Research Quality Assurance


The Research Quality Assurance (RQA) unit was created in 2011 to provide services to the research community by reviewing, maintaining and updating research related processes and procedures, develop best practice documentation and coordinate audit responses.  This team focuses on financial compliance and partners with the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships to provide comprehensive reviews of the University’s sponsored program activities.

The RQA unit does not assume the duties of the operational regulatory or business areas, and all compliance and sponsored program support activities exist in their respective reporting structures. The RQA team’s role is to monitor these efforts and assess University-wide risk and performance.

RQA unit services include:

  • Coordinate sponsored program Audit responses including the University Single Audit
  • Conduct Financial Management Reviews
  • Recommend improved policies and procedures regarding sponsored program financial compliance
  • Develop and maintain Best Practice Documentation
  • Provide training to sponsored program staff, business office staff and researchers at Purdue related to sponsored program financial compliance
  • Partner with EVPRP Regulatory Affairs on Research Regulatory Reviews



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