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4. Desired outcomes

The aim of a HREC self-evaluation is to monitor the quality of the committees work and associated procedures, and make changes as required to ensure any necessary improvements.

Therefore, regardless of the method(s) chosen, the outcomes of a Self-Evaluation should be timetabled for discussion with the full HREC.

However, it is important to consider firstly, whether the findings of the Self-Evaluation are to be kept internal to the HREC, and whether the complete results (as opposed to a summary) should be made available to all its members.  Secondly, will the findings be shared with others in the host institution. In other words, who else should read a report of these findings to help implement any changes or inform any further discussions?

The intended distribution of the findings of an evaluation may be very relevant when determining an evaluation’s purpose and scope.