PURDUE HUMAN RESEARCH PROTECTION PROGRAM SEEKS ACCREDITATION

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MAY-JUNE 2019 |

Purdue University’s HRPP is seeking to achieve the goal of accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs.

The Purdue University Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and associated Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) are continuing to work towards the goal of accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP). AAHRPP is an independent organization that focuses on evaluating the operations and effectiveness of institutions’ human subjects research protections. During the accreditation process, several investigators and research staff may be randomly chosen to meet with evaluators and discuss their experiences in research or with the Purdue HRPP/IRB.

Achieving accreditation could build collaborative ties with institutions and sponsors. In addition, implementing AAHRPP requirements commit the institution to continuous quality improvement and standardized review processes. To learn more about AAHRPP and its accreditation elements and expectations, please see www.aahrpp.org.

Writer: Ianthe “Cookie” Bryant-Gawthrop, director, Research Regulatory Affairs and Human Research Protection Program, ibg@purdue.edu