Clinical Research Quality

Clinical Research Quality (CRQ), established in 2016 and administered by Spectrum under the direction of the Senior Associate Dean for Research, facilitates clinical research regulatory compliance and contributes to school-wide quality and compliance improvement initiatives by

  • Developing standard operating procedures, clinical trial policies, and best practices within the School of Medicine.
  • Conducting quality audits, both routine and upon request
  • Assisting with corrective and preventive action when needed
  • Education and training via Spectrum’s programs for researchers, faculty, trainees, and staff on Good Clinical Practice and Clinical Research Operations; and ad hoc upon request
  • Tracking and trending clinical trial compliance from a variety of internal and external sources

CRQ is advised by a Faculty Advisory Committee appointed by the Senior Associate Dean for Research, and collaborates with Stanford University School of Medicine departments, institutes and centers; with the Research Compliance Office and Institutional Review Board, and with University Internal Audit Services and the Privacy Office.

Quality Improvement  

Clinical Trials Disclosure (

  • New and Noteworthy
    • Applicable Clinical Trial Checklist
    • Stanford Study Registration Quick Guide
    • Stanford Policy and Guidance
    • Study Registration: resources
    • Results Posting: resources
  • Resources
    • National Institutes of Health
    • Related Journal Publications

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