ArnotHealth Research / QI Portal
Welcome to the Arnot GME and LECOM Research Portal
This site provides you with the necessary forms to begin the development of your research or QI project and gives contact information for our research coordinators. You will also find an instruction sheet for getting your CITI training certificate, a downloadable consent form for release of medical information &/or images, as well as a list of current projects being conducted at our institution, along with links to useful resources. We wish you the best of luck in your scholarly endeavors and welcome ideas for making this area more useful.
Frank J. Edwards, MD, FACEP
GME Research Director;
Chair, Research Steering Group; Associate D.I.O.
Definition of Acronyms
SRB (Arnot System Review Board & Privacy Committee)
i. Led by Dr. James Freeman and Cathy Matthey, RN, Chief of Compliance,
this committee reviews and approves all research and QI studies at Arnot
with regard to patient confidentiality and privacy.
IRB (Institutional Review Board)
i. The IRB is a federally mandated institutional body that must review and
approve all human subject research. At Arnot, we use the LECOMT (Lake
Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine) IRB, which is chaired by Dr. Irv
Freeman at LECOME – Erie.
RSG (Arnot Research Steering Group)
i. The Arnot RSG keeps track of all the projects, assigns research
coordinators to projects, helps in project development, assists investigators
in obtaining biostatistical assistance, and coordinates and ensures that all
projects receive appropriate review and approval by the IRB and SRB.
The RSG can issue IRB exemption letters. It is currently chaired by Dr.
CITI Training (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative)
i. CITI training is required for all individuals participating in human subject
research (retrospective or prospective).
ii. It is completed online, requires several hours, and needs to be renewed
every 3 years. (See link to CITI training on the GME website)