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IU Human Research Protection Program Receives Full Reaccreditation

July 8, 2016

The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) has granted Indiana University full reaccreditation status.

AAHRPP is an independent, non-profit accrediting body which uses a voluntary, peer-driven, educational model to ensure HRPPs meet rigorous standards for quality and protection. To earn accreditation, organizations must provide tangible evidence - through policies, procedures, and practices - of their commitment to scientifically and ethically sound research and to continuous improvement.

The IU HRPP has been accredited since 2005 and now includes the human research programs on all Indiana University campuses.

AAHRPP conducted its third reaccreditation site visit in Indianapolis February 23–25, 2016. During the visit, site visitors interviewed numerous Researchers, IRB members and Staff, Grants and Contracts Staff, and other Compliance Committee Staff; and additionally reviewed numerous research studies, policies, and IRB materials.

AAHRPP accreditation is an important step in strengthening protections for research participants. Each accreditation advances that objective and helps build public trust and confidence in research at IU. The Human Subjects Office offers their sincere thanks to you for supporting this important endeavor!