterion alone for determining if a project is research.  There are other purposes for publishing descriptions of non-research activities, e.g., QI projects are often disseminated outside the institution for the purpose of sharing the process (the QA/QI methodology) not the health care outcomes or implications. 

Engagement Determination

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